Burger King's profit soars in 4th-Q

MIAMI On the strength of movie promotions and longer operating hours, Burger King Holdings Inc. reported on Thursday a 42-percent rise in its fourth-quarter profit on revenue that rose 9 percent to $646 million.

The operator or franchisor of more than 11,5000 Burger King restaurants also recorded same-store sales surges of 5.3 percent globally and 5.5 percent in the United States and Canada.

Sales were driven by the chain’s movie tie-ins, including

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