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Cops: Staged Robbery Led to Fatal Shooting

Teen employee who was shot to death was allegedly in on the ruse

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a 16-year-old employee of a Burger King in Milwaukee was fatally shot during an attempted robbery. Now comes a startling twist to the case from prosecutors: They say the robbery was staged, and the teen who died was in on it, reports the Kansas City Star . A...

'We All Quit,' Burger King Marquee Sign Announces

9 employees in Lincoln, Neb., call it quits over work conditions

(Newser) - Visitors to a Burger King in Lincoln, Neb., may have come for a burger, but stayed for the sign Saturday. "WE ALL QUIT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE," read the marquee sign beneath the Burger King logo, a photo of which has now gone viral. Former general manager Rachael...

Burger King Takes Dig at Chick-Fil-A With Donations

Chain gives part of chicken sandwich proceeds to LGBTQ group, 'even on Sundays'

(Newser) - There’s a new battle underway in the chicken sandwich war . Burger King will donate part of the price of each Ch’King sandwich to an LGBTQ civil rights organization throughout June—Pride month, reports USA Today . And because the restaurant tweeted that they’ll make the donations to...

Burger King Customer Accused of Drastic Measure at Drive-Thru

Cops seeking woman they say was angry over wait time, shot into drive-thru window in Memphis

(Newser) - An incident at a Burger King drive-thru in Tennessee last week has police asking for the public's help. FOX13 reports on a shooting Tuesday at one of the fast-food chain's Memphis locations after a customer apparently didn't appreciate the wait time on the drive-thru line. According to...

Burger King Apologizes Over Tweet About Women's Place

Similar message appears in the US on International Women's Day

(Newser) - Burger King UK says its tweet on International Women's Day was misunderstood. "Women belong in the kitchen," said the Monday tweet, which has since been taken down. A followup tweet added context: "If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We'...

Welcome to the 'Restaurant of Tomorrow'

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***),...

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