The NFA asserted that the deviation to the parent company was contrary to the beverage contracts between different parties.   Negotiations between the two companies ultimately failed , leading to the establishment of a class action in May 2009 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against Burger King Corporation, Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper on behalf of all Burger King franchises in the United States.    In the submission, the NFA argued that the three accused were in breach of a 1999 contract that set out certain objectives for the use of beverage syrup.  The four parties reached an agreement shortly after the bid, when Burger King agreed to obtain advertising funding from other sources.   Obligations and restrictions: the requirements for personal participation in the operation of the business differ for the two types of ownership that are reflected in the forms of franchise agreements applicable to them. Franchisees are permitted to use the restaurant exclusively for the operation of a Burger King restaurant and to keep the restaurant open and operational for minimum hours and days, as required by the franchisor in writing in the franchise agreement or by other means. Franchisees must operate and deliver the restaurant where the franchisor authorizes the franchisee to provide delivery services, in strict compliance with methods, standards and specifications, as prescribed in writing in the manual or by other means. Franchisees must offer for sale and sale at the restaurant all products and services that have been expressly approved by the franchisor in the Manual or by other written means and only in accordance with the specifications and standards of the franchisor. Burger King began entering the Russian market in 2006 with the local coffee chain Shokoladnitsa.  However, the company`s plans were delayed for several years; In January 2010, the company finally opened its first Russian site in the Metropolis Shopping Mall in northern Moscow and until mid-2012, the company had nearly 70 sites.
 In 2012, Russia was at the centre of a major international expansion for Burger King with a new plan to increase its presence there.  The agreement between Burger King, The Russian Master Franchise Burger Rus and the Russian investment bank VTB Capital is expected to increase the company from 57 to more than 300 in a few years.  Much of the planned expansion will focus on the Siberian region of the country, an area underserved by fast food chains.  In addition, the agreement consolidated Burger Rus as an exclusive master franchise for the country.  Burger Rus President Dmitry Medovoy has announced that the first Siberian site will be overcrowded by the end of 2012, along with other sites in 2013.