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Burger King's New Item Involves Cheetos Breading

It's mac and cheese plus Cheetos

(Newser) - Love mac n' cheese? Love Cheetos? Burger King hopes you'll love Mac n' Cheetos. The new 310-calorie snack is basically mozzarella sticks but stuffed with macaroni along with the cheese and cased in Cheetos-flavored breading, per Time . So far, reviews are mixed. One Twitter user says it's the... More »

Introducing Burger King's Whopperito

Right now, you can apparently only get it in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Today under the heading of "Why, God, why?": Burger King has introduced a new menu item called the Whopperito. As you might expect, it's made up of the Whopper ingredients (beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, onions) but inside a tortilla instead of on a bun. Grub... More »

Burger King Workers Wreck the Place After Prank Call …Again

There probably isn't gas building up in a Burger King right now

(Newser) - Police say a prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from exploding on Friday, mirroring similar deceptions at fast-food restaurants in other states recently. The AP reports employees at the restaurant in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids... More »

Guy Changes Name to 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger'

'No regrets,' says British man

(Newser) - We get that if your name is Simon Smith, you might long for more exotic nomenclature. But this British bloke admits his recent name change was "the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub," per the Evening Standard . Smith, now officially known as Mr. Bacon Double... More »

Burger King Is Getting Into the Hot Dog Game

'Probably the most obvious product launch ever'

(Newser) - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23, the AP reports. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers,... More »

Prank Caller Gets Burger King Workers to Trash the Place

Fake gas leak leads to $35,000 in damage

(Newser) - Employees at a California Burger King responded less than ideally to a prank call Saturday night, causing $35,000 in damage to the restaurant, KSBY reports. According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune , someone called the Burger King in Morro Bay pretending to be with the fire department. They told... More »

Fired Burger King Worker Takes It Out on Uniform: Cops

Things got heated at Florida restaurant

(Newser) - A Burger King worker apparently wanted to have it his way as he was fired from the Florida restaurant where he worked—so he allegedly flame-broiled his uniform. That's what 24-year-old Timothy Alejandro Ortiz is accused of doing after he was terminated from a Palencia location last week, the... More »

Cop Seen Checking Burger King's Laquan Footage

Source says FBI found no evidence the video was tampered with

(Newser) - Photos may back up a Burger King manager's story that Chicago police officers deleted 86 minutes of surveillance video from the night Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times. Screen grabs from a camera inside an office at the eatery show at least one officer at a computer terminal on... More »

Burger King Manager: 86 Minutes of Laquan Video Is MIA

He told grand jury huge chunk of footage disappeared after cops reviewed video

(Newser) - At least five different videos —including the disturbing dashcam video that shows Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke—have emerged in the 17-year-old's killing, but some important footage is missing, a Burger King district manager tells the Chicago Tribune . Jay Darshane... More »

Fast-Food Fantasy Come to Life? the 'McWhopper'

This could be happening if Burger King gets its wish to team up with McDonald's

(Newser) - Imagine Ronald McDonald and the Burger King monarch working the grill together for one glorious day. That's BK's proposal to its No. 1 rival, put forth on its McWhopper.com , which suggests the two fast-food foes team up on Sept. 21 to create a sandwich by that very... More »

Burger King Customer Arrested After Citing Movie

Gary Kuhn was denied breakfast, which allegedly brought Michael Douglas to mind

(Newser) - Many of us have experienced the pain of arriving at a fast-food restaurant hungry for breakfast at 10:55am, only to be told the meal stopped being served at 10:30am. Most of us, however, weren't arrested after the experience. Not so for Gary Kuhn, a Connecticut man who... More »

Burger King Paying for Burger-King Wedding

July 17 nuptials will feature personalized BK crowns

(Newser) - Last week, the Illinois State Journal-Register ran a story about Joel Burger and Ashley King, a New Berlin couple getting married in what's become known as the Burger-King wedding. Needless to say, the story has since gone viral —and now Burger King is paying for the whole affair.... More »

New Invention: Perfume That Smells Better as You Sweat

It releases scent with moisture while banishing sweat odor

(Newser) - Huge news in the sweet-smelling world of perfume: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast say they're developed a perfume that makes you smell better the more you sweat. Basically, the perfume—a raw scent combined with an odorless ionic liquid—uses a special "delivery system" that releases more... More »

Burger King to Sell Whopper-Scented Cologne

But only in Japan, and only on April Fools' Day

(Newser) - For hamburger aficionados who want the smell even when they can't get a bite, Burger King is putting the scent into a limited-edition fragrance. Burger King said Friday that the Whopper grilled beef burger-scented cologne will be sold only on April 1, and only in Japan. Sounds too good... More »

Burger King Franchisee Goes to Extremes to Give Bonuses

Owners had been given Corvette, Rolex by the chain

(Newser) - Consumerist picks up on a classy little move by the owners of two dozen Burger Kings in Arizona. When the chain designated Barnett Management as "franchisee of the year," it doled out a Corvette and a Rolex in thanks. Tom Barnett and the other owners then sold... More »

Woman Returns $2.6K in Cash in Her Burger King Bag

She was accidentally given a bank deposit instead of spicy chicken

(Newser) - A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food. Janelle Jones says she discovered on the way home that the bag did not contain the sweet tea and junior spicy chicken sandwich that she had ordered yesterday at the... More »

Burger King Brings Back Yumbo—After 40 Years

Hot ham-and-cheese sandwich that fell off the BK menu in 1974 is back

(Newser) - The people asked; Burger King listened. After becoming what BK marketing chief Eric Hirschhorn calls "one of those things we [could] no longer ignore," the Yumbo ham-and-cheese sandwich once more graces the eatery's menu, Bloomberg reports. You probably won't remember this fast-food delicacy if you're... More »

$100K Found at California Burger King

In a blue backpack, along with a few other items

(Newser) - It may be Thanksgiving week, but for a moment, Altaf Chaus also thought it might be his birthday. An employee at the Burger King he owns called him after finding a blue backpack left in a booth for hours. What happened next: "I open the zipper, I see lots... More »

Burger King's 'Black Burger' Even Has Black Cheese

Burger King Japan's culinary creation also has black buns, squid ink

(Newser) - Who knows how many cheeseburger-noshing rules will be broken by this new sandwich from Burger King, but hey—anything's better than meat-scented perfume , right? BK Japan's "Kuro Burger" (or "Black Burger") is apparently hitting restaurants there on Sept. 19, according to promotional images shown on... More »

Dozens Busted in 'Fight for $15' Fast-Food Protests

Demonstrators nationwide demand $15 an hour

(Newser) - Dozens of protesters have been arrested in at least two cities so far today during nationwide protests seeking $15 an hour for fast-food workers, reports the AP . At least three people in McDonald's work clothes in New York's Times Square and about two dozen demonstrators at a Detroit... More »

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