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Burger King is a fast food hamburger restaurant chain headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, FL. It has over 13,000 restaurants in 79 countries. It was founded in 1953 as Insta-Burger King. After enduring financial difficulties, two franchisees, David Edgerton and James McLamore, bought the company in 1954 and renamed it Burger King. The company then changed owners several times, and since 2010, 3G Capital of Brazil has held majority stake of the company. The restaurant primarily sells burgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries, and desserts. The Whopper is Burger King’s signature sandwich.

1 Sep, 2015

Invites burger collaboration

Makes Statement

Burger King says it will collaborate with multiple companies, including McDonald’s, on the one-day-only pop-up restaurant featuring “The Peace Day Burger.”

Although they [McDonald’s] haven’t yet agreed to come on board our original proposal still stands. McDonald’s take your time. We’re totally at peace with that. Meanwhile, an incredible thing has happened. We’ve received a significant number of unexpected responses from other restaurants, large and small, each expressing an appetite for peace and enthusiasm to help spread the Peace One Day message…Naturally, peace is inclusive to all. So Denny’s, Wayback Burgers, Krystal, and Giraffas, we’d like to build on your individual proposals to collaborate on Peace Day, September 26. Our ide would be that we all come together to create a burger that combines a key ingredient from each of our signature sandwiches.

31 Aug, 2015

Denny’s wants peace burger

Makes Statement

Denny’s places full-page ads in USA Today and The New York Times saying it wants to collaborate with Burger King to make a mashup ‘Peace” burger, inserting itself into the discussion between Burger King and McDonald’s. Denny’s wants to combine elements of its 880 calorie Bacon Slamburger (a hamburger topped with hash browns, a cooked-to-order egg, bacon and pepper jack queso) with the iconic Whopper.

We can name it the Whamper, the Slamopper, The WhopaSlam…Well, we can figure that out later.

Proposes McWhopper

Makes Statement

Burger King proposes the McWhopper, which  combines elements of the “Big Mac” and “Whopper” burgers to create a new double-decker burger, sold for one day in a franchise jointly run by employees of both companies. Burger King says the promo will promote Peace Day, linked to 21st September, which is The United Nations International Day of Peace. Burger King promotes the idea in full page ads in the New York Times, social media, and a taste test on the TODAY show.

We come in peace. In fact, we come in honor of peace. We know we’ve had our petty differences, but how about we have a ceasefire on these so-called “burger wars”?.. We appreciate that’s a lot to swallow so we’ve put together mcwhopper.com to give you a better understanding of our proposal. Let’s end the beef, with the beef.

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