BURGER KING Restaurants of Canada Inc.

BURGER KING Restaurants of Canada Inc.

November 17, 2005 11:59 ET

BURGER KING® Restaurants support SickKids Foundation

Toonie Bear campaign features inspiring stories of local kids as part of fundraiser Attention: City Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2005) - BURGER KING® Restaurants across Canada will be taking part in a Toonie Bear Fundraiser in support of SickKids Foundation and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Up until November 30, customers can make a donation at their local BURGER KING® Restaurant. In return for their toonie, customers will receive a paper Toonie Bear that they can sign, personalize and display in the restaurant.

The Hospital for Sick Children plays a key role in saving the lives of children nation wide. The heroic stories of some of these children will be featured on tray-liners at participating BURGER KING® Restaurants across Canada during the Toonie Bear Fundraiser campaign. With more than half of the hospitals' patients from outside of the Toronto area, children from across the country will benefit from the nationwide campaign.

"SickKids Foundation helps to give children, like those featured in the campaign, the chance to live healthy, happy, active lives," said Cameron Loopstra, Manager of Charitable Partnerships, BURGER KING® Canada. "We're honoured to play a small role by supporting the Foundation as they continue to help kids, from coast to coast."

Toonie Bears are available for purchase both in-store and at the drive-thru window at participating BURGER KING® Restaurants.

BURGER KING® and SickKids Foundation
BURGER KING® supports the SickKids Foundation and research into childhood illnesses across Canada, improving the lives of our children today and in the future. With a 10-year commitment to provide $2 million, BURGER KING® generates funds in a variety of ways. BURGER KING® has already raised more than $1 million during the first six years of this partnership.

About Burger King Corporation
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,000 restaurants in more than 61 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades.

BURGER KING® Holdings Inc., the parent company, is private and independently owned by an equity sponsor group comprised of Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. In fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, BURGER KING® Corporation had system-wide sales of $11.3 billion. To learn more about BURGER KING®, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.bk.com.

Contact Information

  • Tamara Stefek
    Primary Phone: 416-462-0199 ext. 23
    Secondary Phone: 416-553-7664
    E-mail: tamara@pilotpmr.com