BK plots 35% expansion in Asia

HONG KONG Burger King plans to open as many as 250 restaurants in Asia during the next five years, John Chidsey, chief executive of franchisor Burger King Holdings Inc., said Thursday in an interview on Hong Kong television.

The Miami-based burger chain already operates or franchises about 700 units in the Asia-Pacific region, according to chain officials. The expansion promises to heat up the race among United States-based chains to carve up the vast Asian mark

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