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Burger King Corporation

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The NFL's Tourist's Guide to NY and NJ Includes a Rest Stop on the Jersey Turnpike in its Top 5 Attractions

    Some 400,000 tourists are expected to descend on New York City and parts of New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. If you are one of them, you probably have some time to kill before Sunday, and the NFL, at your service, has created a Snow Fall-quality flash website to guide you through this concrete jung ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fast Food Workers Are Walking off the Job in 50 Cities Today, Including New York

    Strike actions and rallies will dot the city today as fast food workers' frustrations will too-low wages and lack of collective bargaining rights come to a head. Fast food employees in 50 cities, including New York, will take to the streets for increases in pay and the right to organize unions witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Burger King Hacked!

    Yesteday around 11 a.m., the Burger King Twitter account was apparently hacked. Reports Yahoo!News, the Burger King logo was swapped for a McDonald's logo, and a string of sometimes-obscene messages issued forth.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Get Your Pumpkin Burger At Burger King... In Japan

    Pumpkin is all the rage these days and Burger King is taking advantage of that. As usual, this product cannot be found in the United States. It will be sold in Japan. The pumpkin-shaped burger will feature two slices of kabocha (a Japanese pumpkin), bacon, lettuce, a beef patty, and a creamy nut sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    See A Giant Gumball Machine Filled With Cupcakes

    [See More Edible News: Restaurants Are Watching You | Burger King's Limited-Addition Chicken Menu for the Fall] Los Angeles may have a cupcake ATM machine, but New York is about to take the cupcake dispensing business up a notch with a six foot gumball machine that dispenses cupcakes. Cult bakery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Burger King's Limited Addition Chicken Menu For The Fall

    Burger King is introducing a bunch of new chicken dishes for a limited edition menu in the fall. It's the largest chicken menu rollout in the company's history. The menu includes the chicken parmesan sandwich composed of "tangy marinara, melted mozzarella and parmesan," as well as popcorn chicken w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King Promises to Stop Use of Caged Pigs and Hens

    Following in McDonald's footsteps, Burger King has announced that it will only serve pork from suppliers who have banned gestation crates, and cage-free eggs in its restaurants nationwide. Burger King is now the only fast food restaurant that has committed to selling cage-free products.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Green Ketchup for St. Patrick's Day, Burger King?

    There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Drinking excessive amounts of whiskey, jumping into a green river, dressing up as a leprechaun are just a few things that come to mind. Burger King has yet another idea: delighting in free fries and green ketchup like a 5-year-old. This weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Burger King's New French Fries: A Review

    ​The brand new fries at Burger King have been rolled out. Burger King has made a big fuss over its new fries, the first reformulation of that product since 1998, when the extra crispy and starchy fries were introduced. This time around, the fries are thicker, for the purpose of extra heat r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Royal Wedding Products Abound in the U.K.; Mark Ruffalo Rallies to Save Water

    ​In Asia, higher food prices are leading to greater company valuations and, in turn, mergers and acquisitions, which are sure to take their toll on global agribusiness. [Wall Street Journal] Why are food prices still soaring? The rising cost of fuel, civil unrest, possible climate change, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Brad Pitt and Other Celebs Shilled for Food Before They Were Famous

    George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    End of a Raunchy Era? Burger King Drops the Ad Agency Responsible for Bad Blow-Up Doll Burger Porn and Whopper Freakout

    The ad that blew up in BK's face.​It's been a rough couple of years for Burger King. With McDonald's and Subway vying for fast-food world domination, BK has been left struggling to overcome sliding sales and falling market share. The chain's latest attempt to reverse the trend, according to Na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Burger King Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse — Reinventing Meatloaf

    ​Though the bun displays more buoyancy, the BK Jalapeno & Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse resembles a standard burger -- minus the pickles and onions. For the last couple of decades, to make their products seem more "natural," fast-food franchises have shunned fillers and chemical additives. Befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Fast Food Chains to Redouble Efforts to Fatten Americans in 2011

    Victoria BekiempisDunkin's sausage pancake bites: part of a growing arsenal.​Donna Simpson, New Jersey's most famous fat lady, used Thanksgiving to remind America that she is still committed to one day weighing 1,000 pounds. And thanks to some recent menu updates, she'll be getting plenty of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Noted.

    ​ Spotted in the window of a Burger King in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and filed under "Adding Insult to Injury." [Thanks to Jen Doll] Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to fork@villagevoice.com.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Death Match: Burger King Breakfast Bowl vs. McDonald's Angus Deluxe Snack Wrap

    ​Coming at you: the McDonald's Angus Deluxe Snack Wrap Few things are as relentlessly flogged on TV as the new product roll-outs of fast-food chains. We've been exposed to two in particular over the last few months: the BK Breakfast Bowl and McDonald's Snack Wraps.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Dear Rest-of-America: Take This Map, It's Why You're Wrong About the "Ground Zero Mosque"

    ​According to a recent Siena Research Institute poll, 50% of New Yorkers think that the "Ground Zero Mosque" will promote racial and religious tolerance. Yet: 68% of Americans oppose it, despite the endorsements of New York City's mayor and the President of the United States of America. But th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Alain Ducasse and Others Go Veggie; Burger King Launches Breakfast for Tykes

    ​Alain Ducasse is one of several top chefs who are turning their attentions to vegetables, even offering haute veggie tasting menus. [Wall Street Journal] McDonald's posted a 12 percent gain in its second quarter thanks, in part, to its new smoothies and frappes. [Bloomberg] Burger King is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Copenhagen's Noma Named Best Restaurant in the World; Amtrak Tests Beef-Powered Train

    ​Noma in Copenhagen finally topped El Bulli as the best restaurant in the world at the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants reception, held last night in London. Daniel jumped 33 spots to no. 8, Per Se dropped four spots to no. 10, and Le Bernardin stayed at a comfortable no. 15. [Bloombe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Fake Heirlooms Rile Tomato Purists; Burger King Does... Brunch?

    ​In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Burger King Responds to the Ad Driving the Mental Health Community Crazy: "We Respect All Our Guests." (Even the Crazies.)

    Crazy for you, Steakhouse.​In this era of sagging fast-food sales and campaigns to RetireRonald.com, burger chains aren't having the easiest of times these days. Burger King is getting its turn to squirm this week with backlash against its ad for the new Steakhouse burger priced at the insanel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Tweeting Chefs Are Tricky; More Salami Recalled

    ​Rhode Island-based Daniele International is expanding its recall of salami products due to possible salmonella contamination. Another 115,000 pounds of salami is being recalled following 1 million pounds recalled last month. [AP] Burger King plans to enter the coffee wars by selling Starbuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Attention, Ladies: Burger King, Like a Bad Boyfriend, Wants You Back

    Burger King wants women to swallow its new party line.​Just in time for Valentines Day, Burger King has decided it wants to win back the women it so methodically alienated with "seven incher" blow-jobs and almost-naked ladies singing in the shower. According to Advertising Age, the chain is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Serious Eats Looks Back at the Year's Burger Trends

    pointnshoot/flickrBurger? Trend? You be the judge.​Throw another year-end listicle on the campfire: Serious Eats has decided to take a Russian doll approach to cataloging the trends of the past 12 months by deeming the burger trend worthy of its own top 10 (or more specifically, top 7) list. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Beef! Finally Gives the World a Magazine for Dudes Who Cook

    ​ Among the other things we can now thank Germany for is Beef!, a food magazine geared towards the XY set. A new publication from Gruner Jahr, it's kind of like what would happen if Maxim and GQ got hungry and fired up a big, testosterone-fueled grill. And it shouldn't be confused with BEEF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Cadbury Workers Mount Anti-Kraft Protest; Spain Gets a Molecular Cooking School

    ​Major fast-food chains are rolling out new cheaper menu options. McDonald's will start a Dollar Breakfast Menu in January; Burger King is touting its $1 double cheeseburgers; and Taco Bell is gearing up for its 89-cent Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and, later, the Five Bucks Box with four food items ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Yum, Art: Brooklyn Art Collective Gets Inspired by Patties & Buns

    Elizabeth Jones/Eat Me Daily​ Broooklyn artist collective, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, has a burger-filled installation at Art Basel Miami Beach. The fake burgers are made with real buns from Burger King, and sit next to a video of Andy Warhol eating a slider.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Big Mac vs. The Whopper

    ​ One bag telegraphs purity, the other an earthy earnestness. Which will win? Could it be a tie? And why do they insist on calling them "sandwiches"? The Big Mac was born in 1968, when a burger modeled on the Big Boy invented by a Pittsburgh franchisee was nationalized. It has been the flagsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Burger King Revamps, Beefs Up Image

    Pat Sullivan/APAt the Burger King of the future, you will sit in red chairs.​No longer content to wallow in the crowded fast-food gutter, Burger King is moving on up to the fast-casual realm, at least on the surface. The corporation announced today that it's planning a massive image overhaul o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Food Network to Go Global; Daniel Joins Michelin Three-Star Club

    ​A group of food corps is launching the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a national, multi-year campaign to help reduce obesity -- especially childhood obesity -- by 2015. [PR Newsire] A study reveals that customers at fast-food chains, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and KFC, ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 28, 2009

    Club Kids Take Over Dunkin' Donuts!

    Cazwell's 20-minute bashes.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Mickey D's Gets a New Burger; Dunkin' Donuts Halts Dunkaccino Sales

    McDonald's has a new burger on the menu, the first new permanent item since 2001. The Angus Third Pounder--which comes in Deluxe with American cheese, lettuce, and tomato; Bacon & Cheese; and Mushroom & Swiss varieties--seems to be competing with Burger King's Steakhouse Burger and other beefier bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    The Botanical Gardens Get Foodie & "What's Up with These Dumb, Pornographic Fast Food Ads?"

    The New York Botanical Garden is embracing the fresh food movement this summer with its new Edible Garden program, which will feature such temporary exhibitions as "Tropical Fruits, Roots and Shoots." Martha Stewart helped the Botanical Garden revamp its herb garden, which now includes a variety of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    The Scent of a Man, Brought to You By Burger King

    WTF? Burger King has launched a cologne called "Flame" in the UK that's supposed to be inspired by the smell of grilled meat. A spokesperson said, "It's a very manly smell. It's a real change from the his-and-hers type scents. It's well known that certain foods can increase your libido. Flame has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Organic Farmers Suffer Losses; Prisoners Excercise Their Green Thumbs

    Organic farmers are feeling the sting of the organic food trend slowing. Dairy farmers, especially, are suffering, and many have been told to cut milk production by up to 20 percent. The slowdown, combined with the high cost of transporting organic feed from the Midwest has caused 32 dairy farms in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Mickey D's Making Customers Happy & The Latest Food Safety Scare? Cantaloupes!

    Grilling enthusiasts need not skimp on the steak this summer. Bargain cuts include hanger, flatiron, flank, flap, tri-tip, skirt, chuck eye, chuck shoulder and top sirloin. So, what's the key to the perfect steak? Patience: let it sit before you put it on the grill and after. [Washington Post] A po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Attention Fatties: Don't Wear Slimming Things!

    I just saw a plus-sized woman in a restaurant and it was clear that she was wearing a solid black tent dress because it's supposed to be marvelously slimming. And it's true, a loose-fitting black shmatte generally does make you look like a bit less of a whale. But that ultimately didn't work for me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    To stay competitive, pizza chains are offering digital ways to order pies. You can order Domino's over TiVo, Pizza Hut on Facebook, Papa John's via text message; and Uno's online. You can also just pickup the phone and/or get a better pizza elsewhere. [The Wall Street Journal] G. Franco Romagnoli ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Red Menace: The Tomato Salmonella Outbreak

    There is a crisis in New York City. No, it's not the heat. (If you're a Post reader, we broke yesterday's record temp of 97, set in 1933. If you read the Daily News, we fell one degree short.) It's not the Dirty Tricks Scandal or that the iPhone is going to be faster and cheaper. The crisis of epic ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2008

    NYPD Inaction Over a Missing Black Woman Found Dead Sparks a Historic Racial-Bias Lawsuit

    Police blew off the story of a young black woman who vanished. She was tortured and murdered. Now, a court ruling has reopened the case on bias grounds.

  • Music

    May 8, 2007
  • NYC Life

    January 24, 2006

    For the Birds

    Burger King demolishes chicken as we know it

  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005

    Hug This Virus

    Paper towel paramour: web's latest click-fest slips us the soft message via syrupy shorts

  • News

    October 5, 2004
  • Film

    July 6, 2004

    Moods for Moderns

    Video art to video games: Channeling game-boy thrills, secret shames, and wartime woes

  • News

    December 26, 2000

    Is Jesse for Sale?

    Jackson-Watchers Claim Wall Street Contributors Arranged His Phone Call to Bush

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Fast-Food Politics

    Jesse Jackson–Al Sharpton Beef Over Burger King Boycott

  • Music

    May 11, 1999

    Sugar High

    Have It Your Way

  • News

    March 9, 1999

    Monitor Madness!

    Flashing, Pulsing Screens Invade New York

  • Film

    December 8, 1998
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