Restaurant Brands expects Burger King third quarter sales to drop

FILE PHOTO: The Burger King company logo stands on a sign outside a restaurant in Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris, France, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

(Reuters) – Restaurant Brands International Inc QSR.TOQSR.N said on Wednesday it expects quarterly comparable sales for Burger King and Tim Hortons to slide globally, even though demand for its chicken sandwiches is expected to boost growth for Popeyes.

The company reported preliminary third-quarter comparable sales drop of 7% for Burger King and 12.5% for Tim Hortons, while Popeyes is expected to rise 17.4%.

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