Benson Yee, owner of Ben’s World of Transformers (www.bwtf.com), is one of many men now in their late 20s and early 30s who grew up surrounded by Transformers — the toys, the cartoon, the comic books — and who are eagerly anticipating the July 3 release of the “Transformers” live-action movie. The toy line was one of the hottest in the 1980s.
Keeping restaurants open after midnight is one of many changes the world’s No. 2 hamburger chain made that have helped it overcome years of weak management, sluggish sales and disgruntled franchisees. Burger King (BKC) went public in May 2006 and has seen its stock double since August. It has reported 13 consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales growth.