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Burger King releases redesign for 'COVID world' that focuses on drive-thru, pickup options

(Newser) - The fast-food industry has been faring somewhat better during the pandemic than the restaurant industry as a whole, but a newly released redesign by a casual-dining giant shows just how much the coronavirus era has changed the way we grab a quick bite. Burger King has debuted its plans for...

Guy Worked at Burger King 3 Days When Shot for Slow Order

Shooting in Orlando, Fla., followed parking lot fight

(Newser) - Desmond Joshua Jr. had just started working at a Florida Burger King when he was shot and killed over a delayed order, according to police. A 37-year-old man is facing murder charges after his girlfriend was caught up in a long line at an Orlando location around 7:30pm Saturday,...

Burger King Changes Diet of Its Cows

A little lemongrass could help combat climate change

(Newser) - Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows, per the AP . The chain has rebalanced the daily diet of some of the cows by adding 100 grams of lemongrass in a bid to limit bovine contributions to climate change. By tweaking the diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it...

Burger King: Yum, Our Whoppers Get Moldy

New ad touts lack of artificial preservatives

(Newser) - McDonald's hamburgers are famous for apparently never getting moldy , and Burger King is playing off that fact in a new—and pretty gross—ad. The commercial shows a Whopper going from day one to day 34, at which point it is nearly covered in mold, and ends with the...

Burger King Will Trade a Whopper for a Photo of Your Ex

Customers will have to put it in a 'breakup box'

(Newser) - If your Valentine's Day dinner is going to be a fast-food meal for one, Burger King has a deal that might lift your spirits. The chain says customers at four US locations will be able to trade a photo of their ex for a free Whopper, Fox 8 reports....

Burger King Has an Offer for Prince Harry

The fast food chain offers him a job

(Newser) - Harry and Meghan are stepping back as senior members of the British royal family, but if they're looking to join another royal family, Burger King is available to them. "If you’re looking for a job, we have a new crown for you," the fast food chain...

Impossible Whopper Needs Its Own Grill, Lawsuit Says

Vegan customer says Burger King order came with meat residue

(Newser) - Burger King has been hit with a class-action lawsuit arguing that the chain's Impossible Burger isn't the vegan sandwich it's advertised to be, because it's typically cooked on the same grills as meat. That means the Impossible comes with meat residue, which the menu doesn't...

McDonald's, Beyond Meat Team Up on Meatless Burger

The 'PLT' will be available only in Canada for now

(Newser) - McDonald's is taking a big step toward joining the meatless bandwagon. The chain said Thursday it will test a meatless burger in a partnership with Beyond Meat, reports Reuters . However, US patrons will have to wait to taste what's being called the "PLT"—plant, lettuce, and...

Burger King's Fine Print Won't Please Vegetarians

Impossible Whopper grilled on same broiler as regular burgers and Whoppers

(Newser) - The much-ballyhooed Impossible Whopper is now available at Burger Kings nationwide, but Inc.com notes that vegetarians will want to read the fine print. Yes, the burger is a meatless alternative to the regular Whopper, and one that reportedly tastes much the same, but it comes with an asterisk from...

Burger King's Impossible Whopper Is Coming to You

Nationwide rollout happens in a week

(Newser) - A nationwide Impossible Whopper is just a week away. Burger King announced Thursday that its vegan burger—expanded to six additional markets following an increase in foot traffic in its initial test market of St. Louis—will be sold at all 7,200 locations across the country for a limited...

Impossible Whopper Increases Traffic

Business booms for maker of plant-based burger, too

(Newser) - The Impossible Whopper appears to be a draw. Foot traffic for Burger King locations in St. Louis, the test market for the chain's plant-based Impossible Whopper, exceeded the chain’s national average by 18.5% last month, a report from inMarket inSights says. And traffic in the St. Louis...

Cops Tried to Keep Pol Safe. The Milkshake Came Anyway

Nigel Farage is latest UK politician to get doused

(Newser) - What the Daily Beast is calling the "highest-profile victim of milkshaking so far" has been doused. The victim: Brexit leader Nigel Farage. What "milkshaking" is: a recent phenomenon in the UK of right-wing politicians having the sweet, goopy drink thrown on them in protest. Farage's incident took...

First, Impossible Burger. Now, Impossible Pizza

Little Caesars is first national pizza chain to offer a faux-meat topping

(Newser) - The meat-substitute movement has entered the world of pizza. Little Caesars is the first national chain to offer a faux-meat topping—Impossible Sausage, reports Business Insider . It will be available on the $12 Impossible Supreme Pizza in select locations for a trial run, per Fortune . The plant-based "sausage" comes...

Burger King's New Customer Base: People in Traffic Jams

Service is in Mexico City now, Los Angeles in future

(Newser) - Getting stuck in traffic in Mexico City is no bueno, though Burger King is working to improve the experience with a "Traffic Jam Whooper." As AdAge reports, a new delivery service in one of the world's most congested cities allows drivers stuck in traffic to order food...

Oh, McDonald's Is Not Going to Like This

'No one is happy all the time. And that's OK.'

(Newser) - Burger King wants you to have it your way—no matter your mood. The fast-food chain is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by offering so-called "Real Meals" like the Blue Meal (sad), Salty Meal (bitter), YAAAS Meal (excited), Pissed Meal (mad), and DGAF Meal (Don't give a f***),...

Vegan Whopper's Test Goes Well; Now, It's Going National

Company rolling out 'Impossible Whopper' to all locations this year

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Burger King began testing a vegan Whopper in the St. Louis area. Reviews came in surprisingly strong—including this one from a worried meat-industry lobbyist who could see or taste no substantial difference between the vegan "Impossible Whopper" and the beef version. As a result, Burger...

Meatless Whopper, Petition Put Veggie Pressure on Rival

McVegan has been tested in Europe

(Newser) - McDonald's is feeling the heat on veggie burgers. More than 160,000 people have signed a petition calling for the chain to add a meatless option to its menu, the Guardian reports. McDonald's has tested a McVegan in Finland and Sweden, and put it on the menu at...

Missouri Farm Official: New Whopper a 'Wake-Up Call'

Meat lobbyist is impressed with taste of Burger King's meatless burger

(Newser) - If Burger King wanted good advertising for its meatless Impossible Whopper , it has arrived via an unlikely source—a review by an official with the Missouri Farm Bureau. In other words, a meat lobbyist, per the Guardian . Eric Bohl wrote that he tried the plant-based burger, available for now only...

Burger King Tests Unusual Whopper Feature

This version has no meat

(Newser) - Think beef is a necessary ingredient of Burger King's Whopper? Think again. The fast food chain is testing the Impossible Whopper, a version of the chain's signature sandwich that uses a plant-based patty instead of beef. For now, 59 restaurants in the St. Louis area offer the test...

Burger King Is Now Hawking 16-Cent Coffee

Chain is offering a monthly subscription for $5 in an effort to grab some of the breakfast rush

(Newser) - If your way, right away includes a cup of coffee every day for $5 a month, well, Burger King would like to welcome you to its new coffee subscription service. That comes to about 16 cents a cup if you visit a Burger King every day. That price probably sounds...

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