Burger King Corp. and Visa(R) Launch Sweepstakes Featuring Donation to HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation Education Program
$50,000 Will Be Awarded to Both Sweepstakes Winners and Scholarship Fund
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2008--Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) announces a partnership with Visa(R) that will benefit HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation in support of education and give 50 Visa(R) and BURGER KING(R) customers a chance to take home a $1,000 Visa(R) gift card.
Today through Oct. 5, 2008, BURGER KING(R) customers who use their Visa(R) card for purchases at approximately 7,200 participating BURGER KING(R) restaurants in the U.S. are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 from Visa(R) gift card.(1) For each winner, Visa(R) will also donate $1,000 to HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation's BURGER KING(R) Scholars program.
In total, 50 winners will each receive a $1,000 Visa(R) gift card and Visa(R) will also donate $50,000 to the BURGER KING(R) Scholars Program, which is HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation's educational cornerstone. The Foundation provides scholarships to commendable high school seniors across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and expands the positive impact Burger King Corp. has on local communities.
"HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation is grateful to Visa(R) for providing additional scholarship funds for deserving candidates," said Ivette Diaz, director of corporate social responsibility for Burger King Corp. "Not only does this promotion help further our commitment to education, but it also provides an additional incentive for our guests who can potentially win $1,000."
(1) No purchase necessary. Open to US residents, 18 or older. Complete Official Rules, including free method of entry are on www.bk.com/visa. Void where prohibited.
About HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation
HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit public charity, whose mission is to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live in collaboration with the extended BURGER KING(R) family. The HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation supports non-profit organizations for operating in the United States, whose programs help make a difference in the community at large. To learn more about the HAVE IT YOUR WAY(R) Foundation, visit www.haveityourwayfoundation.org or call 305-378-3186.
About BURGER KING CORPORATION
The BURGER KING(R) system operates more than 11,400 restaurants in all 50 states and in 70 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING(R) restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Corp. please visit the company's Web site at www.bk.com.
SOURCE: Burger King Corp.