The Tel Aviv District Court approved last week the sale of Burger King Israel's franchise to Orgad Holdings for NIS30m (US$6.5m), following the decision of the Antitrust Commission to disqualify the bid from rival Burger Ranch. Orgad chairman Avi Orgad was quoted in Haaretz as saying that the acquisition of Burger King Israel's operations "is a long term, strategic purchase with no intentions to bring in any partners into the enterprise. We plan to turn the Burger King chain into the leader in the fastfood business in Israel."