The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings

Guillermo Perales, one of the largest restaurant franchisees in the U. S., isn’t content to buy one or two locations in a given market. He prefers to own all of them.

His Dallas-based company, Sun Holdings LLC, is doubling in size this year to nearly 400 stores, including 96 Burger Kings that he recently acquired in the Orlando-Daytona market and more than 50 Arby’s in Dallas, representing 99 percent and 100 percent of those markets, respectively.

The biggest Latino franchisee in the country and fourth-largest U.S. Burger King franchisee, Perales, 50, who was born in Mexico, also owns 85 percent of the chain’s Dallas market and is in the process of remodeling locations in Florida and Texas.

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