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Burger King is officially worth 1,086,666,666 Whoppers

The burger chain is taken over for $3.26bn. What’s that worth in Irish Whopper Meals?
Sep 3rd 2010, 11:10 AM 377 0

THE WORLD’S second-biggest fast food chain, Burger King, has finalised a takeover by private investment firm 3G Capital that values the firm at $3.26bn.

In American terms, that means that the burger chain is worth the equivalent of 1,086,666,666 Whopper burgers, which – though the price varies from state to state – sell for about $3.

We’re told by the office burger junkie that here in Ireland, however, a Whopper Meal – on special – currently costs €5 ($6.41), making the deal worth 508.6m meals if you convert the $3.26bn deal into its Euro equivalent, €2.54bn.

All of which makes us wonder: should we open a new currency market where we can trade the prices of an American Whopper against an Irish Whopper Meal?

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Gavan Reilly

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