The fast-food chain on Monday reported stronger third-quarter earnings than analysts expected, driven in part by rising sales at restaurants outside the U.S.
The strongest growth came from Asia, where revenue at restaurants open at least a year rose 3.7 percent. It’s a key figure because it removes the revenue boost that companies get from opening new restaurants.
Burger King also reported growth in Germany, Brazil and other areas.
That helped offset a 0.3 percent decline in revenue from U.S. and Canadian restaurants open more than a year.
Burger King has been opening more restaurants overseas as well: It opened 146 company-owned and franchise restaurants during the quarter outside North America, while closing 13 in the U.S. and Canada.