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Burger King Parent Company Records 27.8% Decline In Quarterly Profit

By Dave Simpson

Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc has recorded a 27.8% decline in quarterly profit.

Operating costs and expenses in the third quarter rose by approximately 4% to $920 million, Restaurant Brands said on Tuesday October 27.

Meanwhile, the company's total revenue fell by 8.3% to $1.34 billion, meeting analyst expectations, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

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At Burger King, comparable sales fell by 7% while Tim Hortons comparable sales declined by 12.5%.

Comparable sales at Popeyes, the popular fried chicken sandwich chain that gathered a huge social media audience and long lines at stores last year, rose by 17.4%.

Net income attributable to Restaurant Brands' shareholders came in at $145 million, or 47 cents per share, for the three months that ended on September 30, from $201 million, or 75 cents per share, last year.

Drive-Through Modernisation

Restaurant Brands said that it will modernise drive-through at more than 10,000 Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes locations in North America, beginning the rollout with the chicken sandwich chain later this year.

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