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Burger King

Aug 27, 2014 — Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
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Aug 26, 2014 — The deal would create the third-largest fast-food company. The deal received a $3 billion financing assist from Warren Buffett.
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Apr 10, 2014 — A Russian franchisee had said the fast-food empire was looking to extend its rule into the disputed territory. Now, the company says stories about those comments were overdone.
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Dec 2, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Burger King's copycat burger, the Big King, which looks and tastes suspiciously like a McDonald's Big Mac.
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Sep 24, 2013 — The world's No. 2 hamburger chain is rolling out lower fat, lower calorie french fries on Tuesday. Executives at the company say except for their shape, customers won't be able to tell that Satisfies are lower in calories.
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Nov 5, 2012 — To honor the 55th Anniversary of the Whopper, Burger King is offering the Angry Whopper, which first debuted a few years ago. It's a spicy version of their classic burger, made with jalapenos and special sauce, and it's angry because it wishes it had done more with its life.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Burger King has agreed to be bought by a private-equity group for $3.26 billion.
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Dec 17, 2008 — As if there was any question: The scent of seduction is apparently flame-broiled.
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