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Burger King Supply Chain Analysis

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Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953. Burger King 's menu has expanded from a basic offering of burgers, French fries, sodas, and milkshakes to a larger and more diverse set of products. In 1957, the "Whopper" became the first major addition to the menu, and it has become Burger King 's signature product since. As of September 30, 2016, Burger King reported it had 15,243 outlets in 100 countries. Of these, 47.5% are in the United States and 99.5% are privately owned and operated, with its new owners moving to an almost entirely franchised model in 2013. While it may be tempting for big food…show more content…
Supply chain challenges arose around identifying local suppliers that can meet BURGER KING® Worldwide’s exacting and stringent criteria, and that have the capacity and willingness to develop and deliver products consistently. All their local suppliers have met the standards set and have committed to the development and investment required to meet their growing national demand. EXCELLENT MEAT PARTNERSHIP BURGER KING®‘s joint venture with Excellent Meat – an established, family-run meat manufacturer and distributor – to develop a standalone dedicated beef patty plant is critical to the vertical integration of the business. The partnership ensures that the constant demand for quality patties in South Africa is, and will continue being, met as the scalability of the plant allows for rapid expansion. Once the plant is fully operational, GPI expects a production capacity of three million patties a…show more content…
It also contributes directly to ensuring the food they serve is safe for guests. Burger King works directly with producers to ensure all products are ethically sourced and that they comply with global standards and best practice. Their criteria is strict and closely monitored to ensure they partner with responsible suppliers who apply water saving techniques, don’t abuse the use of chemicals, and who conduct stock rotation to name but a few. This helps us to ensure that the products served to their guests fully comply with their responsible food journey
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