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Restaurant Brands International - Statistics & Facts

Restaurant Brands International (RBI) is a quick service restaurant company founded and headquartered in Ontario, Canada. The company was formed in December 2014 as a result of a merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons. On March 27, 2017, RBI also acquired Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (Popeyes) and its consolidated subsidiaries. The combined revenue of Restaurant Brands International worldwide after the acquisition of Popeyes amounted to 4.97 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Across all of its brands, Restaurant Brands International operates many stores across the globe. In 2020, the number of Restaurant Brands International restaurants worldwide amounted to 27,025.

What are Restaurant Brand International’s subsidiaries?

Tim Hortons is a franchise of quick service restaurants that specializes in coffee but also sells baked goods, lunch, and breakfast. Founded in Ontario, Canada in 1964, it became highly popular in its home country and more recently, the number of Tim Hortons restaurants worldwide reached nearly five thousand. Comparatively, Popeyes has become one of the world's largest limited-service restaurant chicken concepts. In 2020, the number of Popeyes restaurants worldwide exceeded 3,400 in the U.S. and 25 other countries around the world. Well-known restaurant chain, Burger King, on the other hand, is a U.S.-based quick service burger restaurant founded in 1957. In the years since, the number of Burger King restaurants worldwide has grown to operate over 18 thousand units globally, making it the largest restaurant chain in the Restaurant Brands International portfolio.

Which Restaurant Brand International subsidiary has the highest sales?

In 2020, system-wide sales of Restaurant Brands International worldwide amounted to over 30 billion U.S. dollars. With sales that accounted for over 20 billion U.S. dollars, Burger King came out above both Tim Hortons and Popeyes who raised almost 5.49 billion and almost 5.14 billion U.S. dollars in sales respectively. Total system-wide sales of RBI decreased over the previous year as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Popeyes was the only subsidiary that saw an increase in sales from 2019 to 2020. Despite the recent drop in sales, RBI continues to be a major player in the U.S. restaurant industry as well as internationally.

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