People at Burger King are sassy AF, as their epic Twitter trolling of arch-enemy McDonald's shows. Arguably though, their latest stunt is the most brilliant, ingenious piece of shade to date. Burger King kind of owned the horror movie of the year, Stephen King's IT, by projecting two spotlights right before the credits at the film premiere in Germany. "The moral is: never trust a clown," reads the first, while the second, which appears immediately after, reads: "Burger King". The reference is clearly to Ronald McDonald, the clown used as a mascot for the McDonald's brand. "Turning 'It' into Burger King's longest ad ever," reads a message in the promotional video. It's just a marketing stunt but the whole theatre erupted in laughter, maybe out of relief after the constant tension of the movie. Loving "It". Morgan Freeman recorded a bunch of random phrases for Stephen Colbert and they all sound incredible Gal Gadot and … [Read more...] about Burger King uses ‘IT’ movie to troll McDonald’s in the best way possible
Gather round, folks, and get the giggles out now because it's time to talk about everyone's favorite topic: poop. After finding it in beards & coffee, researchers at BBC "Watchdog" uncovered another uncomfortable place where fecal bacteria love to hide: drinks purchased at McDonald's, KFC, and Burger King in the UK. SEE ALSO: Starbucks is trending for a poop-related reason and Twitter says NOPE The team tested ice from 10 random branches of each restaurant across the UK and found coliforms in ice at 3/10 branches of McDonald’s, 6/10 branches of Burger King and 7/10 branches of KFC. Fecal coliforms are bacteria which contain "opportunistic pathogens — the source of human disease," according to expert Tony Lewis. “It’s extremely worrying. When we’re finding the sorts of numbers we’re finding here, you have to look at the people making the ice, handling the ice, which they then transfer into customers’ drinks," he said. “And then … [Read more...] about Poop is literally everywhere … including drinks at McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King
Next time you sink your teeth into a Burger King Whopper, it may be thanks to the fast food chain's recent foray into virtual food distribution. The company is bringing a new ordering system to 1,000 of its restaurants during the next three months that will allow franchise managers to purchase food, packaging and other supplies from distributors over the Web. The company anticipates that the online ordering system will simplify communication with its 13 distributors and 400 suppliers across the United States, each of which have different ordering formats and product codes. By reducing phone calls and faxes, Burger King and its U.S. purchasing agent, Restaurant Services, hope to reduce ordering errors. They also want to improve planning with distributors and suppliers by analyzing electronic data for trends and problems. "There are millions of dollars in the supply chain; if they're in the wrong place it can cause problems," said George Hoffman, chief executive of Restaurant … [Read more...] about Burger Kings fast Internet diet
PayPal has officially launched its Pay After Delivery service, the company announced at the Money2020 payments event in Las Vegas today. The payment firm also revealed new partnerships with Burger King and GoDaddy as well as with Visa firms Authorize.net and Cybersource. For those who don't know, Pay After Delivery lets PayPal users pay for their goods up to 14 days after they choose to make a purchase. The goal, as PayPal puts it, is to give customers "the same level of confidence whether they shop online or in store." While shoppers get to buy and pay later, merchants still get paid immediately, meaning PayPal is essentially offering a two-week loan. The company piloted Pay After Delivery in the U.K. last year and then tested it earlier this year in the U.S. PayPal has decided it is now ready to launch the service officially, saying that "millions of consumers" have tried it and the time is now right for a marketing push. Furthermore, the company is "looking to roll out Pay After … [Read more...] about PayPal officially launches Pay After Delivery service, announces order-ahead for U.S. Burger King locations
Burger King is trialing a food delivery service in the U.K., three years after the fast-food giant introduced a similar initiative in the U.S. The delivery area is restricted to a handful of regions for now, however, with residents in Northampton, Hull, Romford, Hayes, Gants Hill, Truro, Skegness, and Hornchurch able to beckon a Whopper direct to their doors, according to Metro. As with the U.S. version of the service, Burger King has launched a dedicated delivery portal, which can be found at Burgerkingdelivers.co.uk, with all the classic meals available for order. Customers can place orders over the phone too, with deliveries available from 12-3 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. each day. A nationwide rollout will take place later this year if the trial proves successful. This isn't the first time a fast-food giant has launched a delivery service in Europe, as McDonald's previously tested such a service in Germany, with Cyprus becoming the first market to get deliveries permanently last year. With … [Read more...] about Burger King brings its online delivery service to the U.K.
Burger King is unveiling a horrible, genius, infuriating, hilarious, and maybe very poorly thought-out ad today that’s designed to intentionally set off Google Homes and Android phones. The 15-second ad features someone in a Burger King uniform leaning into the camera before saying, “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?” For anyone with a Google Home near their TV, that strangely phrased request will prompt the speaker to begin reading the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper. It’s a clever way of getting viewers’ attention, but it’s also a really quick way of getting on viewers’ nerves — just look at the reactions people had when ads accidentallytriggered voice assistants in the past. Burger King’s ad relies on Wikipedia, which is maybe not a good idea While Burger King is far from the first to recognize that it’s possible to mess with someone else’s smart speaker, it’s certainly the first to put it into a widely run … [Read more...] about Burger King’s new ad forces Google Home to advertise the Whopper
If you love Burger King and you love smartphones, well, you’re in luck. Today the two are beginning to go hand in hand. Popular fast food chain Burger King,(although perhaps maybe not popular enough if they’re offering promotions for free cell phones instead of focusing on putting out food, which is what their service is)has announced that they’re starting deals for customers to grab a free Android smartphone with a two year contract. You didn’t think that Burger King was just going to give away free phones for nothing did you? The promotion is in fact not handled at Burger King locations of course, cause that would just be weird and otherwise might get a little messy for the electronics, and we all know that electronics and messes don’t go together. Users will actually have to partake of such promotions through the Burger King website, where they’ll be re-routed to Amazon after they choose an acceptable phone, and surprise surprise, Burger … [Read more...] about Burger Kings Holds Online Promotion For Free Smartphones With 2-Year Contract | Androidheadlines.com
While Burger King Corp. execs might have thought they were being pretty funny by offering Facebook users free hamburgers if they each deleted 10 online friends, Facebook Inc. wasn't getting the joke. A Burger King spokeswoman today told Computerworld that Facebook took exception to the Whopper Sacrifice campaign and after days of negotiations, the fast food chain halted it. On the Whopper Sacrifice site, Burger King now says simply: "Facebook has disabled the Whopper Sacrifice after your love for the Whopper sandwich proved to be stronger than 233,906 friendships." "Basically, the Facebook team felt the application went against what they stand for -- connecting people," said the spokesperson. "Facebook suggested changes to the application, such as not alerting people that they'd been sacrificed. They wanted that part disabled." The spokeswoman said Burger King decided to kill the campaign rather than make Facebook's requested changes. She called the matter a "philosophical difference." … [Read more...] about Facebook has Whopper of a problem with Burger King campaign
Twitter is urging its account holders to be smarter with their passwords following two recent attacks by hackers directed at Burger King and Jeep that took control of those accounts. The accounts for Burger King and the Chrysler-owned car company were broken into on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Both accounts have since been restored, but not before the hackers posted tweets about fictitious acquisitions and embarrassing photos to the companies' respective feeds. In Burger King's case, for example, one message read that the company had been sold to McDonald's because the Whopper, the chain's flagship sandwich, flopped. Twitter responded late Tuesday afternoon with a blog post that did not specifically mention the Burger King or Jeep hacks but did suggest that poor password practices may have been to blame for the account breaches. "Over the past couple of days, there's been a fair amount of conversation about account security on Twitter," Bob Lord, the site's director of … [Read more...] about Twitter calls for smarter password habits following Jeep, Burger King hacks
Who’s the sexiest fast food mascot? Who’s the Christian Grey of cheap greasy meat? Well the obvious, correct answer is late-night moon man crooner Mac Tonight, but he hasn’t been seen in ages. Sexy Hamburglar was a strong contender but he vanished nearly as fast as he arrived. KFC’s parade of Colonel Sanders actors, from Norm Macdonald to Vincent Kartheiser, just keep getting hotter than spicy Nashville chicken by the day. But the best icon of surreal sensuality of among burger slingers just might be the Burger King and his creepy unending smile. While we can meaningfully debate until the end of time which fast food mascot is the best at boning, Burger King will soon be the definitive answer to which fast food meal will make the most babies. This Valentine’s Day, Burger King Israel is selling not Kid’s Meals but Adult Meals with “age-appropriate” toys inside. Finally, you can buy sex toys at a Burger King! The Burger King Adults Meal … [Read more...] about Finally, You Can Buy Sex Toys at Burger King!