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The 'Children' Running Burger King Are Winning; Should More Fortune 1000s Get Younger Leadership?

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Fourteen months ago, Bloomberg ran a cover story: " Burger King is Run by Children." Fast forward to today, and you can see that any skepticism regarding the age of the then-32-year-old CEO Daniel Schwartz and his 28-year-old CFO Josh Kowba was overstated. (The average age of a Fortune 1000 CEO is 53.)

Restaurant Brands International (QSR - Get Report) , which is parent to Burger King as well as Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons, reported third-quarter earnings last week, and it was a triumphant moment for the young management team. Earnings grew 21% over last year and beat analyst's estimates. Since acquiring Tim Hortons in 2014, the company has over 19,000 restaurants in close to 100 countries.

Much of the company's recent earnings growth can be attributed to bold menu additions at Burger King in the U.S., such as Fiery...


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