As Burger King’s plans to evade paying taxes in the US and move to Canada (by buying coffee and donut maker Tim Horton’s) drew ire, Burger King issued this statement on their Facebook page:
We hear you. We’re not moving, we’re just growing and finding ways to serve you better.
As part of the announcement made today, both Burger King Corp. and Tim Hortons will continue to operate as independent brands. We’ll just be under common ownership. Our headquarters will remain in Miami where we were founded more than 60 years ago and business will continue as usual at our restaurants around the world.
The decision to create a new global QSR leader with Tim Hortons is not tax-driven – it’s about global growth for both brands. BKC will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes.
We’re proud of the heritage of Burger King and will maintain our long-standing commitment to our employees, franchisees and the local communities we serve.
The WHOPPER isn’t going anywhere.