How long is the list of Burger King Owners? What made Sara Michelle Gellar famous? What are Burger wars? Why do McDonald’s hate Burger King? What’s a ‘suicide burger’? Let’s unearthed these mysteries and know some interesting facts about Burger King:
1. Inspired By McDonald’s!
Who do you think is the inspiration for the founders of Burger King? The giant himself. The success story of McDonald’s prompted Keith G Cramer to start a restaurant with the name, “Insta-Burger-King”, along with his father-in-law.
2. Life-Saving Whopper Burger!
Burger King got busted in its first year due to losses and had been sold out to a franchise, whose owners renamed it as “Burger King” and introduced its trademark “Whopper burger” to the items on the menu. Obviously, we know what would have happened then. Who could resist the Whopper?
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3. Once A Looser, Now A Winner!
Today the company, which had been sold out due to losses, stands third in the fastest growing fast food chain’s list! Maybe they have to attribute their success to the Whopper. Source: whatculture.com, Image: turnbacktogod.com
4. A Publicity Stunt!
Sara Michelle Gellar (remember, Buff, the vampire slayer?) publicly claimed that Burger King’s burgers are more fluffy and tastier than McD’s and Burger King got sued for the alleged publicity stunt! Guess who got more publicity in the whole scenario? Not Burger King buddies, it’s Sara Michelle Gellar ;).
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5. Star Wars!
Burger King was the first to team up with a movie to get publicized and the movie is “Star Wars”. Guess, it can be called the “father of publicity stunts” then!
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6. The Turning Point!
In 1967, when the Pillsbury Company bought Burger King Corporation for $18, it became America’s second-largest burger chain, just behind McDonald’s.
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7. When The Burger King Couldn’t Use The Term “Whopper!”
The name Whopper was once not allowed to be used by the BK in San Antonio since there was another restaurant with the name, ‘Whopper Burgers’! The problem was solved when the Pillsbury bought the Whopper burger and merged it into Burger King. Imagine the relief of San Antonio people then!
8. Chicken Condom Burger! Yikes!!
Once a person by name, Van Miguel Hartless purchased a burger from the BK and can you guess what had been stuffed in the burger he had bought? A wrapped condom!
9. Lucky Burger!
Ellen DeGeneres had a burger, fries and a shake from Burger King on her first stage show! It seems the whoppers are lucky not only for the sellers but also the consumers! Friendly tip: have something from BK and try a thing that you haven’t been successful at!
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10. So Many Owners!
Burger King had been sold and resold ever since it got established. The list of its owners includes Pillsbury, Grand Metropolitan, Diageo, TPG Capital, the 3G Capital. Ohh! The list is as long as the queues before the Whoppers’ counter!
11. McD vs Burger King!!
McD announced that Heinz would no longer be its sauce supplier since McD couldn’t bear the fact that the current CEO of Heinz has a close association with the Burger King! It seems that McDonald’s haven’t forgiven BK for Sara’s debacle.
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12. Franchise King!
Burger King can also be called as ‘Franchise King’ since most of its branches are being operated by individual franchisees!
13. Burger Wars Again!!
If we observe the way the giants like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King are behaving, we may safely assume that the burger wars are going to show their face again! Yayy!!! It means we can have lower prices and better quality! Why would we say no! Come on giants! Come on!
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14. One Minute Burgers!
The first name of BK was ‘Insta Burger King’ and the ‘insta’ stood for the fastness with which the burgers are delivered to the customers.
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15. We Are Special… Australians!
In Australia, Burger King was called “Hungry Jack”! The owner of the franchise made the contract in such a way that the name change is possible! Okay! What’s in the name? We want our Whoppers, and that’s all!
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16. Suicide Burger!
There is a secret menu in the Burger King with which you can order a burger called, “suicide burger”. It has very high amount of calories, by the way. Maybe it’s not poison if we don’t take it daily but it is irresistible and we’re helpless.
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17. Cruel Against Facebook Users!
In 2009, BK gave an offer to the Facebook users to unfriend 10 friends and get a burger for free! If someone accepted the offer, the company would send to the friends who had been deleted that their friendship cannot stand a chance against a Whopper!! That’s cruel I say!
18. Burger King’s Perfume!
BK has also introduced a perfume range with the smell of meat!
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19. Black Burgers!!
In Japan, Burger King sells burgers with the bun coated with charcoal and tomatoes treated to look black. Weird tastes!
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20. Free Burgers For A Lifetime!
Jennifer Hudson, Hugh Laurie and Jay Leno have something in common. Do you know what, buddies? It’s lifetime free burger supplies from the Burger King! Ahh, now that’s a real inspiration for aspiring actors!