>Burger King Holdings, Inc. Announces Impact of Weather on Comparable Sales for January and February 2010

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>MIAMI, Mar 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Burger King Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BKC) today announced that U.S. and Canada segment comparable sales were severely impacted during the months of January and February 2010 by adverse weather conditions in the Central and Eastern portions of the U.S., where over 75 percent of this segment’s company- and franchise-owned restaurants are located. The U.S. and Canada segment reported comparable system sales of negative 8.2 percent in the two-month period ended February 28, 2010, compared to positive 3.1 percent in the same period last year. Based on its analysis, the company believes inclement weather negatively impacted January and February U.S. and Canada company comparable sales by approximately 3.0 percentage points during the period. Therefore, the company expects third-quarter fiscal 2010 U.S. and Canada total revenues, company restaurant margin and income from operations to be lower than the prior year period.
Worldwide comparable sales for the two-month period ended February 28, 2010, were negative 5.4 percent, partially offset by positive results in the EMEA/APAC business segment, compared to worldwide comparable sales of positive 2.5 percent in the prior year period.

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