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April 19, 2013 |
A Burger King restaurant in Glendale wants its customers to have it their way -- right to their front door. Since April 9, the Burger King on North Central Avenue has been delivering a handful of orders each day -- the first Burger King in the state to do so, said franchise owner Bob Stevens. "We were chosen to be the first Burger King franchisee to have delivery in the state, so it's quite a feather in our cap," Stevens said. Following in the footsteps of delivery programs in Miami, Washington and Houston, the fast-food company is bringing its delivery program to California.
April 11, 2013 |
Fast food giant Burger King Worldwide Inc. said it will lose its chief executive Bernardo Hees to H.J. Heinz Co. once billionaire financier Warren Buffett wraps up his acquisition of the ketchup company with 3G Capital. Corporate poaching this probably isn't. Nor is it likely a J.C. Penney-style flameout a la Ron Johnson. The deal appears to be all in the family -- private equity firm 3G Capital is also Burger King's majority shareholder, having taken the quick-service chain private in 2010 before relaunching on the New York Stock Exchange in June 2012.
March 29, 2013 |
Anderson Cooper loves French fries. And not just any French fries. They have to be from McDonald's. "There are some people who are Burger King people and there are some people who are McDonald's people," said Cooper on his show "Anderson Live" while he held a French fry. "I've never been a Burger King person. I'm a total McDonald's person. " While Cooper continued to munch on fries on his show, he admitted he's one of the people who shows up at 10:15 a.m. while the fast food chain is still serving breakfast and waits until 10:30 so he can order lunch items.
February 18, 2013 |
The fast food twitterverse erupted in a frenzy Monday morning when the Burger King Twitter account was hacked. Someone call the Twitter po po. The Burger King feed was innundated with tweets mentioning McDonald's and the account profile read: "Burger King official twitter account. Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped = FREEDOM IS FAILURE. McDonalds.com. In a hood near you... " Earlier Monday, if you searched for the King's Twitter account, the McDonald's name would show up. Now, when you click on the profile, it says, "Sorry, that user is suspended.
February 18, 2013 |
Hackers have taken over Burger King's Twitter account and changed it to look like it belongs to McDonald's. The account's profile photo has been changed to the McDonald's logo, and the cover photo and background have been changed to images of McDonald's food. The account appears to have been taken over Monday morning, when hackers tweeted out "We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you. " PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 The hackers also clarified that "For the record, our password was not "whopper" or anything!"
February 1, 2013 |
After one of its suppliers was under investigation for selling beef products potentially tainted with horse meat, Burger King concluded that none of its products were affected. The chain said it came to the conclusion after conducting testing for traces of equine DNA in its beef patties. Burger King, which is based in Miami, said it launched an independent and ongoing probe upon learning that Irish regulators had discovered equine DNA in meat in one of its suppliers' facilities.
January 24, 2013 |
Burger King is cutting ties with a supplier under investigation for selling beef products potentially tainted with horse meat. The chain said it would no longer use products from ABP Food Group's Irish subsidiary, Silvercrest, to supply its locations in Britain and Ireland. This past weekend, the fast food giant replaced all Silvercrest meat with deliveries from another supplier as a “voluntary and precautionary measure,” it said. Burger King, which is based in Miami, said it launched an independent and ongoing probe upon learning that Irish regulators had discovered equine DNA in meat from Silvercrest's facilities.
January 11, 2013 |
Burger King's biggest franchise holder, Carrols Restaurant Group, reportedly has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle claims of sexual harassment. The settlement, Reuters reported, brings to an end a 14-year lawsuit involving 88 women who formerly worked for Carrols and one current female employee . The company, which owns and operates more than 520 Burger King locations, denies guilt, citing legal costs as the reason for settling. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that employees harassed women by making obscene comments, exposing their genitalia and subjecting the women to strip searches, unwanted touching and even rape, The Examiner reported.
December 24, 2012 |
Burger King Worldwide is making its second foray into France, attempting to endear its Whopper sandwich to a country known for its foie gras, fine wines and general culinary excellence. The chain opened a branch Saturday at the Marseille airport -- its first Gallic pit stop since pulling nearly 40 mostly unprofitable locations from the nation in 1997 (hat tip to the Associated Press). This time, Burger King paired up with Autogrill Group, which runs about 900 eateries in highways, airports, railway stations and shopping centers in more than a dozen countries.
December 4, 2012 |
A certain subset of McDonald's fans is gearing up for their favorite time of year. No, not Christmas. McRib season. The Golden Arches are bringing back the cult-favorite, limited-time pork sandwich this month, according to the company's website , which teases that “the fun returns December 17.” Some markets in the U.S. will launch the promotion early; Los Angeles will follow the national timeline. The sauce-drenched offering is normally sold earlier in the fall. But McDonald's is hoping to match the 9.8% same-store sales surge the chain encountered during last December's unseasonably warm weather, according to a company memo leaked to AdAge.