After the brand expired in the late 1990s, Burger King tried unsuccessfully to introduce the brand to the continent. After the company lost a lawsuit that hungry Jack had filed against it by the ownership of Hungry Jack, it ceded the land to its franchisee.  Hungry Jack`s is now the only Burger King brand in Australia; Cowin Hungry Jack`s PTY is the master franchise and is now responsible for overseeing business in this country, with Burger King offering only administrative and promotional support to ensure a common marketing system for the company and its products.  The company explained that it had declared the Burger King site delayed its franchise agreement in February and asked the operator to remedy these problems. Very quickly, the media attention was drawn to the site which “produced important negative comments on social media about the Burger King restaurant system”. Shortly after Pillsbury acquired the chain in 1969, Burger King opened its first Canadian restaurant in Windsor, Ontario, in 1969. :66 Soon after, other international sites followed: Oceania in 1971 with the Australian franchise Hungry Jack`s and Europe 1975 with a restaurant in Madrid, Spain.   Beginning in 1982, BK and its franchisees began operating subsidiaries in several East Asian countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea.  Due to strong competition, all Japanese sites were closed in 2001. In June 2007, however, BK returned to the Japanese market.  BK`s operations in Central and South America began in the late 1970s in Mexico and worked in Caracas, Venezuela in the early 1980s. Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina.  While Burger King lags behind More than 12,000 stores on international sites compared to McDonald`s, it managed until 2008 to transform itself into the largest chain in several countries, including Mexico and Spain.
 The company divides its international activities into three segments: the Middle East, Europe and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). [Citation required] In each of these regions, Burger King has created several subsidiaries to develop strategic partnerships and alliances to expand into new territories. In the EMEA group, Burger King Europe GmbH, based in Switzerland, is responsible for the licensing and development of BK-Franchiseinen in these regions.  In the APAC region is bk AsiaPac, Pte, headquartered in Singapore. The Division Ltd. manages franchising for East Asia, the Asian subcontinent and all ocean areas.   The LAC region includes Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean islands. [Citation required] When 3G Capital Burger King was purchased in January 2011, the company moved to settle all disputes with its franchises. In April, Burger King and the franchises agreed on a non-monetary comparison in which the franchise was allowed to redesign the Buck Double to 1.29 $US and gave them more power in the future to determine the composition of the Burger King menu. The parent company also appointed a Chicago, Illinois franchisee, Dan Wiborg, as the new North American president, which contributed to franchise relations because of his former position within the NFA.   In April 2012, Kurdolus and Cartesian used the additional capital to enter into a franchise agreement with Burger King to open more than 1,000 new sites in China over a period of five to seven years.  This agreement is the largest single franchise agreement in Burger King`s history and will make the new Chinese company the largest BK franchise in the world.