News summary: Burger King 3Q net income drops

Burger King 3rd-quarter net income falls but adjusted results top expectations

Associated Press

THE NEWS: Burger King's third-quarter net income fell 83 percent as company to a hit from the strong dollar. Adjusted results, however, topped expectations.

THE BACKGROUND: Competition in the fast-food industry has intensified on all levels. McDonald's Inc. is stepping up marketing for its dollar menu. On the higher-end side, newer chains such as Panera Bread Co. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., are grabbing for customers willing to spend a little more.

WHAT'S NEXT: Burger King has struck deals to expand in China and Russia through partnerships with franchisees.

View Comments (0)