The French Competition Authority clears merger of 2 fast food restaurant chains, subject to divestitures in a local market (Quick / Burger King France)

The operation notified to the French Competition Authority (FCA) consists in the acquisition of the firm Quick by the firm Burger King France. Burger King and Quick are two fast-food restaurant chains selling hamburgers. The purpose of the operation is to turn 300 Quick restaurants located in France into Burger Kings in 4 years. The main concern of the French competition Authority with regard to the transaction is the position that the new entity would have in the commercial catering sector. Definition of relevant markets To define the relevant products markets, the French Competition indicates that within the downstream market for commercial catering, its practice makes a distinction between the low-cost fast food market (which includes fast foods, self-services and take out/home

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Gildas de Muizon, Ariane Charpin, The French Competition Authority clears merger of 2 fast food restaurant chains, subject to divestitures in a local market (Quick / Burger King France), 10 December 2015, e-Competitions December 2015, Art. N° 81730

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