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  • (vanity) Burger King Restaurant Receipt Bible Verse

    10/01/2016 7:50:11 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 17 replies
    Self | 1 October 2016 | CodeToad
    Went to Burger King today, and noticed at the bottom of the receipt a Bible verse: "Psalms 20:4 (NIV) May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed." Maybe the owners of this franchise deserve a little recognition for their stand. Seems Chick-fil-A and a few others have taken a stand while others have turned tail and ran from their faith. So, if you are ever in the Castle Rock, Colorado area, the two Burger King restaurants are owned by the same company. Even if you don't eat there, maybe send them a nice...
  • Prank caller leads Coon Rapids Burger King employees to smash their windows

    04/09/2016 5:04:53 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 63 replies
    StarTribune ^ | APRIL 9, 2016 | James Walsh
    To the frantic manager of a Coon Rapids Burger King Friday night, the choice was to act fast or face disaster. A caller who said he was a fire department official said there was a gas leak in the building and that unless the windows were smashed, a gas buildup in the building would cause an explosion. So the manager and Burger King employees evacuated the restaurant and started smashing ground floor windows. Every single one. Problem was, it was a hoax. The caller was no firefighter. There was no gas.
  • 'It Was Just a Kiss': Gay Tourist Speaks About Attack in Miami Beach

    04/05/2016 9:21:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | By Jamie Guirola
    A Los Angeles man who was attacked and placed in a submission hold inside Miami Beach's Burger King Whopper Bar last month is speaking out about what happened. The incident was caught on camera and police are.... ...He said he was targeted because he's gay. "It was just a simple kiss with my boyfriend," Schaeffer explained. "Then right after that kiss, I started walking over and....
  • Burger King Fries Weiner

    02/13/2016 11:45:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Burger King has delivered perhaps the wittiest Twitter reply ever by a fast food company. It came in response to Anthony Weiner who tweeted about the news that Snoop Dogg will appear in a Burger King training video teaching employees how to cook hot dogs. I don't want to give the hilarious Burger King punchline away so read it for yourself and enjoy yet another laugh at the expense of Weiner who seems doomed to eternally remain at the butt end of jokes.
  • Burger King manager: Chicago cops erased shooting video

    11/29/2015 10:23:48 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/29/2015 | AP
    CHICAGO - A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting. It's not clear what that video might have shown, but the accusation of tampering has fueled the anger of protesters who say the city, the police and local prosecutors have mishandled the case. After months of refusals, the city released police squad car video of the shooting on Tuesday in response to a judge's order. But both the police chief...
  • We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

    10/29/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2015 | Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson
    The fast-food breakfast wars are upon us. With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever. But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising. We tested three main breakfast items from the major fast-food chains. We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson Oct. 28, 2015, 9:02 AM 1,083,325 35  facebook  linkedin  twitter  email  print fast food...
  • Burger Kings Halloween Whopper has unexpected side effect

    10/06/2015 1:33:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 76 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | October 6, 2015 | CNN Wire
    MIAMI You dont have to go to Japan to try Burger Kings black-bunned Whopper. Burger King is bringing it to the U.S. just in time for Halloween. Something wicked is coming, the burger chain on Twitter, with a brief promo video featuring thunder and lightning and a lunar eclipse, with a burger standing in for the moon. But its not just the color, insists Burger King. Its also the flavor, with A.1. sauce baked into the bun. According to Burger King, its the sauce that turns the buns black. While the pitch-black bun gives the Halloween Whopper sandwich a...
  • Burger King Unleashes Black Halloween WhopperAnd It's Frighteningly Good

    09/29/2015 6:26:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 79 replies
    Today Food ^ | 09/28/2015 | Alexandra Bulow
    From September 28 through Halloween Day, the burger giant is offering its popular patty sandwich inside a pitch-black bun that's flavored with A.1. sauce and sprinkled with white sesame seeds. The burger comes loaded with the usual Whopper fixings (melted American cheese, pickles, white onion, tomato and mayonnaise) but this one also has a dash of A.1. saucesomething I don't think I've tried in over 20 years. The verdict: it's kinda, sorta...well...okay, really good. The black bun has the squishiness of a Martin potato roll and a tiny hint of black pepper that's a good complement to the smoky charcoal-broiled...
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Partys vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonalds and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Burger King Wants McDonalds Help to Make the McWhopper: All For The Sake Of World Peace

    08/26/2015 2:55:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jon Chew
    Burger King has offered McDonald’s a golden opportunity to come together and make one burger to rule them all — in the name of world peace, of course.In full-page ads running Wednesday in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune – the hometown paper of the Illinois-based McDonald’s – the fast-food chain is proposing the “McWhopper,” a hybrid of each company’s signature Big Mac and Whopper burgers that will be sold for one day in one pop-up store in one city.That city, Burger King is proposing, would be Atlanta, a meeting point between both company’s headquarters. The marketing...
  • Burger King Supports LGBT Rights With 'Proud Whopper' And 'Be Your Way' Campaign

    07/04/2015 7:24:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 144 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Curtis Wong
    In what could be a first for a global fast food outlet, Burger King is making a bold proclamation in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with the launch of a specially packaged burger. The "Be Your Way" project was created at a Burger King franchise in San Francisco, where a limited edition "Proud Whopper" sandwich was added to the menu to coincide with the city's annual pride festivities. According to press materials, guests who ordered the "Proud Whopper" found that the sandwich was the same as a classic Whooper, but came wrapped in a rainbow-colored...
  • Would YOU wear cologne that smells like fast food? Burger King to launch Flame-Grilled, a fragrance

    Vegetarians look away. If you've ever craved the smell of fast food all day long, Burger King has come up with the ultimate solution with the launch of a new burger-scented cologne. The cologne will supposedly imitate the signature aroma of the Whopper Burger, which consists of 100 per cent flame-grilled beef, freshly sliced onions, lettuce and mayonnaise. The scent, which has been named Flame-Grilled, is set to be launched by Burger King Japan on 1 April 2015. There will also supposedly be a one day promotion, whereby every customer will receive a free Whopper Burger with their purchased perfume...
  • Woman Eating Burger King Gets Beat Horrifically By Her Friends For the Absurdest of Reasons

    03/05/2015 5:02:57 PM PST · by The Working Man · 57 replies
    IJReview ^ | March 05, 2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    Friends, like family, can really push your anger buttons. However, no matter how mad youve been at a friend for eating that leftover spaghetti you had stashed in the fridge, you probably didnt beat them to a pulp. Thats what happened, sadly, to Atlanta resident Myriah Pointer after she allegedly sat on a hamburger. Heck, it was barely a hamburger. It was a Whopper Jr. Junior.
  • Dinner to die for: Only woman on Georgias death row makes HUGE last meal request of two Whoppers

    02/19/2015 12:45:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:57 EST, 19 February 2015 | David McCormack
    Georgias only female death row inmate has submitted a rather lengthy list for her last meal ahead of her execution later this month. Kelly Rene Gissendaner, 46, will become the first woman to be executed in seven decades in the state when she receives a lethal injection on February 25. She requested a last meal of cornbread with a side of buttermilk; two Burger King Whoppers with cheese; two large orders of fries; cherry vanilla ice cream; popcorn; a salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and Newmans Own buttermilk dressing; and lemonade. [] (Gissendaner) was convicted...
  • Look Who Just Got Paroled - a follow up on Scott Ritter

    02/18/2015 10:24:12 AM PST · by BigChiMike · 12 replies
    Back in december, I posted that everyone's favorite Baathist flunkie / child molester Scott Ritter was released from Jail (and is gainfully employed courtesy of the Huffington Post), but it seems that Scott hasn't fulfilled the requirements of his sentence. He has to register as a sex offender but I dont see his entry in New York's database, or Pennsylvania's (where the crime took place). I know the first time Ritter got caught proposition a child in the internet was back in 2001 but the prosecutor let him off with an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal and sealed...
  • Man's iPad stolen, mysterious photos appear in iCloud

    01/18/2015 10:43:52 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    click2houston ^ | 1-16-15 | Phillip Mena
    HOUSTON - A River Oaks man says mysterious photos have begun appearing on his iCloud account, a week after his iPad and other items went missing from his truck. Randy Schaefer said he awoke Jan. 8 to find his iPad, laptop, checkbooks and cash gone. He immediately filed a police report but had little else to go on. Then, Jan. 16, while looking at old photos on his phone with his girlfriend, Randy said about a dozen pictures of two men he'd never seen before appeared in his iCloud folder. he pictures were of two men holding large amounts of...
  • Look Who Just Got Paroled

    01/05/2015 11:18:21 AM PST · by BigChiMike · 28 replies
    Times Union ^ | December 4, 2014 | Rick Karlin
    Scott Ritter, the former United Nations weapons inspector who was arrested and imprisoned for unlawful contact with a minor, has returned to Bethlehem. Ritter was paroled from state prison in Pennsylvania in September. A call to his home wasn't returned on Thursday. A vocal critic of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Ritter has resumed his trenchant writing on U.S. policy in the Middle East: He has authored at least three online articles for Huffington Post since October, including one warning that the creation of a U.S.-backed "Free Syrian Army" represents a "figment of American creative thinking."
  • Tim Hortons CEO gets million dollar bonus after Burger King deal

    12/09/2014 3:51:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 8, 2014 6:15pm EST | Solarina Ho
    Tim Hortons Incs chief executive will get a C$1 million ($871,460) bonus following the C$12.64 billion takeover deal by Burger King Worldwide, the Canadian coffee and donut chain said in a regulatory filing on Monday. [] The company said the discretionary bonus for Chief Executive Officer Marc Caira was awarded due to a substantially increased workload as a result of the merger deal and strong quarterly results that beat market expectations.
  • Burger King's new all-black burger has black buns, cheese, and sauce

    09/11/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 93 replies
    sploid ^ | 9-11-14
    Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft reports on the new all black burger at Burger King Japan, a sandwich with black buns, black sauce, and black cheese darker than a black hole (seriously, the cheese is extremely black.) It looks kind of grossbut I really want to try it. How is this black cheese so dark, you ask? It isn't plasticalthough it looks like it.
  • Is Canada Now More American than America?

    09/05/2014 7:11:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2014 | John Fund
    The merger of U.S. hamburger giant Burger King with Tim Hortons, Canadas favorite coffee shop, will create the worlds third largest fast-food company, with a total of 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries. It is also a piercing wake-up call for the U.S., because the new company will make its global headquarters in Canadas province of Ontario. That underscores what savvy businesses everywhere have learned the U.S. is an increasingly less attractive place to do business. Canada has quietly and politely become, well, more American than America, says columnist Stephen Green. Since 2003, more than 35 major U.S. companies...
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftistMother Jonesmagazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes butthe current U.S. tax code, which...
  • Is Burger King stock price going to fall?

    08/28/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    Stock inavailability | 28 August 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Interesting. Tried to short Burger King (BKW) which is doing a buyout of a company and shot up at one point around 19% (which is nuts). No shares available to short. That must mean the big boys have shorted all they can and know what is going to happen next.
  • Buffett puts shareholders ahead of patriotism in Canadian deal

    08/27/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:16pm EDT | Luciana Lopez
    Warren Buffett may be most famous for the billions of dollars he has made from investing, but he is also well known as a cheerleader for the United States. The Oracle of Omaha routinely exhorts investors to put their money in America, the mother lode of opportunity, as he wrote in his annual letter this year. So Buffetts participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc.s purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc.complete with relocation of Burger Kings domicile to Canadamight at first blush raise questions about his patriotism. Investors and tax experts say Miami-based Burger Kings move...
  • Warren Buffett's Burger King Move To Canada Reeks Of Hypocrisy

    08/27/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/27/2014
    It's no surprise Burger King is merging with Tim Hortons and moving its headquarters to Canada. Taxes are much lower there. What's strange is the deal's being financed by someone who believes in higher taxes here. Burger King is buying the Canadian donut chain for just over $11 billion. To seal the deal, legendary investor Warren Buffett a man whose acumen we very much respect, by the way is taking a 9% stake in the combined companies for an estimated $3 billion. In effect, he's financing Burger King's tax move. This is richly ironic, given that Buffett has...
  • Burger King Buyout of Tim Horton to Avoid Taxes

    08/27/2014 6:54:36 AM PDT · by econjack · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/27/2-14 | Rick Newman
    Small, medium or large? The amount of outrage over Burger Kings deal to buy a Canadian donut chain could possibly determine whether the deal goes through and helps Burger King dodge millions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
  • Harry Reids Kingly Tax Dodge

    08/27/2014 6:19:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    Harry Reid is in love with one of the easiest tax dodges out there. Hes been buying -gasp!!municipal bonds, which of course every investor knows denies federal income tax from being paid to the patriotic hardworking citizens of the United States via the U.S. Treasury on the income created from the interest rate carried on the debenture. I dont know how long the government will put up with this loophole whereby the federal government allows some citizens, like Reid, to make really stupid investment choices in the name of tax-free investment, but I can say this: If you have reasonable...
  • "Tax Me More" Warren Buffett To Finance Burger King's Tax Inversion Deal

    08/26/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    President Obama would have proudly proclaimed Warren Buffett a true patriot in his bailing out of the banking system with expensive loans and his 'realization' that those earning more than $1 million should be tax-tax-taxed. However, the "Buffett Rule" appears to have one caveat... if you are making over a $1 billion, you're good to go with tax-avoidance strategies. In one of his career's most hypocritical moves Warren "tax-me-more" Buffett has decided that putting his money where his mouth is no longer makes sense.. and is funding $3billion of Burger King's "tax-inversion" takeover of Canada-based Tim Hortons. Somewhere on...
  • Burger King May Get Assist From Warren Buffett To Buy Tim Hortons

    08/26/2014 4:30:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/25/14 | Jeremy Bogaisky
    Speaking to CNBC in May on the subject of tax inversion deals, Warren Buffett said, it does get a little annoying when we see other people paying far lower tax rates while engaging in the same sorts of businesses that we engage in. Now Buffett appears to have decided to get in on the game: The Oracle of Omaha is extending financing to Burger King for its planned takeover of Canadian coffee-and-donuts chain Tim Hortons , the Wall Street Journal reported Monday evening, citing sources familiar with the deal. Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway will provide roughly 25% of the financing, the...
  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    08/25/2014 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2014 3:33 PM EDT | Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman
    Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create the worlds third-largest fast-food restaurant company. The news pushed shares of both companies up more than 20 percent. But customers were already voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Miami to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes.
  • Ohio senator: Boycott Burger King

    08/25/2014 11:47:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2014 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is urging consumers to boycott Burger King over reports that the fast food chain is eyeing a tax-cutting move to Canada. Brown, an outspoken corporate critic, said people hankering for a burger should head to Wendys or White Castle, two Ohio-based chains that arent looking to shrink their tax bill via a so-called corporate inversion. Burger Kings decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendys Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders, he said in a statement. Burger King has always said Have it Your Way; well my way is to support...
  • S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time in history; Burger King jumps on deal talks

    08/25/2014 10:53:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 08/25/2014 | ALEX VEIGA
    U.S. financial markets moved higher in midday trading Monday, edging the Standard & Poor's 500 index past 2,000 points for the first time. Investors shrugged off lackluster data on new home sales and focused instead on the latest round of corporate deals. Burger King soared on news it was in talks to buy Tim Hortons of Canada. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,001 as of 12:05 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average added 109 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,110. The Nasdaq composite rose 28 points, or 0.6 percent,...
  • Burger King: 'Enemy of the people' -- Another Case of Giant Tax Inversion

    08/25/2014 8:12:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Comrades, there are wreckers in our midst. The industrialist reactionaries at Burger King have declared their intention to abandon the struggle and join the ranks of the enemy in rightist Canada. Thats right. The traitorous corporation Burger King plans to take advantage of the fact that Americas English-speaking neighbor to the north maintains the second-lowest corporate tax rate of any G-7 nation. How dare they? The iconic American fast-food brand is in talks to buy coffee-and-donuts chain Tim Hortons and move its headquarters to Canada, Forbes reported. If concluded, this deal would create the worlds third-largest restaurant company and allow...
  • Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons (tax inversion cited as reason)

    08/24/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT · by tellw · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/24/14 | Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattoli
    <p>Burger King Worldwide Inc. BKW +1.01% is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., THI.T +2.79% a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's domicile abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • Man Buys 23 Burger King Apple Pies to Spite a Small (Spoiled Rotten, Bratty) Child

    08/07/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 128 replies ^ |
    <p>Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad day (and had a headache) decided to ruin that family's day: The child was screaming "I want fucking pie!" so the man bought up every last pie all 23 of them and walked out of the Burger King location, turning only to see the enraged mother and child, helpless as the cashier told them that the restaurant had just sold out of pie.</p>
  • Man: I bought every pie at Burger King to spite noisy child

    08/07/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT · by windcliff · 108 replies ^ | 8-7-14 | unknown
    <p>A man claimed he purchased every pie at a Burger King, 23 in total, to spite an absentee mother and child who kept screaming he wanted one of the pies.</p> <p>The man posted his confession on Reddit and the story has gone viral online.</p>
  • Unwrapping Burger King's whopper of a gay marketing ploy

    07/12/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matt Saccaro
    Last week, Burger King unveiled the greatest monument to ad decadence this year (so far): The Proud Whopper. What, pray tell, is a Proud Whopper? It's a whopper with a rainbow-colored wrapper. Outside of that, it's identical to a normal whopperand that's the point Burger King is trying to make. When the wrapper is opened, it states we are all the same inside. Just so, an asexual person or a gay person is the same on the inside as a straight person; we're all blood, guts, and bones with sinews holding it all together. A Burger King PR rep will...
  • Video: Unhinged pro-abortion protester knows little about human biology or criminal law

    07/10/2014 4:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Lets just say that this isnt going to make Burger Kings rainbow Whopper highlight reel in terms of public relations. A woman wearing her work uniform threatened, attacked, and berated pro-life demonstrators who didnt appear to be anywhere near a BK outlet in Columbus, Ohio. She started off by loudly insisting that a baby at the 12-week gestational mark has no distinguishing features whatsoever yelling incoherently about clump of cells at one point to the bemused but disciplined young man and then started kicking signs and shoving protesters, all on camera (warning: language NSFW):(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Its not difficult to catalog...
  • Brooklyn Muslims Turn Vacant Burger King Into Temporary Mosque

    07/03/2014 3:12:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Marco Poggio, Doyle Murphy
    The fast food joint in Sheepshead Bay sat empty for two years before worshippers moved in. Adherents needed a place to pray during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan while a permanent home is under construction.Muslims are having it their way at a vacated Brooklyn Burger King. Worshipers in Sheepshead Bay have convened prayer services for the holy month of Ramadan in the former home of the Whopper while they await the finishing touches on a new mosque under construction less than a mile away. Its good, Allowey Ahmed said of their temporary digs on Knapp St. Its where were...
  • San Francisco Burger King goes rainbow with Proud Whopper, response mixed(VIDEO)

    07/03/2014 12:09:01 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 63 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 3 2014 | Richard Berkow
    (Must see video...Ugh) The limitless imagination of the American marketing mind came to the fore again this week, as a San Francisco Burger King franchise unveiled its Proud Whopper in honor of LGBT Week. Its exactly the same as a regular flame-grilled Whopper, but inside its rainbow-colored wrapper read the words, We are all the same inside. Senior Vice President Fernando Machado told Fox News, It showcases who we are as a brand. It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression. The fast food chain even produced a video to highlight the campaign, ending with a little girl...
  • Finally: Burger Kings Whopper comes out as gay

    07/03/2014 10:05:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    We McDonald’s fans always suspected (the campiness of “the King” was a dead giveaway) and now, at long last, confirmation. Good for you, Whopper. Be who you are. Good call by Ace too in remembering the SNL “Schmitt’s Gay” joke ad from the Farley/Sandler era. American politics has been mostly a function of identity politics for awhile now. It’s past time for American fast food to follow suit. Besides, there’s already a “straight burger,” isn’t there? A Twitter buddy, seizing on the idea of “identity” burgers, floated the idea of an atheist burger. To which Andy Levy replied: Allahpundit @allahpundit...
  • Burger King Proud Whopper (video!)

    07/02/2014 1:29:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2014 | Burger King
    Just for the San Francisco Gay Pride 2014, Burger King introduced a new burger: the Proud Whopper.
  • Burger King introduces Gay Pride Whopper

    07/02/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 116 replies
    Cain TV ^ | 7/2/14 | Dan Calabrese
    I can tell you for sure that when I get ready to consume my lunch, the thing I want to be thinking about is dude-on-dude action.
  • Burger King sells Proud Whopper in San Francisco (facepalm material)

    07/01/2014 8:06:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2014 7:44 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The fast-food chain says it will post a video online Wednesday that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a Proud Whopper. Customers were not told what is in the burger, which comes wrapped in rainbow paper. Once opened up, a message inside the wrapper states, We are all the same inside. The idea is that the Proud Whopper is no different from the regular Whopper, despite its colorful packaging. The marketing effort is part of Burger Kings push to connect with customers in...
  • Calvin, Aquinas and a Whopper with Cheese "Be Your Way!"

    06/07/2014 7:43:18 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 6-7-14 | Jim Tonkowich
    Calvin, Aquinas and a Whopper with Cheese "Be Your Way!" The new slogan sums up the philosophy that drives our public debate on morality Have It Your Way! Youve heard it thousands of times. Thats because Burger King has been drumming it into our heads for forty years. But youre not going to hear it any more. Burger King no longer wants you to Have It Your Way! Thats not good enough for you. From now on, Be Your Way! According to Associated Press, Burger King wants to communicate that customers, can and should live how they want anytime. Its...
  • Burger King scrapping Have It Your Way slogan

    05/19/2014 3:28:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2014 4:40 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old Have It Your Way slogan in favor of the more personal Be Your Way. [] Burger King says in a statement that the new motto is intended to remind people that they can and should live how they want anytime. Its ok(ay) to not be perfect Self-expression is most important and its our differences that make us individuals instead of robots. It may seem odd for a fast-food company to champion individuality, but Burger King isn't the only one trying to project a hip, non-corporate attitude to gain favor with customers. Since 2012,...
  • Food fight: Rising income disparity and the struggle for higher wages

    05/15/2014 7:42:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | JACQUELINE NELSON
    Steven Wilkerson spends long hours working alone at three restaurants in a Hess gas station in Tampa a Dunkin Donuts, a Quiznos and a Godfathers Pizza all for just $8.50 (U.S.) per hour. Three years ago he made just $7.50. The 28-year-old former U.S. Marine tried to find a role in communications, and later security, after his tour of duty in Iraq. He went to more than 30 interviews, but was told repeatedly that he didnt have enough experience for jobs he wanted. You know, everybody tells you when youre in the military youll get any job you...
  • Burger King Japan Serves Hot Dogs For Breakfast And Nothing Makes Sense

    05/01/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 1, 2014 | Laura Northrup
    We dont believe that American fast food breakfasts like sausage patties, lukewarm pancakes, and waffle tacos should be the standard everywhere in the world. No, we wouldnt even force all outposts of American fast food joints operating in other countries to conform to American breakfast ideals. Yet were still mystified at the latest offering from Burger King in Japan: the Morning Burger and BK Hot Dog Classic. For breakfast. See? We wouldnt make that up. Brand Eating highlighted this oddity along with some other new items, like a Spam & Cheese Burger. Wait, even that would make more sense as...
  • Abandoned 27 years ago, Burger King Baby finds mother

    03/27/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    / ^ | 26 March 2014 | 3:26 pm | DANIEL KELLEY
    A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mother after a social media blitz, local media reported on Wednesday. Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth mother on Monday in a lawyers office, she told WFMZ television in an interview. Deprill said her birth mother, who she did not identify, recounted getting pregnant after being raped while on a trip abroad and giving birth in her childhood bedroom at the age of 17. Her parents did...
  • Burger King Baby Katheryn Deprill Gets Her Special Order, Meets Birth Mom

    03/25/2014 6:28:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | March 25, 2014
    Katheryn Deprill has been dubbed The Burger King Baby. Deprill, who is now 27, was abandoned in the bathroom of an Allentown, Pennsylvania Burger King restaurant. Deprill knew that she was adopted, but did not know she was abandoned until she was twelve, when a school assignment prompted her to question her adoptive parents. Those parents, Brenda and Carl Hollis, showed her the newspaper clippings that detailed Katheryns abandonment in 1986. Katheryn read the clippings, and was astounded at the story.
  • Why a Burger King Whopper contains LESS calories than a restaurant salad

    01/30/2014 4:35:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:10 EST, 30 January 2014 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    For those watching their weight, choosing a restaurant salad over a fast food burger may not be the wisest idea. A restaurant meal that includes an appetizer, salad entre and one side can contain an average of 1,494 calories, compared to a greasy McDonalds Big Mac Extra Value Meal that will set you back 1,130 calories, according to the Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior. [] A Burger King Whopper with cheese, for example, has 710 calories. Comparatively, an Applebees Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad contains 800 calories and an Applebees Cheeseburger will set you back 940 calories. Similarly, Chipotles Chicken...