Big Mac and Whopper, together at last?

27 August 2015

Burger King and McDonald's have been at each other's throats for years, but now, in 2015, there's an olive branch. Burger King has decided that they want to make peace with Maccies for one day only.

They want to "settle the beef" by combining their flagship burgers – the Whopper and the Big Mac – into the McWhopper.

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This burger would be flogged at pop-up shops in Atlanta, which is the midway point between the headquaters of the two companies (which are Chicago and Miami if you must know).

Burger King made the offer via full-page adverts in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, and the want this to happen on the 21st September - the UN International Day of Peace. All proceeds to go to charity, natch. That said, customers won't be asked to cough-up money, rather, they'll be asked to sign one of the mats you get on the tray, making a peace declaration with someone.

The peace will even go down to the staff uniforms and takeaway bags.

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In a proposal to McDonald's, Burger King said: "All these ingredients come together to build the burger some said would never happen. Some say the same thing about world peace."

"Let's prove them wrong on Peace Day. Everything in our proposal is up for discussion, from the name right through to the packaging. The only thing we can't change is the date, so let's talk soon."

TOPICS:   Cool Stuff   High Street News

1 comment

  • OlPeculier
    Erm, except it won't. This is from McD's Facebook page, posted yesterday lunchtime. Dear Burger King, Inspiration for a good cause... great idea. We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference. We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort? And every day, let's acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war. We’ll be in touch. -Steve, McDonald’s CEO P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.

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