Nilsen Resigns as Burger King President

NEW YORK Burger King said Wednesday that Robert Nilsen has resigned as president after just over a year in the position.

The company did not offer a reason for Nilsen’s departure or indicate where he was going. The move comes just weeks after the Miami-based fast-food chain replaced lead ad agency Young & Rubicam with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami.

Brad Blum, chief executive officer of Burger King, released a statement to employees on Tuesday informing them of Nilsen’s departure and also saying that the company would reveal “the new operations leadership structure” this week. Blum thanked Nilsen for “the great team he has assembled” and stated that, “[Burger King] will remain relentlessly focused to realize success against our … most important strategic initiatives.”

Nilsen joined Burger King last January.

—Brandweek staff report