Burger King 3Q net falls 24%

Strong international results drove modest same-store sales growth for Burger King Holdings Inc. in the third quarter, but higher interest on debt took a toll on profits, the company said Wednesday.

The nation’s No. 2 quick-service burger chain said systemwide same-store sales grew by 1.6 percent for the quarter, based largely on a 10.5 percent increase in same-store sales in Latin America and a 3 percent hike at units in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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