Craving wings for breakfast? Now you can get them in coffee form. Kind of. Fast food chain Tim Hortons announced Thursday that two stores in Buffalo, New York, will offer the Buffalo Latte, a devilish brew of espresso, steamed milk, mocha, and "bold Buffalo sauce flavor." SEE ALSO: Which is better: Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte or Ingrit the Wood Witch's boiled rabbit smoothie? The drink is crowned with whipped topping and a "zesty Buffalo seasoning," just in case you forgot you were drinking a beverage flavored with wing sauce. Image: Tim Hortons Daybreak anchors at Buffalo's NBC affiliate, WGRZ, sampled the drink Thursday morning. Their reviews, while not necessarily positive, weren't strictly negative either. "It's like a mocha with a kick," one newscaster said. "I drank it and I'm still alive," said another. The latte is priced starting at $2.79—a steal!—and will be available while supplies last. Unfortunately, the chicken in the … [Read more...] about Tim Hortons launches the Buffalo Latte, which is exactly what you think it is
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
Why now? Jeep's Twitter account recently told the world that the iconic brand had been "sold to Cadillac." And Burger King's account started mysteriously promoting McDonalds. Two high-profile hacks in less than a week means, apparently, that Twitter had to take some action. The hacks were due to phishing attacks, or sending out emails that look legitimate but, sadly, are not. "There's no shortage of bad actors sending emails that appear to come from a Twitter.com address in order to trick you into giving away key details about your Twitter account, or other personal information," Twitter's "postmaster" Josh Aberant posted this morning on the company's blog. Twitter sends out a lot of emails. If you opt into email notifications for new follows, mentions, and direct messages (little hint: don't), you potentially get hundreds of emails a week. The problem is: how do you know the email in your inbox is from Twitter? To make that determination easier, Twitter has adopted DMARC technology, … [Read more...] about Twitter joins Facebook, LinkedIn in using DMARC email authentication (too late for Jeep and Burger King)
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’s newest advertisement designed to trigger viewer’s smart devices attracted a lot of criticism, and Google ended up disabling the command that the commercial used. Now, it seems that the ad may open both Google and Burger King to legal trouble on top of the PR hit. According to a report from Bloomberg, various figures in the law world are saying that the nature of the advertisement and the questions it raises do not exactly bode well for the two businesses involved. The ad in question took advantage of a controversial flaw in Google Assistant; the fact that it can be used by third parties. Ideally, only the device owner and those that they allow to set up a voice profile could use such a gadget, and an upcoming update to the Google app seems to bear code that points to such a change. The issue is that for now, the security and privacy implications are fairly clear and quite alarming. Already, at least one lawyer, Faith Kasparian of the law offices of Morse, … [Read more...] about OK Google Burger King Ad Could Cause Legal Backlash | Androidheadlines.com
Just under three hours after Burger King unveiled a new advertisement designed to hijack your Google Home to read a long-winded description of its Whopper burger, Google has disabled the functionality. It was fun / horrifying while it lasted! As of 2:45PM ET, Google Home will no longer respond when prompted by the specific Burger King commercial that asks "What is the Whopper burger?" It does, however, still respond with the top result from Wikipedia when someone else (i.e., a real user) other than the advertisement asks the same question. Google has likely registered the sound clip from the ad to disable unwanted Home triggers, as it does with its own Google Home commercials. After the ad debuted at 12PM ET today, many users have edited the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper, adding a slew of troll-tastic descriptions including "cancer-causing," "a chocolate candy" (in reference to the Hershey candy) and ingredients like "toenail clippings" and "rat." Briefly, some users were able to get … [Read more...] about Google shuts down Burger Kings cunning TV ad
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
If you haven’t noticed, we here at Geek.com are fans of weird fast food marketing. If posts on Taco Bell weddings and Burger King sex toys and our lord and master Mac Tonight weren’t big enough clues I don’t know what to tell you. Today’s look into fast food fever dreams actually shares a lot in common with McDonald’s late-night moon man. Ginned up by Burger King, Coq Roq is also a fake musical act designed to push a new meal strategy and is sadly no longer with us. But whereas Mac Tonight crooned sweet nothings into your ear about the joys of McDonald’s for dinner, Coq Roq rocked your face off with thrash metal bangers about chicken fries. To understand Coq Roq, we need to understand the product they were created to sell. Watching established fast food restaurants adjust their menu tactics to chase cultural trends can actually be pretty fascinating. Everyone is into being healthy? Give them some salad! Freedom is the word of the day? Let them order … [Read more...] about Coq Roq, Burger King’s Poultry Punk Band
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!