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Now that we know where all the bars are (hey, Wisconsin), where’s an American supposed to get a burger after a few beers? It’s back to the maps, with this handy illustration of which of the seven major burger chains is closest, depending on where you live. Mmm, crunching numbers. [via FlowingData.com]

Woman’s Burger King Salad Comes With Lettuce, Chicken, Cranberries…. And A Razor Blade

Woman’s Burger King Salad Comes With Lettuce, Chicken, Cranberries…. And A Razor Blade

One might choose to order a salad from a fast food restaurant in the hopes of enjoying a slightly healthier meal (though they’d probably be mistaken). But even if you select a salad that has fewer calories than a Whopper, you don’t want to bite into sharp metal objects. [More]

Customer Sues Burger King & Military Over Needle-licious Triple Stacker

Customer Sues Burger King & Military Over Needle-licious Triple Stacker

Back in 2010, an Army sergeant in Hawaii was chowing down on food bought from an on-base Burger King when he claims he chomped into some needles that were definitely not on the nutritional info for the sandwich. Now, after years of negotiating a settlement have proved fruitless, he’s suing both the fast food chain and the Army and Air Force Exchange that sold him the burger. [More]

Joining all the creepy mascots that have come before him is Happy the new McDonald's Happy Meal mascot.

Poll: Is McDonald’s New Happy Meal Mascot The Creepiest Fast Food Shill Yet?

Here’s a little secret about me. I hate mascots. Seeing grown adults running around in gigantic animal-like costumes makes my skin crawl. The sense of dread that washes over me when I see them also translates to their cartoonish counterparts hawking hamburgers, ice cream and other fast food fare on television. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of creeptastic mascots out there seeking to give us nightmares. [More]

Customers Can No Longer “Have It Your Way” At Burger King; Company Ditches Longtime Slogan

Customers Can No Longer “Have It Your Way” At Burger King; Company Ditches Longtime Slogan

After 40 years, consumers will no longer “Have It Your Way” at their local Burger King. Instead, the company is rolling out a new, more philosophical slogan – “Be Your Way” – meant to highlight each individual customer. Whatever that means. [More]

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Fight Over Freshness Of Cinnamon Roll Leads To Gun Threat At Burger King

There’s nothing like a warm, fragrant cinnamon roll, fresh and hot out of the kitchen. But police say for one Burger King customer in South Carolina, receiving a lackluster Cinnabon was so disappointing, she threatened to shoot everyone in the restaurant over it. [More]

Unhinge Your Jaw, Try Burger King’s Triple-Patty Nacho Godzilla Burger In Malaysia

Unhinge Your Jaw, Try Burger King’s Triple-Patty Nacho Godzilla Burger In Malaysia

Fast food outlets, why must all of your most ridiculous offerings be in your foreign outposts? Could it be that Americans simply don’t need any more tortilla chips than we already eat? … Well, that’s probably true. The film “Godzilla” comes out this month, though, and Burger King is marking the occasion with some enormous wraps topped with tortilla chips. [More]

Rather than expand breakfast into lunch time, Burger King is making burgers part of breakfast.

Burger King Adding Burgers And Fries To Its Breakfast Menu

People have long asked fast food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King to make their breakfast menu available all day, no one really thinks to go the other way by putting burgers on the breakfast menu. But it looks like BK is going to try just that, with “Burgers at Breakfast.” [More]

Will Fast Food Workers Around The World Strike On May 15?

Will Fast Food Workers Around The World Strike On May 15?

In an effort to raise awareness for their goal of higher wages for fast food workers, labor organizers announced today that May 15 will be a day full of walk-offs, with workers at McDonald’s, Burger King and other eateries striking in 150 cities on six continents (sorry, Antarctica). [More]

The Consumerist Quiz: Test Your Fast Food Calorie IQ

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Earlier this week we told you about the most calorific appetizers, entrees, and desserts at the nation’s biggest sort-of-but-not-really Italian chain restaurants. While most of those dishes were well into 4-digit territory, most of us chow down on fast food more than we do at casual dining restaurants. [More]

Burger King Japan Serves Hot Dogs For Breakfast And Nothing Makes Sense

Burger King Japan Serves Hot Dogs For Breakfast And Nothing Makes Sense

We don’t believe that American fast food breakfasts like sausage patties, lukewarm pancakes, and waffle tacos should be the standard everywhere in the world. No, we wouldn’t even force all outposts of American fast food joints operating in other countries to conform to American breakfast ideals. Yet we’re still mystified at the latest offering from Burger King in Japan: the Morning Burger and BK Hot Dog Classic. For breakfast. [More]

Burger King Resurrects Creepy Subservient Chicken, Minus The Chicken

Burger King Resurrects Creepy Subservient Chicken, Minus The Chicken

Ten years ago, Burger King launched what is still one of the more bizarre marketing ploys of the Internet era — the Subservient Chicken, a “webcam” featuring a person in a chicken suit doing the bidding of visitors to the site. Because there are now people old enough to drive cars and go to college who missed this exceedingly creepy campaign the first time around, BK has (sort of) brought it back… though not quite. [More]

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Pour Out A Bottle Of Ketchup For 40,000 Pounds Of Fries Destroyed In Fire

These fries are a little overcooked. In a Walmart parking lot in Maine on Tuesday evening, a tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen Burger King French fries caught fire. destroying the cargo, the truck, and the dreams of the fast food-loving people of New Jersey. [More]

Free Chicken Big King Only An Illusory Dream

Free Chicken Big King Only An Illusory Dream

The Big King is Burger King’s version of a two-patty burger with vegetables, cheese, and “King Sauce,” and it is totally not a clone of the Big Mac. Nope. On Saturday, Burger King introduces a new member of this royal family: the Chicken Big King, with two breaded chicken patties. Reader Adam lives in a test market where he had early access to this burger. It was not, however, free. [More]

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Burger King China’s PooPoo Smoothie Is Apparently Better Than Its Name Would Imply

Here’s another to add to the list of product names that don’t travel well: Burger King China’s PooPoo Smoothie, which may conjure up images of… well, I’d rather not say, but your inner grossed-out 8-year-old knows what I mean, but which has nothing to do with excrement and is apparently not awful. [More]

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The Average Burger King Outlet Earns Half As Much As A McDonald’s. Why?

Competitors McDonald’s and Burger King sell similar food to similar customers, and both use a franchise business model. Yet, on average, a McDonald’s restaurant takes in about twice as much as the average Burger King restaurant. Why is that? Well, for starters, that creepy king mascot of theirs was driving women and children away. [More]

“Burger King Baby” Found In The Bathroom Reunites With Her Birth Mother 27 Years Later

“Burger King Baby” Found In The Bathroom Reunites With Her Birth Mother 27 Years Later

Just a few weeks after the now 28-year-old woman known as the “Burger King Baby” put out a plea for help in finding the birth mother who left her in the restaurant’s bathroom 27 years ago, the two have been reunited. And for the former BKB, that meant finally learning the answers to the questions she’s had all her life. [More]

An Imagined Dialogue Inspired By Video Of Two Bumbling Would-Be Burger King Burglars

An Imagined Dialogue Inspired By Video Of Two Bumbling Would-Be Burger King Burglars

As long as there are fast food restaurants, there will be attempted burglaries. And because not all crimes happen when there are people around, we’re especially thankful to the Philadelphia Burger King that caught two bumbling buddies who forced their way inside in the wee hours of the morning and proceed to generally be incompetent. [More]