Skip to comments.Burger King to Sell Budweiser, Bud Light
Posted on 01/27/2010 6:47:54 AM PST by kingattax
ST. LOUIS Burger King announced last week that it is about to begin selling beer, an effort to better compete with casual dining restaurants, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.
The burger giant will begin selling Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors products at a new Whopper Bar opening next month in South Beach, Florida, the company's first U.S. location to sell beer. Beer will be sold in special aluminum bottles and cost $4.25. As part of a Whopper-beer combo, the total will be $7.99, roughly $2 more than the same combo meal with a fountain drink.
Burger King plans to open additional Whopper Bars in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and Malaga, Spain, where beer sales may also follow. The company is not expected to sell beer at its conventional Burger King restaurants.
They are going to need bouncers soon when they find out some of their patrons think BK is a bar.
won’t be taking my little girl to burger king anymore....
Good, then I will have a reason to go there, the food is abominable. The ONLY fast food burger worth eating is In and Out, all others are complete vomitable garbage.
You mean they are going to be selling crappy beer to go along with their crappy food?
I remember Burger Kings in Jamaica and St Thomas V.I. having beer in their restaurants back in the 80’s. What took them so long?
These are special stores with a license, not your standard BKs.
They’ve been doing it in Europe for DECADES.
But can you imagine The King after a few too many brewskis?
i just don’t feel that you take a hamburger joint that has been geared since its inception for kids and families and put alcohol into them...imho
Oh, the irony.
europe has also been socialist for decades and decades...does that make it right...??..
They have been selling beer at regular McDonald’s in France for quite some time. I don’t normally grace the doors of McDonald’s, but I had to get a beer at one. I have a photo someplace, of me drinking a beer and eating fries in the restaurant. I don’t believe you could get it at the drive through.
I have actually purchased just a case of beer before from McDonalds (In Germany), everything else was closed and me and my buddies were still wanting some alcohol (we missed the last train to Bamberg and had to hang out for 4 hours until the 1st train ran). McDonalds stays open all night and sells beer there, all the other establishments that sold beer were closed.
It's nice to be able to have a Heineken with my meal.
It may represents France's best claim to being a superior society.
Drive through six packs.
What could possibly go wrong?
Dumbass idea award.....
Here’s one more example of why we need more drinkers on the road....
Nothing wrong with having a brewski with you hamburger and onion rings..In fact, it sounds pretty good.
That’s a little late in coming; the last time I was proofed for age was on a business trip in St. Louis in about 1980. It was in a Pizza Hut (or another national level pizza chain, memory gets hazy). I was 37 and delighted (that they served beer, and that I was proofed)!
Take your daughter to Buffalo Wild Wings? Plenty of people do, that’s what they are trying to compete with
Should be selling Sam Adams!
Those Global Beer Companies can burn....
IIRC they already have drive through beer barns there. I know for a fact you can buy pints of the hard stuff at gas stations. IMO it ruled. Freedom!
So you'd go there just for beer when there are so many other places one can go and get a beer and a decent sandwich? Um, okay.
I’ll have a beer, but the Whopper is just too damned fattening.
Hello, my name is The Burger King and I am an alcoholic.
I look at them as bars that sell Whoppers ;)
Even better, beer with a bacon, egg & cheese biscuit sandwich or two.
Budweiser is a first rate beer. Burger King food is third rate at best. Always makes me ill to eat there.
I remember In and Out while I was in California, their burgers are better than the other places. The only burger place I went to while I was there.
I’m not a fan of Burger King, either. But I am in favor of beer (even poor beer) being sold everywhere. Who wouldn’t want to take a stroll down the aisle at Home Depot with a cold one in hand?
If they’d start selling Redbridge and give me a no-bun option I might go there.
Wearing just a hunting vest!~
Beer and Burgers - the two basic food groups.
Ok, I didn’t read the article, but...
Would you like a bud with your egg MacMuffin?
I like the way you think FRiend.
No, I have a friend who likes BK and wants me to go there with him from time to time, I’ll have a beer and he will eat garbage.
mmm Breakfast with beer
mmm Breakfast with beer
How about Pabst!Blue!Ribbon!? Bar/grille I go to sells it for a buck (16 oz.) on draft (& has good pizza)
I remember the Papa Gino’s chain in the NE used to have beer but later dropped it, strictly soft drinks now.
>>Beer will be sold in special aluminum bottles and cost $4.25
For how many ounces? Yikes, like a ballpark price.
Chuck E. Cheese used to sell Budweiser, which I usually don’t drink, but did help make all the screaming children at my nephews’ parties all the more bearable.
I never cared for the weird open container law in NY that allows you to drink alcohol as long as it is in a paper bag. Makes me feel like Freddie Freeloader about to hop a freight train.
Papa Gino’s used to sell beer by the mug or goblet. Been a while since they stopped. (Pizza/sub place in New England)
Waiting in line at the Burger King...NSFW (two swears)
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