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Apr 15, 2020. 8 comments

Burger King awards free Whoppers to math whizzes, people who know how to Google

Burger King awards free Whoppers to math whizzes, people who know how to Google

Another day of lockdown, another fast food chain using a global pandemic to get people to buy junk food. This week, under the presumption that kids’ brains are atrophying in quarantine, Burger King is giving away free Whoppers to students who correctly answer a math, chemistry, or literature question. Well, free-ish Whoppers.

Here’s the deal: Every day from April 13-20, Burger King will post...

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Mar 26, 2020. 3 comments

Burger King UK won’t pay rent, will pay employees instead

Burger King UK won’t pay rent, will pay employees instead

Burger King? More like Burger Reasonable Distributor Of Capital to the Working Class. Burger King UK announced this week that it won’t be paying their quarterly rent checks, instead using that cash to keep its employees paid. CEO Alisdair Murdoch didn’t mince words when he told BBC Radio’s Today show about his plans: “We are not intending to pay our rent.” Okay, Alisdair! Noted!

On Monday,...

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Feb 20, 2020. 7 comments

Burger King’s new ads find beauty in a moldy Whopper

Burger King’s new ads find beauty in a moldy Whopper

McDonald’s is infamous for quite a number of things, like its

constantly broken ice cream machines , and the fact that its burgers—even if they’re decades old—will not rot. An 11-year-old cheeseburger is a tourist attraction in Iceland . A 25-year-old Quarter Pounder is a minor celebrity in Australia . McDonald’s has explained the scientific reason behind this phenomenon ad nauseum, and...

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Feb 03, 2020. 4 comments

Tokyo BK can’t say goodbye to rival McDonald’s without a little trolling

Tokyo BK can’t say goodbye to rival McDonald’s without a little trolling

It’s always a little sad to say goodbye to a neighbor. In Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood, when a McDonald’s posted a sign announcing that it would be closing and thanking the neighbors for 22 years of patronage, the Burger King two doors down posted its own sign, appearing to pay its respects to its rival. In Japan Today’s translation:

Thank you for 22 happy years.

Our neighbor two buildings...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli Jan 15, 2020. 9 comments

Burger King releases—wait for it—a new burger

Burger King releases—wait for it—a new burger

Burger King has announced the release of a brand-new sandwich guaranteed to shock and delight your taste buds: The Cheddar BACON KING (capitalization theirs). Company representatives told The Takeout that the new sandwich features two “savory flame-grilled beef patties, topped a with hearty portion of thick-cut smoked bacon, melted cheddar cheese and topped with ketchup and creamy mayonnaise...

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Marnie Shure Marnie Shure Jan 14, 2020. 10 comments

Burger King kindly offers Prince Harry a job

Burger King kindly offers Prince Harry a job

The recent news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

stepping back from their duties as Duke and Duchess of Sussex is, to marketing teams, the gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday, the official Twitter account of Burger King tweeted the following:

It loses a few comedy points for lacking an actual handle to “@” in order to gain Harry’s attention. But it gains points for having every appearance...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt Dec 19, 2019. 10 comments

Burger King offering free Impossible Whoppers to delayed travelers

Burger King offering free Impossible Whoppers to delayed travelers

We’re heading into some of the busiest travel days of the year, when many of us will have to endure interminable bottlenecks at security, overpriced airport food, the indignity of sitting on the floor at the gate, and overcrowded flights before being united with our loved ones. And that’s just when things go as they’re supposed to. Add in delays that mean extra hours in the airport and the...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt Nov 21, 2019. 6 comments

You can blame global warming for Burger King’s zesty sauce shortage

You can blame global warming for Burger King’s zesty sauce shortage

There is a global horseradish shortage on, but nobody seemed to care until Burger King started running out of its Zesty Onion Ring Dipping Sauce. Now people care a lot, Business Insider reports. They have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure. They have vowed not to return to BK again until the zesty sauce is back in stock. But they are out of luck. Which makes them even more unhappy....

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 20, 2019. 24 comments

Vegan customer sues Burger King for grilling Impossible Whoppers on same surface as beef

Vegan customer sues Burger King for grilling Impossible Whoppers on same surface as beef

Plant-based burgers and meats from fast food restaurants come with an asterisk. Yes, they’re not made from any animal products, but they are typically cooked with the same tools on the same equipment as their non-vegan counterparts. Whether or not that information is clear enough to customers is at the heart of a new lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida yesterday. Per Reuters,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 12, 2019. 6 comments

Burger King triples down on Impossible Whopper with 3 new meatless burgers

Burger King triples down on Impossible Whopper with 3 new meatless burgers

When a film studio releases a hit movie, we can expect roughly a half-dozen sequels and spinoffs. So, too, with fast food successes, as companies rush to give customers

more of what they’ll spend money on. Following the initial success of its Impossible Whopper , Burger King has now logically concluded that it should continue to “yes, and” its plant-based burger offerings. According to a...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 09, 2019. 20 comments

Whopper discount mistake cost Burger King franchise $8 million

Whopper discount mistake cost Burger King franchise $8 million

To err is human, right? No one is perfect at their jobs, and we’re all bound to make work mistakes both small and large. But if you’ve ever accidentally cc’d the wrong person on an email or filed a TPS report without a cover sheet, rest assured that your error (probably) didn’t cost your company $8.3 million.

Human error cost Burger King in a big way when certain Whopper discounts were...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli Nov 02, 2019. 22 comments

Burger King’s veggie burger is gone and definitely forgotten

Burger King’s veggie burger is gone and definitely forgotten

Will the

faux meat craze cause classic veggie burgers to go the way of the dodo? Veggie patties are already disappearing at Burger King, where the massively successful Impossible Whopper has convinced executives that their existing veggie burger option is no longer relevant. Burger King has, apparently, offered a veggie burger on its menu since 2002, made with patties from Morningstar...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt Oct 25, 2019. 16 comments

Burger King’s Ghost Whopper becomes only burger approved by dead people

Burger King’s Ghost Whopper becomes only burger approved by dead people

It’s that spooky time of year when the line between the quick and the dead becomes ever so blurred, which means it’s the best time of the year to receive messages from the Great Beyond. And so Burger King has employed an actual psychic to find out what actual ghosts think of its Ghost Whopper, available this week at 10 Burger King locations across the country.

Why does Burger King want to know...

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Aimee Levitt Aimee Levitt Sep 09, 2019. 12 comments

German Burger King ad banks on customer confusion between Ronald McDonald and Pennywise

German Burger King ad banks on customer confusion between Ronald McDonald and Pennywise

When did fear of clowns (coulrophobia if you’re fancy) become a thing? Was it after It? John Wayne Gacy? It definitely must have been after the conception of Ronald McDonald, because what international chain would deliberately adopt a universally accepted figure of terror as its spokesman? (Also, have you noticed Ronald’s been keeping really quiet in recent years? Poor guy. We hope he doesn’t...

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Kevin Pang Kevin Pang Sep 04, 2019. 6 comments

The state of the plain fast food hamburger

The state of the plain fast food hamburger
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The menu board at my local McDonald’s stretches across five vertical television screens, listing out items, price, and caloric level. One dish tucked away in a corner, lost in the sea of Jalapeno McChickens and Double

Filet-O-Fish es, is the first item Dick and Mac McDonald sold at their San...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Aug 23, 2019. 24 comments

Burger King employee fired for denying deaf woman service

Burger King employee fired for denying deaf woman service

One of the more basic aspects of good customer service is helping and demonstrating respect for all customers, regardless of any additional needs they may have from time to time. At a Burger King in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a deaf customer experienced the precise opposite of good customer service when she was allegedly disrespected by an employee for attempting to use the drive-thru.

KFOR...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Aug 16, 2019. 21 comments

Burger King puts out waffle breakfast sandwiches and all people can talk about are sponges

Burger King puts out waffle breakfast sandwiches and all people can talk about are sponges

Food styling is a difficult art. Designers have to make an item look as desirable as possible, while also avoiding such uncanny perfection that consumers are left disappointed by what actually arrives through the drive-thru. Particularly when it comes to fast food,

that divide is inevitable . But the wrong photo can also lead to a bunch of internet jokes in no time at all.

First, the upside:...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 12, 2019. 23 comments

5 Burger King employees fired for drawing on cop’s sandwich wrapper

5 Burger King employees fired for drawing on cop’s sandwich wrapper

Five employees of a Burger King in Clovis, New Mexico no longer have jobs following an incident involving a police officer’s order that took place last Thursday.

Per KRQE Albuquerque, the officer, Timo Rosenthal, was in uniform when he placed an order from the Burger King; when he unwrapped his order, the sandwich wrapper displayed a cartoonish drawing of a pig with a star that presumably...

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Kevin Pang Kevin Pang Aug 09, 2019. 24 comments

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper changes the game

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper changes the game

The Impossible Whopper has landed, and like John/Paul/George/Ringo stepping off their Pan Am flight onto the JFK airport tarmac, the impact may be bigger than you’d imagine.

Let us give you 30 seconds of context: Breaking through to the meat-free crowd has been the holy grail of fast food chains for decades. Any vegetarian entrees they test-marketed were treated as novelty and didn’t stay on...

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Kevin Pang Kevin Pang Aug 05, 2019. 9 comments

Burger King wins the taco race to the bottom

Burger King wins the taco race to the bottom

Let us acknowledge there are several gradations of tacos. At the top of the chain are ones you might find in, say, the streets of Mexico City: A soft corn tortilla freshly pressed from a tortilladora and griddled, with marinated pork “al pastor” sliced crisp from a trompo and the whole affair topped with salsa verde. A notch or two down is the American taco: hard-shelled, ground beef fried...

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