BK 1st-Q profit falls short of Wall St. forecast

MIAMI Burger King Holdings Inc. posted a 2-percent increase in first quarter profit, a lower-than-expected outcome, as increased costs minimized a 12-percent revenue surge from restaurant openings, late-night hours and new products like the Fresh Apple Fries.

For the quarter ended Sept. 30, Burger King earned $50 million, or 36 cents per share, compared with year-earlier earnings of $49 million, or 35 cents per share.

Wall Street analysts had, on

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