Burger King Holdings, Inc said yesterday (1 February) that it expects to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with an initial public offering of shares of its common stock in late February or early March.

“Our goal has always been to take Burger King public,” said chairman and CEO Greg Brenneman. “We believe the transparency and stability in ownership offered by being a public company will benefit our employees and franchisees for years to come.”

As a result of limitations imposed by US securities law, the company said it will have no further comment at this time.