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May 31, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Wouldn't it be great to just walk around with a burger in your face at all times, without the stress of actually having to hold it? If you can't find the strength it takes to bring a burger to your lips, Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder is here to help. To celebrate its 50th anniversary in Puerto Rico, the fast-food chain gave away 50 hands-free Whopper holders, reported Fox News. The holders went to the members of the Burger King loyalty program with the 50 highest scores.
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May 25, 2013 | By Fox 40
Two armed suspects robbed a Burger King on Thursday in Stockton. But when they got to the parking lot, they discovered one of the robbery victims -- a Burger King employee --had driven away in their getaway car , police said. According to Stockton police, the Burger King employee took the suspects' car and drove it around the block, out of sight, while the robbery was happening. Police arrested the alleged robbers -- identified as 23-year-old Jeremy Lovitt and 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzales -- in a nearby field after they fled on foot.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
You can have almost anything delivered to your door. If you're craving pizza and wings with breadsticks at midnight, that's easy. Fresh sushi? Done. You can even order an entire week's worth of groceries. And the next time you need a Whopper, you can have Burger King deliver too -- if you live in Glendale. A Burger King franchise location in Glendale is piloting a new delivery program for the fast-food brand. Franchise owner Bob Stevens, who owns eight Burger King locations, began taking delivery orders at his store on North Central Avenue on April 9. Stevens' location is the first in California to deliver.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
McDonald's Dollar Menu has failed to perk up the fast food giant's sales, but executives are determined to push its value deals -- even in the face of a public that increasingly is lining up over at Chipotle and Panera. "Your stomach is empty -- and so is your wallet. "  It's not a particularly mouthwatering appeal, but McDonald's makes its point.  For a buck each, you can get a McDouble burger, a McChicken sandwich, a side salad, a Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait and other McDonald's staples.    Burger King tests delivery service Still, as the Associated Press reports, the Dollar Menu failed to lift sales in the first quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
A bomb scare closed streets in the heart of Beverly Hills for a short time on Friday. According to the Beverly Hills police, a bomb threat was called in at a Rite Aid drugstore on Canon Drive. Police closed numerous streets in the area as they investigated around noon. By 12:50 p.m., police determined there was no bomb and began reopening streets. ALSO: Man found in shallow grave died from blow to head, coroner says Businessman accused of using doctors' investments on cars, boats Burger King at your door?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
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.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
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.
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
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.
NEWS
February 18, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
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.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
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!"
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