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Chain Restaurants: How They Got Their Starts

Burger King

Original Location: Miami, Fla.

Fun Facts: In 1954, the first Burger King hamburger stand opened in Miami, Fla. Burgers and shakes were 18 cents each. The Whopper would be added in 1957 and sell for 37 cents. The 10,000th BK opened in Sydney, Australia in 1998 and today there are more than 12,100 worldwide. The largest BK is not in America, but in Budapest.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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