Burger King President Resigns

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Miami- Corp. said its president Robert Nilsen resigned. He had been responsible for all systemwide operations, including and franchised . Nilsen joined Burger King one year ago after serving as chief operating officer for Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum! Brands Inc. Burger King did not provide a reason for Nilsen's departure.

The embattled chain, which has been under new and senior for more than 12 months, posted negative same-store sales for 2003, and one analyst predicted that 1,000 U.S. units could close this year. -Nation's News

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