Burger King Posts Sales Growth, Cites New Menu, Marketing

After a lengthy slump in sales, Burger King appears to be on the rebound, posting its second consecutive quarter of positive sales growth.

The chain in the second quarter posted systemwide same-store sales of 4.4% globally, including a 4.4% spike in the chain's U.S. and Canada business.

Burger King has been struggling in recent years, in part because of the economy but also because the chain had been lagging in menu innovations. But after an active quarter of what it calls its biggest menu expansion ever, and a highly publicized -- and in some cases, criticized -- celebrity campaign promoting the new menu, the chain is turning its misfortunes around. Read More