Burger King Worldwide Refranchises 42 Restaurants in the Atlanta-Metro Area
to GPS Hospitality
Former President and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Tom Garrett Becomes
the Newest BURGER KING^® Franchisee
MIAMI -- October 23, 2012
Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW) today announced the refranchising of 42
company-owned BURGER KING^® restaurants in the metro-Atlanta area to GPS
Hospitality which is operated by Tom Garrett, former president and CEO of
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
“We are excited that Tom Garrett has joined the BURGER KING^® family and
become our newest franchisee,” said Linda Chadwick, southeast division vice
president of Burger King Worldwide. “We believe he will be an ambassador for
our brand for many years to come.”
Additionally, the company will remodel 29 BURGER KING^® restaurants over the
next three years.
“GPS Hospitality is singularly focused on building the BURGER KING^® brand in
the Atlanta area,” said BURGER KING^® Franchisee Tom Garrett. “It’s a top-tier
brand that has the freshest and highest-quality products that make it the best
in the industry. And nothing compares to our WHOPPER^® sandwich.”
The BURGER KING^® restaurants will serve the brand’s signature fire-grilled
menu items, including its flagship burger of more than 50years, the WHOPPER^®
sandwich. Additionally, guests can now enjoy these new holiday dessert
additions: the Gingerbread Cookie Sundae and Gingerbread Cookie Shake. For
cinnamon-flavor enthusiasts, BK^® will also feature the irresistible
Cinnabon^® Minibon^® Rolls, baked fresh daily using the world’s best cinnamon
and covered in rich, creamy frosting. The new holiday sweets menu is available
for a limited-time-only at participating BK^® restaurants nationwide.
ABOUT BURGER KING WORLDWIDE
Founded in 1954, BURGER KING^® (NYSE: BKW) is the second largest fast food
hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER^®, the BURGER
KING^® system operates in over 12,600 locations serving over 11 million guests
daily in 86 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 94 percent of
BURGER KING^® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees,
many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades.
To learn more about Burger King Worldwide, please visit the company's website
at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About GPS Hospitality
GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING® franchisee, operating 42 restaurants in the
Metro Atlanta area. GPS Hospitality seeks to become our guests’ favorite QSR
destination by implementing our brand values of being Goal focused, People
oriented and Service obsessed. For more information, please visit
Burger King Worldwide
Denise Wilson, 305-378-7277
Kathy Siefert, 404-441-3669
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