But all BK locations will stay put
Even though they're putting their fanciest corporate boardrooms up North, Burger King won't be messing with its American drive-thrus. In fact, it'll even keep its offices in Miami, and continue to manage itself independently. Clearly, they weren't kidding about having it your way.
A legendary rich guy is involved
Noted investor and Jimmy Buffett non-relative Warren Buffett kicked $3 billion of preferred equity financing into the deal. (Or at least his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., did.) Presumably, there are many free Timbits in his future.
Burger King will have to grovel in front of the Canadian government
As The Wall Street Journal explains, the merger will require approval from the Canadian government to actually go through. Basically, Burger King will have to prove the deal'll provide some "net benefit" to Canada before they move in -- and seeing as Tim Hortons is the country's largest quick-service company, that seems fair. We only hope the presentation involves Chicken Fry laser pointers.