A brief, annotated guide to the “deals” on National Fast Food Day

Every day is a stinkin’ day now. Let’s pick a date at random: May 12. According to NationalToday.com, May 12 is National Limerick Day and World Migratory Bird Day. How about August 4? National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Mustard Day, and U.S. Coast Guard Birthday. Today is International Day For Tolerance,…

Burger King says former employee’s cockroach-in-burger claim is a Whopper of a tale

Last week, Joseph Carney of Kingston, New York bought some Burger King. Upon opening his Philly King burger, he says, he discovered an undesirable condiment: a cockroach. Gross! Terrible! Nightmare! But Burger King has something to say on the matter, and it can be summarized thus: “Yeah, that’s a total load of crap,…

A holdout restaurant in Philadelphia won't carry Burger King's Philly Cheese King

So soon after pummeling us with the Nightmare King, Burger King now announces the Philly Cheese King burger, the chain’s riff on a cheesesteak. It offers “a flame-grilled half-pound of beef topped with caramelized onions and American cheese,” as well as a cheese sauce, describes The Philadelphia Inquirer. But look at…

New BK Nightmare King burger may give you bad dreams—possibly via meat overload

Because our waking life apparently isn’t nightmarish enough, Burger King is out to even rob us of the sweet relief of sleep with its latest Halloween concoction, the Nightmare King. The new burger, which consists of “a quarter pound of flame-grilled beef, a white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese,…

“It is a boy bird with crispy chicken tenders from Burger Thing”

Hey, who wants some totally silly marketing news? It’s not a kitten video, but it’s something. Mashable reports that Burger King, perhaps taking its cue from that weird Olive Garden bot, has released a series of ads they claim were written by what Mashable describes as a deep-learning algorithm. They’re calling it all…

Swedish Burger Kings offer “grillsurance” in the event of barbecue ban

It’s been a hot, dry summer in Sweden, dangerously increasing the risk for and occurrence of wildfires. In response, the Swedish government imposed a ban on all outdoor grills and camping kitchens. It’s possible that such a ban could be imposed again next summer, and in response, Burger King has decided to offer the…

Burger King criticizes women's “pink tax,” but won't comment on its own pay equity

It’s 2018, and Burger King is now America’s moral compass. The company has taken a stand on net neutrality, has run an anti-bullying campaign, and gave a terminally ill dog free burgers for life. So it would seem like the burger chain’s latest video calling attention to the “pink tax” (when products marketed to women…

Woman who jumps behind Burger King counter to help cook is The Takeout's Employee of the Month

Customers who stopped by a Burger King in Jacksonville, Florida this week may have caught glimpse of a woman in street clothing who jumped behind the counter and started cooking. This story, according to CBS affiliate with totally badass URL ActionNewsJax.com, quotes a couple who claims a woman tired of waiting in…

Homeless man sues Burger King over that time he spent three months in jail for no damn reason

Oh look, it’s today’s reminder that corporations that do good things can also be supremely awful. An Associated Press report details a lawsuit being brought against Burger King, one of their franchisees, and a cashier at that franchise by Emory Ellis, a black homeless man who spent more than three months in jail for…

What fast food item was unfairly excluded from our top 10 list?

This week saw the launch of Supper Club, The A.V. Club’s new food section. Given the firestorm of debate that greeted food editor Kevin Pang’s list of the 10 best fast food items, we thought the following question only fair: