A Burger King customer is suing the fast-food chain for allegedly reneging on its promise of a lifetime supply of free meals to compensate for enduring more than an hour locked in a foul-smelling bathroom. After finding himself trapped inside a bathroom at a Burger King in Portland, Oregon, in mid-December, Curtis Brooner used his cell phone to call workers at the fast-food restaurant for help, according to a lawsuit filed this week. The workers responded by pushing a fly swatter under the door, directing Brooner to use it to unjam the door's lock, the suit contends. "Brooner could hear Burger King employees and customers laughing while he remained locked inside its bathroom for well over an hour before a locksmith finally came and broke him out," according to the legal filing. "It's the kind of place where you hold your breath: Go in and get out of there as fast as you can," Brooner told The Oregonian/OregonLive of his ordeal. "That wasn't an option for … [Read more...] about Burger King accused of reneging on lifetime meals to man stuck in bathroom
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 3:37 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 This Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo shows a Whopper sandwich at a Burger King restaurant in Allison Park, Pa. This Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo shows a Whopper sandwich at a Burger King restaurant in Allison Park, Pa. Photo: Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press Photo: Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 This Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo shows a Whopper sandwich at a Burger King restaurant in Allison Park, Pa. This Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 file photo shows a Whopper sandwich at a Burger King restaurant in Allison Park, Pa. Photo: Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press … [Read more...] about Calif. man wanted a 1-cent Whopper. Burger King charged him $1,100.
Burger King is cooking up fresh beef with fast food rival McDonald's in a creative way to make customers download its app. If customers are within 600ft of a McDonald's in the US, they can unlock a deal giving them a Whopper burger for one cent through the Burger King app.The app then offers directions to a nearby participating Burger King where customers can collect the burger.The deal will run until 12 December and customers can only access it once.Burger King shared a video explaining how to order the Whopper sandwich on its US Twitter profile. In a later tweet, the company joked: "morning everyone. if you happen to be going to McDonald's today, drive safe." The social media account for the US snack Pop Tarts replied: "I appreciate your savagery these days".While many enjoyed the promotion, some customers complained about the app not working when they tried to take up the offer.One person, Alex Shaw, tweeted in response: "Too bad I can't use it because your app won't connect to the … [Read more...] about Whopper Detour: Why Burger King is sending customers to McDonald’s
Dec 04, 1:13 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 12/04/18 AT 11:42 AM You can have it your way for a penny, according to a new promotion by Burger King. The fast food restaurant is offering its Whoppers for only one cent when you order it at McDonald’s .While the tongue-in-cheek Whopper Detour promotion lets Whopper fans cash in on the deal using the BK app, they will need to do a little trickery to make it happen. Through the power of geo-fencing, BK app users need to get inside or near a McDonald’s location, order a Whopper, and then drive to the nearest Burger King, where they can get the sandwich for a penny, according to USA Today.When a restaurant goer gets near a McDonald’s, the company suggests 600 feet is close enough; the BK app will unlock to reveal the penny Whopper Deal. Then the app will then reroute them to the closest Burger King restaurant where they can pick up … [Read more...] about Get A Burger King Whopper For A Penny
News / UK and world by Press Association November 21, 2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Adverts for Burger King and McDonald’s have been banned after they were placed less than 100 metres from the gates of primary schools. The McDonald’s poster for the Cadbury Flake McFlurry was seen in July at a bus stop 47 metres from the boundary of a primary school. A poster for Burger King’s Whopper Jr £2.99 meal deal, also seen in July, featured an image of the whopper burger, fries and a zero sugar Coca-Cola and appeared at a bus stop 96 metres from a school. McDonald’s said it had instructed outdoor advertising company JCDecaux to comply with its policy of not placing any ads for products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) within 200 metres of a school. It said JCDecaux was “solely responsible” for the “oversight” but accepted it was “ultimately responsible for any … [Read more...] about McDonald’s and Burger King ads banned for proximity to primary schools