Glance: Burger King, Tim Hortons tie-up talks

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • August 25, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Burger King is in discussions to purchase Tim Hortons. Here's a look at the two restaurants.

Burger King

Established: 1954

Headquarters: Miami

Market capitalization: $11.03 billion, according to FactSet.

More than 13,000 restaurants in 98 countries and territories globally.

Sells burgers, fries, sandwiches, salads, desserts and other goods. Beverages include sodas, frozen drinks, milk, coffee and other items.

Known as home of the Whopper. Nearly all of its restaurants are owned and run by independent franchisees.

Tim Hortons

Established: 1964

Headquarters: Canada

Market capitalization: $10.96 billion, according to FactSet.

More than 4,500 restaurants. This includes 3,630 in Canada, 866 in the U.S. and 50 in the Persian Gulf area.

Known for its doughnuts and coffee, restaurants also sells fruit smoothies, sandwiches, soup, chili, paninis, wraps and baked goods.

The company's co-founder, Tim Horton, played in the National Hockey League for almost a quarter century, with stretches in Toronto, New York, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo.

Purchased by Wendy's International Inc. in 1995. Completed initial public offering and was spun off as a separate public company in 2006.

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