Burger King from 10 Food and Drink Brands That Are Called Something Totally Different Abroad (Slideshow)

10 Food and Drink Brands That Are Called Something Totally Different Abroad (Slideshow)

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Burger King

When fast food giant Burger King showed up in Australia back in 1971, it found out some Aussie burger joint in Adelaide had already trademarked the name, which presented an obvious problem. BK’s Australian franchisee, Jack Cowin, instead decided to name the chain Hungry Jack’s in his home country. Because he used the same logo as Burger King and only changed the name itself, the transition was relatively painless. By the way, if you think Hungry Jack’s sounds familiar but can’t place it, it’s also the name of a pancake and waffle mix owned by the J.M. Smucker Company. Smucker’s is the owner of Pillsbury, which actually used to own Burger King — which, in hindsight, actually makes the rebranding of Burger King as Hungry Jack’s seem like a curious call.