Burger King

Burger King’s 1Q sales stumble

Restaurant Brands International confident in ability to grow Popeyes quickly

Fresh off of its quick acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Restaurant Brands International Inc. finds itself with a different challenge: Sales weakness at its flagship brand, Burger King.

RBI said on Wednesday that Burger King’s same-store sales fell 2.2 percent in the U.S. in the quarter ended March 31 — a relatively rare result for the brand since its 2010 acquisition by 3G Capital.

Company executives on Wednesday cited difficult comparisons for the weaknes

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