Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® is one of the largest chains of fast food outlets in the world. HOME OF THE WHOPPER® and BURGER KING® have about 15,000 outlets and serve more than 11 million people every day in over 100 countries. Almost 100% of the BURGER KING ® restaurants are owned and managed by independent affiliates, many of these for decades. BURGER KING® owns Restaruant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of he largest companies in the world of food service, with over 23 billion dollars in the sales system and over 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries. In Italy, where the brand is controlled by the company BKSEE (Burger King South Europe East) which also operates in Poland, Romania and Greece, it has had outlets since 1999, the year in which it opened its first restaurant In Milan. Now it has 148 restaurants in Italy.