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Burger King Sign Goes Viral, Staff Walks Out


Disgruntled Burger King employees in Lincoln, Nebraska put up a sign on their marquee “we all quit” and “sorry for the inconvenience,” to send a message to upper management.

“They wanted to put up a sign to say, you know sorry there’s really not going to be anyone here,” former general manager Rachael Flores told a local ABC affiliate when interviewed.  “Just kind of a laugh to upper management.  That got put up yesterday before we opened, and I didn’t think anybody was going to notice it, because we did just one sign, and then it went pretty crazy on Facebook.  I got a call from my upper management, and they told me I needed to take it down.”

Flores and several other workers had already put in their two weeks’ notice that they would be leaving their posts, according to the report.

The workers interviewed for the story stated that they had been working in a kitchen with no air conditioning for weeks, where temperatures sometimes got above 90 degrees.

The workers also contended that they would frequently work through lunch and worked longer hours to combat staffing issues.

Restaurants Brands International owns three prominent QSR brands, Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes.  Unfortunately, these establishments and industries don’t offer the luxury of working from home and have had staffing issues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

About RBI

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies with approximately $32 billion in annual system-wide sales and 27,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick-service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 45 years.

McDonald’s Philippines to Vaccinate Employees for Free




McDonald’s Philippines has announced that it will vaccinate its employees for free after it has confirmed its purchase of up to 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Astra Zeneca.

Golden Arches Development Corp. (GADC), McDonald’s Philippines Franchisee stated that half of the vaccines will be donated to the government under the Department of Health (DOH) in accordance with the government’s allocation framework.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Philippines reiterate that the health and safety of their employees are their top priority.  He further emphasized that it is the company’s responsibility to keep their people safe so as to protect their customers as well.

GADC experienced a net profit decline to P1.0 billion in the first nine months of 2020 from P1.2 billion previously, due to the lockdowns enforced nationwide to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Only 38% of its stores remained operational due to restrictions among dine-in and large gatherings.  Some 95% of stores eventually reopened as restrictions were lifted.

Jollibee Foods to take advantage of Covid-19 opportunities globally

Philippines restaurant operator Jollibee Foods company remains optimistic about expansion opportunities despite an extremely challenging start to the year globally due to Covid-19.

They plan to open 171 stores globally and renovate 96 outlets this year. The firm has indicated to spend US$137.9 million to restructure its international business, paying attention to non-performing stores, store network, supply chain facilities, management, and support group structure.  Jollibee Foods will also devote some of its resources to establish new delivery and take-out services.

“2020 is an extremely challenging year for JFC as for most other businesses, but out of this transformation, we aim to emerge in 2021 as an even stronger business and organization,” Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong said.

In January, Jollibee Foods reported a 14.4-per-cent drop in earnings after operating income fell by 25.1%.

Australia’s Oporto Enters Vietnam

The infamous Oporto from North Bondi, Sydney, Australia that is popular for its Portuguese Flamed Grilled Chicken and Original Chili Sauce has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1986 and is landing in Vietnam soon.

Craveable Brands who owns Oporto, Red Rooster and Chicken Treat has appointed Ben Thanh Group as its local partner in Vietnam which has plans to open 24 restaurants across the territory over the next 10 years.

Craig Tozer, Craveable Brand CEO shared “Vietnam is an ideal market for Oporto with nearly 100 million people and more than 60 per cent in our core demographic of under 35”.  He further stated that “Vietnam is experiencing double-digit growth in the retail and consumer sector and GDP has steadily grown at over 6 per cent.  Consumers are urbanising and have an appreciation of quality food.”

The Vietnam market entry strengthens Oporto’s international growth strategy following international master agreements Oporto Singapore and Sri Lanka.


Fun Fact: Oporto has more than 100 restaurants in Australia, New Zealand, India, Vietnam, Singapore, and the United Kingdom

Tim Hortons comes to Thailand

Canadian Coffee Comes To Thailand

Canadian Coffee Comes to Thailand

Iconic coffee brand Tim Hortons is coming to Thailand…

The Canadian brand Tim Hortons has appointed local operator WeEat Co as its master franchisor for the Canadian coffee brand in the territory of Thailand.   

“We are proud to partner with Tim Hortons to launch and develop this great brand in Thailand. We look forward to opening the doors of our first Tim Hortons restaurant and sharing Canada’s favourite coffee with our guests,” said Nick Wattanavekin, CEO of WeEat Company which is part of the Wattanavekin family group.

Tim Hortons Coffee

Alexandre Macedo, the President of the coffee giant recently announced, “We are very excited to grow the Tim’s brand in Thailand as part of our broader global growth strategy. Thailand has a thriving coffee market, and our partner has a deep understanding of the Thai market, which we believe will position us well for success in the country”.

As a part of global expansion, Tim Horton’s (which is a key part of the enormous Restaurant Brands International Inc), has also recently been launched into Spain, Mexico, Great Britain and the Philippines.  

The head of Hortons indicated that there are plans to open more than 1500 locations over the next 10 years in China, in cooperation with Cartesian Capital Group.  That’s a lot of Double-Doubles.

Fun Fact: Tim Horton was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 24 seasons in the National Hockey League.