Burger King

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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 »

Fast-Food Workers Plot New Strike, Civil Disobedience

Many ready 'to do whatever it takes' for $15-an-hour wage

(Newser) - As fast-food workers battle for a $15-an-hour wage, they're getting ready to strike this week—and get arrested if they have to. McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's employees are among those planning a protest on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports, and the effort will include broad civil... More »

Burger King Goes Canadian With $11B Tim Hortons Buy

Merger would move company's base, save a bundle in taxes

(Newser) - Burger King is confirming an $11 billion buy of Canada's iconic Tim Hortons coffee chain that will create Earth's third-biggest fast-food company and settle its headquarters in Canada—where corporate tax rates are conveniently around 26%, compared to a basic rate of 35% in the US. The merger... More »

America's Worst Burgers Found At...

McDonald's, per 'Consumer Reports' subscribers

(Newser) - Love biting a McDonald's burger? Then you're likely not a Consumer Reports subscriber. Some 32,405 subscribers weighed in on their experiences at 65 fast-food and fast-casual chains, and they handed McDonald's the title of worst-tasting burger (on a scale of 1 to 10, the chain's... More »

Burger King Scraps Its 40-Year Slogan

'Have It Your Way' ditched for 'Be Your Way'

(Newser) - In what Burger King says is a move to "be connected to pop culture," the chain is ditching its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of "Be Your Way," which will be rolled out across the US in the weeks ahead. "We... More »

Burger King: Have a Whopper for Breakfast

Chain rolls out 'Burgers for Breakfast' menu

(Newser) - As fast-food breakfast competition heats up, Burger King has come out with a new morning offering: The food it serves the rest of the day. The chain says that more than 5,000 locations will serve its new "Burgers at Breakfast" menu, including items like Whoppers, cheeseburgers, and fries,... More »

Burger King Experiments With Apples in Burgers

Tomato-less burgers seem to be going over well in Japan

(Newser) - USA Today picks up on an odd food story out of Japan, where the burgers at Burger King tend to taste like apple pie. The reason? The new BK Ringo and the NY Whopper ditch tomatoes for slices of grilled apple. It also helps that the mayo is infused... More »

New at Burger King: Chicken Waffle Sandwich

But the first tasters aren't very enthused

(Newser) - Chicken and waffles, a comfort food favorite, is coming to ... Burger King? Yes, the fast food restaurant is testing out a chicken and waffle sandwich at select East Coast locations. How's it going? Foodbeast says it "looks like struggle," a sandwich that is essentially "a soggy... More »

Fast Food Strikes Return as Wage Debate Looms

Obama speaks up in favor of minimum wage hike

(Newser) - Fast food workers in 100 cities will walk off the job today, and protesters will show up in 100 more to call for drastically higher wages for the nation's lowest-paid workers. The movement started with a small strike in New York City last year, and has ballooned since, with... More »

Burger King's Version of Big Mac Returns

Chain brings back the 'Big King'

(Newser) - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich. The chain says it's bringing back its "Big King" sandwich, which looks a lot like the Big Mac made by McDonald's. Burger King says it's... More »

McDonald's Cuts Ties With Heinz Ketchup

Although most Americans couldn't get the brand at the fast-food chain anyway

(Newser) - Heinz brought in a former CEO of Burger King to run the ship a few months ago—and now McDonald's has severed ties with the ketchup company after 40 years, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . That means nobody eating at McDonald's will be slathering their fries with a Heinz... More »

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