Burger King and Zoom announced a deal on Monday that would allow the restaurants to operate independently, with Burger King controlling the cash registers.
The announcement came after Burger King Chief Executive Howard Schultz said earlier this week that the deal is an “opportunity for Burger King to continue to operate in the same manner that we have for the past 20 years.”
Zoom currently has a handful of locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Burger King is one of the largest fast-food chains in the world with about 4,600 locations, according to Fortune magazine.
The two companies previously teamed up in 2011 when the company merged with KFC.
The merger will allow Burger King more than 1,600 U.K. locations, and Zomp to expand into more than 300 more countries, including India, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Turkey.
Burger King CEO Howard Schultz on Monday said the deal will give Burger King “great flexibility to continue expanding our footprint.”
“This is an opportunity for Burger Jack to continue operating in the similar way we have operated for the last 20 years, and the same way that we’ve always operated, for more than 20 years,” Schultz said in a statement.
“Burger Jack is looking forward to a continued strong relationship with Zomp and a seamless future for BurgerJack,” he added.
Zoom and Zamp will now operate separately from each other, and Burger Jack will be able to expand its presence into other countries.
The deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year, is the first of its kind for a franchisee.
Burger Jack has more than 2,000 stores in the United States and Canada, and has more in the pipeline, including a planned expansion into South Africa.
The deal with Zamp also allows Burger King, Zomp, and other franchisees to work together more efficiently.
In a separate announcement, Burger King said that the new company will be renamed Burger King Zamp.
Burgers on Zamp’s platform will offer “franchise-like access to all the food, beverages, and merchandise of Burger King brands,” according to a press release.
According to the press release, Burger Jack and Zombi will be separate businesses, which means they will have different operating costs and will operate separately.
Meanwhile, Zombicom will be working with Burger Jack’s global expansion to bring more stores to countries like Argentina, South Africa, Brazil and India.
The move comes after Burger Jack launched Zombie, an app that lets customers track their restaurant’s inventory and pricing, and more.
On Monday, Schultz also announced that Burger King plans to offer more “fancier options” to customers in an effort to attract new customers, including an app called “Burger Kings Only,” a mobile service that allows customers to buy burgers for a fee and a loyalty program that gives customers the option to buy a burger for just $10 a day.
Earlier this week, Burger Kings Chief Executive Andy Zamp said the company will launch a smartphone app, called Burger Kings Only, that will allow customers to shop for burgers, order them, and pay with a debit card.
Other new burger offerings will include the launch of a “Cheap Burger” option, and a burger delivery service.
Also Monday, Zamp announced that the company has signed a new five-year contract with Burger Kings to serve “more than 40 million burgers a year” in a number of U.U. countries.
The contract is worth more than $400 million, including $300 million in wages.
During the announcement, Schultz said Burger King expects to add 200,000 new U.F.O. restaurants a year, and that the restaurant chain has more restaurants in the works than ever.
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