Burger King was no market star
The stock has lagged since the company went public in 2006. McDonald's is a different story.
It's worth noting that before shares jumped on rumor of the buyout, Burger King stock has been anything but royal. Shares of the fast food chain had been down about 6% from when it went public in May of 2006, The New York Times reported.
Compare that with the spectacular rise of McDonald's (MCD), whose shares have soared 111% during that same period.
But the real stock loser in the business is Wendy's/Arby's Group (WEN), the Times reports. Its shares have plummeted 76% in that same period.
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The company plans to close stores and lay off employees, and says it needs to make some deeper changes.
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