BK dodges the slowdown to post 29% profit gain

MIAMI Shrugging off macroeconomic pressures and other challenges that have saddled even the strongest restaurant companies, Burger King Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a 29-percent year-to-year increase in its second-quarter profit on revenues that jumped 10 percent to $613 million.

The No. 2 burger chain posted a global same-store sales gain of 4.5 percent and a domestic same-store sales jump of 4.2 percent for the December-ended quarter. The news came the

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