Burger King’s new Grilled Dogs are on the permanent menu in both plain and chili dog form, but Burger King is testing something new: people in some markets have spotted a Whopper Dog on the menu. That’s a fast food mashup that sounds surprisingly edible. If you spot one in the wild or get a chance to try one out, let us know! [More]
All this time that Burger King has had commercials featuring their silent, plastic-headed King mascot, have you ever wondered what the King might have to say if he did more than stare at people with his mouth frozen open? The King, it turns out, is fluent in American Sign Language, and just hasn’t had anyone to talk to in his previous ad appearances. Maybe. Friday, however, is National ASL Day, and the King wants to have a new sign for “Whopper” ready for the occasion. [More]
Contrary to what you may have believed your entire life, it turns out that the Hamburglar is not a character limited solely to pilfering beef patties from McDonald’s. How else might one explain how 33 cases of Burger King Whoppers went missing from the back of a truck recently? [More]
Burger King is leaving Israel, after its local franchisee, Orgad Holdings, determined that customers preferred the burgers at its other eatery, Burger Ranch. “All the research carried out over the past few months shows beyond a doubt that the taste of Burger Ranch is the preferred taste for most Israelis,” said Orgad’s directors, who plan to convert their 52 Burger Kings into Burger Ranches. However, according to one Israeli burger lover and former BK manager, the culture clash is less about the beef and more about condiments.
Tony Stewart is a NASCAR person. He likes Whoppers, so he endorses them. The concept of a celebrity liking the product they endorse is so alien to us that BK’s ad agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky is apparently planning to hook Mr. Stewart up to a lie detector on a live webcast and ask him if he really likes Whoppers.