BURGER KING REFRANCHISES 42 RESTAURANTS IN METRO ATLANTA
ATLANTA — Miami-based Burger King Worldwide is refranchising 42 company-owned Burger King restaurants in metro Atlanta to GPS Hospitality. Tom Garrett, former president and chief executive officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., operates GPS Hospitality.
“GPS Hospitality is singularly focused on building the Burger King brand in the Atlanta area,” says Garrett.
Refranchising refers to selling off corporate-owned stores to franchisees with the capital to give those stores a boost. Burger King Worldwide will additionally remodel 29 Burger King restaurants in the Atlanta area during the next three years.