Burger King (BK) is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Based in Miami, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as restaurant chain in Jacksonville, Florida named Insta-Burger King, which ran into financial difficulties the next year. Miami-based franchisees David Edgerton and James McLamore purchased the company and renamed it "Burger King". The company would change hands four times over the next 50 years, with its third set of owners (a partnership of TPG Capital, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, taking it public in 2002. In 2010, the company merged with the Canadian-based donut chain Tim Hortons under the ownership of a new parent company named Restaurant Brands International. Since 2003, the company's mascot has been the The Burger King.
The restaurant chain's menu has expanded from a basic offering of burgers, fries, sodas, and milkshakes to a larger and more diverse set of products, including its signature product the "Whopper", introduced in 1957. As of December 2018, the company holds nearly 18,000 outlets in 100 countries, nearly half of which are in the United States. Burger King's Australian franchise Hungry Jack's is the only franchise to operate under a different name, due to a trademark dispute and a series of legal cases between the two.
Burger King is an infrequent sponsor on Smosh Games, having sponsored three videos across 2018 in The Damien & Shayne Show, Board AF, and Maricraft. The restaurant chain was also the focus of an episode of Every Blank Ever in 2019.
List of videos sponsored by Burger King
|SURVIVING ZOMBIES AND EACH OTHER - State of Decay 2||June 8, 2018|
|FREESTYLE RAP BATTLE||June 10, 2018|
|BOZE STARTS A BUSINESS (Maricraft)||June 11, 2018|
- Burger King is the focus of the Every Blank Ever episode "EVERY BURGER KING EVER". Things parodied include greasy food to the unsanitary eating environment.
- Ian and Anthony go to Burger King in the Lunchtime with Smosh episodes "DEATH BY BURGER", "I LOVE "SECRET" SAUCE!", and "Insane Cat!".
- Food from Burger King is included in the Squad Vlogs episode "BLIND FAST FOOD CHALLENGE!", namely the Whopper, Chicken Fries, French Fries, and Oreo Shake.