In 2002, when an agreement was reached for the purchase of Burger King by a group led by TPG Capital, the franchises celebrated the separation of Burger King from Diageo.  However, the relationship deteriorated rapidly following the completion of the 2004 purchase, with the TPG-led management group immediately raising concerns about the relationship between Burger King and its franchises.  In a statement from TPG`s new management, Burger King denigrated the NFA as one of the issues disrupting the company`s operations. The new owners also began dismantling franchise advisory committees and replacing them with what Burger King called “boards of excellence,” which the NFA claimed were made up of selected members who didn`t really represent the franchises.  Other changes in menu structure, advertising, demographic targeting and interactions between the franchise and the business irritated the franchise group.  Over the next few years, TPG made several changes to the company, which ultimately led both parties to litigation that developed in several complaints.  In December 2013, Burger King returned to Finland after a three-decade absence. The first restaurant in Mannerheimintie, in the centre of Helsinki, immediately proved so popular that, since it opened, people had to queue every day in front of the restaurant to enter it, sometimes for more than half an hour. The only exception so far has been the Christmas period, when the restaurant was closed. According to Mikko Molberg, leader of the Finnish Burger King franchise, the restaurant attracted more than 2,000 customers every day, which surprised restaurant staff and franchisees.
The long lines were widely covered and ridiculed on social media, compared to those queuing outside a McDonald`s restaurant in Moscow, Russia, in the early 1990s, and contrasted with the nearly non-existent queues at Burger King restaurants in Stockholm, Sweden.  A similar problem arose again in 2009, when Burger King embezzled several million dollars in advertising discounts from Coca-Cola Corporation and dr. . . .