15 Mouth-Watering Burger King Facts

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  1. Burger King was founded in the 1950s by businessmen James McLamore and David R. Edgerton and was old to Pillsbury in 1967.

  2. On the 11th December 1999, a toddler suffocated whilst playing with a Burger King Pokémon toy. This was the first Burger King toy-related death.

  3. Burger King is often held as the first fast food outlet to make deals with big-budget films to promote their products, in 1977 Burger King teamed up with Star Wars to sell character glasses.

  4. In Mattoon, U.S, a Burger King exists that has no affiliation to the franchise. The Mattoon Burger King existed before the franchise tried to move into the town.

  5. In Australia, Burger King is known as Hungry Jacks due to a copyright infringement of an existing company.

  6. The “Suicide Burger” is an off-menu 800 calorie artery clogger consisting of four burger patties and cheese slices, bacon, and special sauce.

  7. Burger King has a deluxe hidden system, known as the ‘Gold Card’. Held by celebs like Hugh Laurie and Jay Leno the card gives them free meals.

  8. Burger King branched out into Hot Dogs in recent years, promoting it on Twitter in 2016, offering a range of toppings including ‘whopper’.

  9. In Japan, and possibly America, Black Buns exist as an alternative to the plain and apparently unappealing brown bun.

  10. Burger King took its variety to new heights in 2016, creating the ‘Whopperito’ a Whopper burger in a flour tortilla.

  11. In May 2016, Burger King opened a spa in one of its restaurants in Helsinki, Finland!

  12. Even with their success, Burger King still lives in the shadow of McDonald’s, advertising itself as the ‘second-largest fast-food hamburger chain’.

  13. Burger King was born after its owners visited a McDonald’s and were inspired to open their own version with a newly copyrighted broiler that cooked 12 burgers at once.

  14. In 1955 Burger King’s logo was a King atop a burger holding an oversized drink, this soon lost fashion and developed in 1969 into a bun sandwiching the words “Burger King”.

  15. In 2010, Brazilian based 3G Capital purchased Burger King for a staggering $3.3 billion.

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