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Burger King Corporation

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: Burger King's Fabled Chicken Fries

    I write this from a place of ecstasy. For today, upon this green and golden earth, a benevolent God shone His mighty visage upon the human race, and smiled, raining down upon the good people of His Creation all the blessings befit a Paradise upon the Earth. Burger King's Chicken Fries are back.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Redditor Buys 23 Burger King Pies to Spite Bratty Kid

    How far would you go to get back at someone who ruined day? Would you buy the last pie before they could? Would you buy the last 23 pies? That's exactly what one Redditor did.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Burger King's Chicken Fries Might Be Making a Comeback

    I was never a big fan of chicken fries when they were at Burger King, but I know they were a pretty cult-y food, so this might be some good news for a few of you: Chicken fries might be coming back.. for a limited time.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    The 5 Most Egregious Big Mac Rip-Offs Of All Time

    The fast food war is a rough life. No one thinks eating food from out of a window is a good thing to do anymore. The market for fast food isn't growing. So marketing fast food today is more about who's hip and who's cool than it is about the quality of the food. To grow, companies need to literally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Burger King Giving Away Its "Satisfries" This Weekend For Free

    Burger King previously tried to catch the Internet's attention to its new, supposedly healthier line of French fries called "Satisfries" when it "renamed" itself "Fries King." Now it has gone one further: it's simply just going to give away the fries to anyone who asks for it this weekend, with no p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    KFC Japan Offering Deep Fried Soup

    While our Burger Kings are putting fries in its burgers and our McDonald's are offering chicken wings, KFC's in Japan are reportedly deep frying soup.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Burger King Serving Cocktails

    You read the headline correctly. Burger King is offering mojitos, Long Island iced teas, daiquiris, and Cuba Libres. But wait...before you head out the door to get your drink on, I should add that it's only being offered at select Burger King stores in Japan.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    This Week In Food: A Medieval Times Movie, Al Capone's Niece, and Bringin' Home the Banana Stand

    Whew, Mother's Day is over, and the rush for goodies and presents can die down until, well, whenever that paternal holiday is. Let's take a look at what the week after had to offer. . . . Edwin reviewed the South County chain Inka Mama's. Then he told us that Layer Cake Bakery is opening a second l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Burger King in Japan Introduces a Burger Perfect For Anime-Watching

    Overseas branches of American fast food staples have been amusing me for years with their specials. The Japanese arm of Burger King in particular has been great source of entertainment, bringing us the black-bunned, squid ink burger; the grilled apple burger; and then there's that guy who ordered a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Chicken Nuggets!

    It took so long for Burger King to finally come head-to-head with their arch nemesis, even Wendy's started selling nuggets before they did. With last week's overdue announcement, The King has finally stepped up to face off against those golden arches. It's about damn time.We gave ourselves two conse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    McDonald's Testing Chicken Wings in Some Markets

    Last week, Burger King introduced its own chicken nuggets to compete with McDonald's; this week, in what might sound like some kid of poultry-based one-upmanship, there's news that McDonald's is testing out chicken wings.

  • Food

    December 27, 2012

    Read Stick a Fork In It!

    If you're still not reading our food, then you're mean

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The Five Best Food Categories For Control Freaks

    We thought it was just us-- the satisfaction felt after explaining exactly how our entree should be prepared. It's the Sally Albright syndrome. Although we quickly learned that if you don't like the selection, order something else. Changing a chef's interpretation of a dish means you've messed with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    More The Habit Burger Grills Coming to OC

    The Habit Burger Grill, the slowly expanding Santa Barbara-based burger empire nipping at the heels of In-N-Out and Five Guys, has just opened in Huntington Beach, its sixth restaurant in Orange County. And now reader Mike has just noticed that it will also be taking over the Burger King at the corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Man Dressed As Burger King Mascot Pranks a McDonald's. Cops Called.

    In more bizarre Burger King-related news, a prankster dressed as The Burger King showed up at a McDonald's in Rome, Georgia, and started handing out free bags of burgers, prancing around the restaurant, and posing for pictures with children. The Rome News-Tribune writes that the police report s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Burger King Employee Takes A Picture Of Himself Standing On The Lettuce; Tracked Down By Users And Fired!

    So a Burger King employee thought it would be a good idea to post a picture of himself on 4chan standing over two vats of iceberg lettuce with the message "this is the lettuce you eat at Burger King."Disgusted users of the site then took it upon themselves to ferret out the offender. Turns out the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Burger King Introduces Black Truffle Angus Burger In Hong Kong

    While Taco Bell foists another Frankenstein's monster food item on us made from the interchangeable parts of its existing menu, the other parts of the world get actual innovation from their fast food restaurants. We heard about the Pizza Hut in England's hot-dog-stuffed pizza crusts and the gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King Makes Cage-Free Promise

    In a move applauded by animal rights advocates, Burger King has announced that all of its egg and pork products will be cage-free by 2017. It's the largest restaurant chain to put a deadline on the switch.   "So many tens of thousands of animals will now be in better living conditions," Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Man Orders a Whopper with 1,050 Pieces of Bacon; Attempts To Eat It

    So a man walks into a Burger King in Japan and orders a Whopper with 1,050 pieces bacon, and Burger King, true to their "Have It Your Way" slogan, gives it to him.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Is Burger King Testing a Pulled Pork Sandwich and Real Bacon Sundae in Nashville?

    Burger King, now officially downgraded as the number three burger chain behind McDonald's and Wendy's, inspired not-so-inspiring headlines last week such as "Burger King's New Menu ...A Lot Like McDonald's" and "Did Burger King Wait Too Long To Reinvent Itself?"; but are the most drastic change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    A "Pink Slime"-Using Beef Producer Files For Bankruptcy

    The Wall Street Journal reports that AFA Foods, which contributes to about 2% of total U.S. beef production has filed for bankruptcy protection.  The company's products are sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Burger King Holdings Inc., Jack in the Box Inc., Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., Wendy' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Wendy's Knocks Burger King Off #2 Spot

    ​Technomic, the research and consulting firm that keeps score on the this sort of thing, put out its annual ranking of fast-food restaurants yesterday. The firm reports that Wendy's has displaced Burger King as the number two burger chain with $8.5 billion in sales compared with Burger King's $8.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Burger King to Give Out Free Fries For St. Paddy's This Weekend

    ​Burger King is giving out free fries again this weekend, this time as a St. Patrick's Day promotion. I'm sure it has more to do with the fact that fries are the cheapest thing a corporate outfit like Burger King can give away without cutting into the bottom line, and not some sort of nod to the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Burger King Introduces Apple-Topped Burger in Japan

    ​If it would seem a bizarre coincidence that Burger King in Japan is introducing a grilled apple-topped burger the same week Apple unveiled its new iPad, it probably is. But that isn't stopping a few bloggers to make the enticing connection, especially because BK Japan also named a Whopper after W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    How Does McDonald's Filet-O-Fish Fare Against Other Fast-Food Fishwiches?

    ​ Once again, it's fish sandwich season at the nation's fast food burger joints, a.k.a. Lent. It is said that 23% of Filet-O-Fish consumption happens during this period. But how do the others measure against what's arguably the nation's most popular fishwich, which McDonald's now offers in a doubl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Deputy Claims PTSD After Burger King Ex-Con Spits on His Whopper

    ​The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit weighed in today in the case of a sheriff's deputy who claims severe emotional trauma after two ex-cons working the drive-thru at a Burger King added an extra ingredient during his late-night burger break.Suspecting the fast-food employees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Worker at Irvine Burger King Arrested for Repeatedly Stealing Lunch Money from Disabled Woman

    Lucero​It seems Chik-fil-A isn't the only fast-food chain with asshole workers in Irvine. Yesterday, Irvine PD arrested Burger King employee Luis Maximino Lucero Ballinas after a weeks-long investigation in which they discovered he had repeatedly stolen money from a disabled woman.The woman's par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Free Fries Today at Burger King

    ​Unless it's Yoshinoya, I don't often post about the fast food chains except when they're giving something away for nothing. Today, it's Burger King. They're offering free value-sized fries for no other apparent reason than to get publicity and Facebook likes. They've even put a countdown clock on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Burger King Has New French Fries

    ​In the hierarchy of fast-food fries, Burger King's offerings have never been at the top of the batch. They've long wilted beneath McDonald's fries, which are awesome if consumed within 48 seconds, and In-N-Out fries, which taste cardboard-y to me, but are generally loved by the masses. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Homeless Veterans Need Your Help

    ​Telling you about the National Guard armories that opened last night and will open tomorrow night to provide winter shelter for the homeless, we mentioned the nonprofit running the program for the county was in need of various clothing, grooming and food items. That group is not alone. A charity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Hundreds March To Trader Joe's Headquarters In Monrovia To Demand A One Penny Per Pound Raise For Florida Farm Workers

    Marisa Gerber/ OCWeekly​Three vans of people -- many from El Centro Cultural de Mexico and others from Justice for Janitors and an inter-faith group -- carpooled from Santa Ana to Monrovia today for a protest at Trader Joe's headquarters. The crew of 30 or so from Santa Ana convened with abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Five Ridiculous Music Lawsuits to Top David Byrne's

    ​ David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    A Sign That Food Trucks Are Still Hot: Whole Foods Takes Notice

    Edwin Goei​ Our sister paper, SF Weekly asks: How do you know when street food is hot? When Whole Foods takes notice.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Jersey Mike's To Open in Irvine

    ​Our friend Brekkie Fan tipped me off to a Jersey Mike's opening right underneath my nose.  But it's even more notable because the chain's seventh store in O.C.is taking root in a shopping center that's practically a ghost town these days. The once thriving Irvine minimall, at the corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Burger King: "Would You Like Alcohol With That?"

    Burger King has announced that it will start to offer beer, beginning at their store in Miami's South Beach. Their plan is to eventually expand the idea to more cities, including Las Vegas and L.A. The concept will be called Whopper Bar. The beer, domestic Budweiser to start, will be served in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Fast Food Safer Than School Lunches

    Picture from Dead Homer Society​So by now you've heard that USA Today published an expose that revealed the meat bought by the USDA for use in school lunches wouldn't pass quality standards at Burger King or McDonald's.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Five Interesting Food News Stories This Week

    Here are five interesting food stories that I've come across during a week of browsing. - Top chef Ferran Adria 'poisons' El Bulli diners with additives - Times Online - Organizations Attempt to Dispel Study's Food Safety Claims - QSR Magazine - Crafty Ways Restaurant Cut Costs - SmartMoney Magazi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Erik Estrada in Self-Deprecating BK Commercial Shock!

    ​Kudos to the former CHiPs actor--who I had a huuuuuuuuuuge crush on growing up. He's seemingly given up on starring in infomercials shilling dodgy swampland and is now the costar (along with Tony Stewart and Carrot Top) of the latest Burger King ad, where he plays on his reputation for having an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Singapore Burger King Ad. Tasteless? Maybe. Successful? Absolutely.

    Just a short Friday post here.  What you see above is a Burger King advertisement currently running in Singapore that's been getting all sorts of tongues wagging (double entendre intended) over the last month. The blogosphere has been aghast about how "tasteless" it is. Ever the moral compass, ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    CNN Reports That Fast-Food Chains Are "Going After Sit-Down Diner Dollars"

    The headline speaks for itself.  CLICK HERE if you'd like to read the article.But I know what you want to know.  Who's planning to serve what?Since we're all busy people, I'll bullet point it for you:- Burger King:  Thicker burgers, ribs, and kebabs.- Jack in the Box: Miniature sirloi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Yoshinoya Now Does Sushi?

    OK. I'll admit it. I go to Yoshinoya....a lot.  As a kid, my parents decided that their beef and teriyaki chicken bowls were a better alternative than McDonald's or Burger King. And as with anything one grows up with, it's a comfort food that's hard to shake.  Also, it's cheap. It has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    And the Wiener Is ... a Burger!

    The Cancer Project today issued its list of the five worst fast-food value menu items. And the envelopes, please...   1) Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (Jack in the Box, pictured). $1; 400 calories; 23 grams of fat; 8 grams of saturated fat; 1 gram of trans fat; 55 milligrams of cholestero ... More >>

  • Food

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week, Part IV

    From Orlando... Police were investigating a Taco Bell robbery that happened Wednesday night and quickly realized that they were dealing with a crime spree. Investigators said three to four armed men robbed a Taco Bell on Narcoosee Road and then attacked two workers before they ran off. When offic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Which Burger Joints Can Homophobes Trust?

    Don’t laugh. This is a serious question for Reverend Wiley Drake, pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park. Early Sunday morning, Drake, with assistance from the American Family Association (AFA), launched what he hopes will be a nationwide boycott of McDonald's. Its sin? The co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    LAFF 2007: Robots ‘N’ Dese Guys

    After the claustrophobic overcrowding of Broxton avenue for the LAFF opening night party, I wasn’t expecting the Transformers premiere bash to be as well-run as it was. Adjacent parking lots were opened up, and food and drink were so prevalent that, if you actually ventured all the way in, it was ... More >>

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    February 1, 2001

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    January 18, 2001
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