In global push, Burger King expanding in France

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Associated Press

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 26 at 3:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's Le Royal Cheese in France will soon be facing more competition with Burger King signing a deal to grow in the country.

The Miami-based chain plans to announce a partnership with restaurant operator Groupe Olivier Bertrand to build on its three French locations. It didn't specify the financial terms or how many more restaurants it will open, but said the joint venture is expected to create 1,200 jobs in the first year.

It's the latest push by Burger King to become a bigger global player. Burger King has more than 13,000 locations worldwide, compared with 34,000 for McDonald's.

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