In 1994, cousins Glenn, Jay and Gary Levins formed The Phoenix Organization to operate their 300,000 SQ of retail space on Long Island. Soon after, the Levins’ sought out a franchise partnership to add to the company’s portfolio in order to diversify and bolster their real estate business. After extensive research and due diligence, they partnered with Burger King Corporation®, and in 1997 the Phoenix Organization opened their first two BK restaurant locations in South Florida and New York. Since then, the company has grown from 2 to 14 Burger King Restaurants, as well as additional commercial properties, in both states. In 2009, Rachel Levins, Jay Levins’ daughter, joined The Phoenix Organization as an operating partner. In 2013 Russ Lo Bello joined The company as an operating partner with an eye toward overall expansion. In one year, The Phoenix Organization doubled in size from 7 to 14 locations, and more are planned for the near future.
About Burger King
Every day, more than 11 million guests visit Burger King® restaurants around the world. They do so because our restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting and affordable food. Founded in 1954, Burger King® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original Home of the Whopper®, our commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes, and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.