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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1997 | SCOTT HARRIS
The cheeseburger tasted a little funny, a little tough. "They took a bite outta my ear," Tommy Geas was saying to another customer. "But we're goin' 15 blanking rounds." Had I been served a Tyson special by accident? An examination revealed a hunk of bacon I hadn't ordered. At least I think it was bacon. My guess is that Tommy Geas, proprietor of the imperiled Bud's Red Hots, threw it in, gratis, because he likes me, he really likes me.
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NATIONAL
March 29, 2014 | By Kevin Amerman
Just weeks after a plea for her birth mother to step forward blazed through media outlets across the globe, Katheryn Deprill stood just one room away from the woman who abandoned her as a newborn 27 years ago in a Burger King bathroom. As she got ready to meet with her birth mother, Deprill entered the lawyer's conference room with a lifetime of questions. Why did she leave me? What does she look like? But before the answers even started, Deprill got something else.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Earvin "Magic" Johnson will soon be selling Whoppers. The NBA Hall of Famer said Monday that his Los Angeles-based company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, agreed to buy 30 Burger King restaurants in Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala., Dallas and Miami. Terms of the deal, expected to close July 1, were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2003 | From Reuters
Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to pay hamburger chain Burger King Corp. and its operators more than $20 million to settle a dispute over a rigged marketing test for Frozen Coke, according to a Burger King document. Atlanta-based Coke, the world's largest soft drink maker, admitted in June that some of its employees manipulated the results of a test of the frozen soft drink in 2000 to win Burger King's business.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Burger King Corp. and AOL Time Warner Inc. have entered a marketing partnership. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Burger King will advertise AOL Time Warner music and films, including New Line Productions' "The Lord of the Rings," at its restaurants. AOL Time Warner will promote Burger King on TV networks, including CNN, in magazines and through the Internet, the companies said.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Burger King pledged to offer healthier fast-food items for children under 12, with plans to sell and market flame-broiled Chicken Tenders and apples cut to resemble thick-cut French fries. Burger King Holdings Inc. said it had set nutritional guidelines to follow when targeting children under 12 in advertising.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2001 | Reuters
Burger King Corp. and a franchisee, African-American businessman La-Van Hawkins, said they agreed to settle their legal dispute that led to black leaders launching a U.S. boycott against the No. 2 fast-food company. Hawkins had claimed in his $1.9-billion lawsuit filed in April that Burger King had not lived up to a 1996 agreement to help him open as many as 225 hamburger outlets in U.S. inner-city neighborhoods.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1989
Grand Metropolitan PLC, which recently acquired Pillsbury Co., has named Barry J. Gibbons chief executive of Pillsbury's Burger King subsidiary, succeeding Jerry Levin, who has resigned. Gibbons had been chairman and managing director of Grand Met's Grand Metropolitan Retailing Ltd. unit, which operates 2,000 restaurants in Europe. The company said Ian A. Martin, Pillsbury chairman and chief executive, will succeed Levin as chairman of Burger King.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Diageo's Burger King Corp. unit named Bennett Nussbaum chief financial officer to replace Colin Heggie, who left last year. Nussbaum, 55, was finance chief at Kinko's Inc., the closely held operator of more than 1,000 photocopying and printing stores. Miami-based Burger King is the No. 2 U.S. hamburger chain behind McDonald's Corp. Nussbaum will report to Burger King Chief Executive John Dasburg and will assist the company in plans to separate from parent Diageo, the company said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1999 | Associated Press
A coalition of American Muslims called Thursday for a worldwide boycott against Burger King because the chain opened a restaurant in a Jewish settlement on the occupied West Bank. The West Bank has been at the center of the Middle East conflict ever since it was seized by Israel in the 1967 war.
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