BK settles with franchisees over value menu

Franchisor agrees to set new policy for deciding what goes on the value menu

Burger King and its franchisee group have agreed to change how new items are added to the chain’s value menu, settling a lawsuit that was sparked by a $1 double cheeseburger promotion in 2009.

Burger King Holdings Inc. and the National Franchisee Association, whose members represent around 80 percent of the chain’s franchised units in the United States, reached the settlement late last week. As part of the settlement, Burger King said in a statement Monday that it would iss

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