MIAMI Burger King Corp. said it has purchased 72 units in Iowa and Nebraska that were operated by Simmonds Restaurant Management, a franchisee of the concept since 1976. Terms were not disclosed. Simmonds remains a franchisee of the Taco John’s and Jimmy John’s quick-service chains, Burger King said. Simmonds president and chief executive Michael Simmonds said the deal “coincides perfectly with my desire to simplify my life.”The purchase allows the franchisor “to leverage our ...

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