Burger King Worldwide's (UNKNOWN:BKW.DL) refranchising strategy seemed to pay off in the third quarter of 2013, as the company's net income was up significantly over the prior year. In the video below, Fool contributor Asit Sharma reviews the benefits and risks of Burger King's push to be the only major global burger chain operating on a 100% franchisee model. Asit acknowledges the benefits of Burger King's current structure, and outlines the long-term risks as well. In addition, he discusses whether now is a good time to take a position in Burger King stock.

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