Skip to main content
QSR (NYSE)
$65.87
|
-0.44

As of February 21, 2020 Close

Food

Our Approach

Food is the foundation of our business; our restaurant owners are passionate about serving guests safe, high-quality and great-tasting food they will love, every day. Areas of focus within the food pillar are: food safety, improving choice, nutrition & transparency, and real ingredients. Our commitment and progress for each of these areas can be found in the dashboard below.

Food Safety:

Serving food that our guests love starts with serving food they can trust, always. Food safety is our number one priority at Restaurant Brands International. Food safety is proactively managed through our industry leading food quality assurance program including robust vendor and restaurant audits to ensure compliance with food safety guidelines and policies We also work with industry, academia, and regulatory agencies on advancing food safety standards and practises globally.

Improving Choice, Nutrition and Transparency:

It's important for guests to feel good about our food. Our team of nutritionists and food innovation professionals drive our strategy to provide guests with balanced menu options and to equip them with the information to make educated choices about their meals to fit their individual lifestyles.

Real Ingredients:

We believe affordable meals should also include high-quality ingredients, and knowing these are wholesome, simple, and familiar is more important than ever to our guests. For us, real ingredients means no colours, flavors, or preservatives from artificial sources. That's why our brands are working to remove ingredients from artificial sources from food menus.

Highlights

100% of Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes restaurants worldwide are subject to rigorous food safety inspection on a regular schedule.

As of 2018, both the Tim Hortons and the Burger King brands have fulfilled their North American commitment to only source chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine , as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In the US, 85% of the permanent food menu at Burger King is now free of colors, flavors, & preservatives from artificial sources , with an objective to achieve 100% end of 2020. Colors and flavors from artificial sources have already been removed from all Burger King permanent menu beef and chicken sandwiches in the US.

donut equity

Looking Forward

Our goals over the next year:

  • We will work towards expanding the ingredient and nutrition policies for each brand, and setting targets for improving the nutrition profile of menu options served at our restaurants around the world.

  • We will continue to remove colors, flavors, and preservatives from artificial sources from core food ingredients in Canada and the US.

  • We will measure and understand current usage of antibiotics in the chicken supply chain for Popeyes, as well as the beef supply chain for Tim Hortons and Burger King. For each brand, by the end of 2020, we will establish reduction targets for the US and Canadian markets related to the use of antibiotics important to human medicine, as defined by the WHO.

Performance Summary: Food

Food Safety

Learn More →

Provide our guests across the globe with safe, high quality and great-tasting food, by maintaining rigorous industry-leading standards for vendor quality assurance and restaurant food safety.

Ongoing

100% of Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes restaurants worldwide are subject to rigorous food safety inspections on a regular schedule.

Improving Choice, Nutrition & Transparency

Learn More →

We are targeting a 10% sodium reduction across our permanent à la carte Burger King US menu items that contain more than 2,000 mg sodium. We will also set forward-looking targets to reduce fat, sodium, and sugar across existing entrees, meal combinations, and side dishes at our Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes restaurants globally.

Ongoing

In 2019, we reviewed all of our permanent Burger King US menu items and identified those that contained over 2,400 mg sodium, then developed new recipes achieving a sodium reduction of up to 18% on those products. By February 2020, all of our permanent à la carte items on the Burger King US menu will contain less than 2,400 mg sodium.

Working with our global teams and industry partners, we are also in the process of collecting menu data, engaging our suppliers, and conducting ingredient research to improve the nutritional profile of menu options served at our restaurants around the world.

Continue to make nutrition information increasingly accessible within our restaurants, as well as our mobile and online platforms, so guests around the world will be better able to make informed decisions about their food and meal choices.

Ongoing

In parallel with our expanding mobile and online ordering services in the US, a new online nutrition information source for our Burger King brand will launch in December 2019. The online platform, also accessible on mobile devices, will provide our guests with the ability to search, filter, and identify the menu options they’re craving that fit their dietary restrictions and needs.

Real Ingredients

Learn More →

Continue to remove colors, flavors, and preservatives from artificial sources from branded food ingredients in Canada and the US.

2021

100% real means no colors, flavors, or preservatives from artificial sources. Burger King has launched the 100% real whopper sandwich in Sweden, with several markets including Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland planned to launch by the end of 2019.

In the US, 85% of the permanent food menu at Burger King is now free of colors, flavors, & preservatives from artificial sources

In 2019, Burger King removed colors & flavors from artificial sources from all permanent menu beef and chicken sandwiches in the US.

All chicken products on the permanent menu at Burger King in the US have no added MSG.

The Popeyes brand has recently launched in Spain with chicken locally sourced from Spain that is prepared with fresh chicken that is marinated for 12 hours.

Continue our commitments to good antimicrobial stewardship, requiring suppliers to purchase products only from farmers that administer antibiotics in a judicious and responsible manner when treatment is necessary, in keeping with veterinary and regulatory requirements.

2020

As of 2018, both the Tim Hortons and the Burger King brands have fulfilled its North American commitment to only source chicken raised without the use of antibiotics important to human medicine*.

In 2020, we will measure and understand current usage of antibiotics in the chicken supply chain for Popeyes, as well as the beef supply chain for Tim Hortons and Burger King. For each brand, by the end of 2020, we will establish reduction targets for the US and Canadian markets related to the use of antibiotics important to human medicine*.

* As defined by the World Health Organization in Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine 5th Revision 2016.