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Plant-Based Impossible Whoppers Are Coming To Burger King Locations Nationwide

Burger King is less than a month into testing their new plant-based Impossible Whopper. It’s gone so well, apparently, that they’ve already decided to begin revealing plans to bring the vegan meat patty to all of their locations nationwide.

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While Burger King has yet to reveal any numbers in regards to the test, they did note that the Impossible Whoppers are doing “exceedingly well” in a statement. “Burger King Restaurants in St Louis are showing encouraging results and Impossible Whopper sales are complementing traditional Whopper purchases,” it reads, confirming plans to extend the test to other markets in the near future. By the end of 2019, Burger King hopes to have completed a nationwide rollout of the plant-based meat.

This rollout would be the largest yet for Impossible Foods, who currently has its “bleeding” burger substitute available in over 5,000 locations globally. Adding Burger King’s US locations to that list effectively doubles it, as the chain has over 6,000 locations nationwide.

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Petite Competitive Eater Crushes 360 Chicken Nuggets In One Sitting

How many chicken nuggets could you crush in one sitting? For me, that number stands at 40 nuggets in a single go. (We don’t talk about that night.)

Competitive eater Molly Schuyler, though, just blew everyone else’s personal records out of the water. During a Twitch livestream of the Foodbeast Challenger League, the world’s top-ranked female eater cruised her way through 360 Burger King nuggets in a single sitting. That’s 11.5 pounds of fried chicken, or 15,300 calories, for those counting.

For context, the previous mark using the same chain’s nuggets we could find was set by Darron Eats on YouTube, who ate 300 in roughly 50 minutes. Schuyler ate 60 more than he did, finishing in 1 hour, 14 minutes, and 33 seconds.

Schuyler was honestly unfazed by the amount of nuggets, and probably could have eaten a lot more. The tougher obstacle was the texture of the nuggets, which got hard fast once they went cold. A combination of dunking them in water and drowning them in ketchup helped her grind through all 360 nuggets. Had they all stayed warm, it’s anybody’s guess as to how many more she could have taken down.

This wasn’t the only eating feat set on the Twitch livestream. During it, competitive eater “Killer” Dan Kennedy muscled his way through a whopping 54 Winchell’s Donuts, while Naader “FreakEating” Reda downed 100 Mother’s Cookies with a gallon of milk.

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Impossible Whoppers Are Starting To Arrive At Burger King, No Joke

While it may be April Fool’s day, it’s no joke that the plant-based movement has widely taken over fast food. The latest chain to join the hype train is Burger King, who’s teaming up with Impossible Foods to make a meat-free version of their iconic Whopper.

Starting April 1st, Burger King’s first test of the Impossible Whopper will be rolling out in St. Louis, Missouri. 59 different locations in the area will offer up the plant-based take on BK’s signature burger. The flame grilled Impossible Patty will be served in standard Whopper style, with mayo, lettuce, tomato, white onions, pickles, and ketchup.

The Impossible Whopper will not be vegan by nature, however, since it contains mayonnaise as part of the build. Since the bun is vegan (based on Burger King’s website), however, you can get an entirely vegan version simply by removing the mayo.

For those wondering if there’s an actual April Fool’s joke here, the appearance of the Impossible Whopper is 100% happening. What may be considered a “prank,” though, is when those who order one of these burgers get tricked into believing it’s actually beef.

There’s no current timetable for how long the Impossible Whopper will be around in St. Louis. Hopefully, though, it does well enough to merit a nationwide launch in the near future.

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Burger King Just Launched The ‘MoviePass Of Coffee’ For $5 A Month

Burger King is launching what you could call the “MoviePass of Coffee,” a disruptive new subscription program that takes the fast food value menu wars to a whole new level.

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For $5 per month, you can get a small cup of hot coffee at any participating Burger King location at any time of the day. All you have to do is sign up for the offer on Burger King’s app, and open the app daily to get your coffee fix.

To put that amount of cost savings into context, the average American paid $2.70 for a cup of coffee in 2015, and a current tall drip coffee at Starbucks is just around $2. With Burger King’s subscription program, you would pay 17 cents per cup, translating to over a 90 percent drop in price.

In terms of caveats, there seem to be very few with the subscription model. The limitations are that you can only use this to redeem on small hot coffees (no specialty or iced beverages), and that freebies don’t carry over to the next day if you don’t use it. There’s no forfeit for not getting coffee every day, however.

With this new program, Burger King just vaulted itself to the top of the coffee value menu game, since their cost just became significantly lower than the Starbucks Reward program or McDonald’s McCafe and Dollar Menu offerings. It’s pretty similar to what MoviePass did with movies, but doesn’t have the issues MoviePass had with theatres refusing to accept it.

The strategy itself is pretty genius on Burger King’s end. By alluring people to come on a regular basis for their hot coffee, it entices new customers to buy other items on their menu, whether it be breakfast or lunch time. Thus, the big success here will come if BK generates sales on secondary items, but the instance somebody like McDonald’s does this for a lower price, competition will get fierce.

Considering how fast AMC and other rival movie chains came out with similar subscription models, it should only be a matter of time before other chains follow Burger King’s lead. Whether that’s a good thing for a coffee industry struggling to find space to grow more beans remains to be seen.

 

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Burger King’s Whoppers Cost 1 Cent If You Order Them At McDonald’s

Burger King is closing out the year with a pretty savvy Whopper promotion, all while taking a quick shot at rival burger chain McDonald’s. Hey, all in good fun, right?

Fans of BK will now be able to purchase their iconic Whopper burger for a penny. Here’s the catch: you have to be inside a McDonald’s to do so.

According to the brand, users of the app will be able to unlock a 1-cent Whopper promotion if they are within 600 feet of a McDonald’s location. Once they order their burger, they can head to the nearest Burger King spot and pick it up.

Here’s how to do it in 4 steps

  1. Download the Burger King app on your phone
  2. Head to a McDonald’s
  3. Order the Whopper in-app for 1-cent
  4. Pick up your Whopper at the nearest Burger King location

Seems pretty easy.

For those hoping to get 1,000 Whoppers for $10, it seems you can only activate this deal once through the app. Still, getting a Whopper for the price of a copper coin we could easily find on the ground sounds like a pretty solid bargain.

Wouldn’t mind ordering some breakfast sandwiches at McDonald’s while we’re there anyways.

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Fast Food

Burger King’s New Green Burger Is Aptly Called ‘The Nightmare King’

Halloween is less than two weeks away and Burger King is adding a little fuel to your spooky fast food nightmares.

Called the Nightmare King, their new burger combines a quarter-pound of beef with a crispy fried chicken filet, melted American cheese, thick-cut bacon, mayonnaise, and onions served between a glazed green sesame seed bun.

The green bun is a nice touch to keep in line with the haunting aesthetic, though some charcoal or squid ink mayonnaise would have really brought everything together. Still, fried chicken and beef on a burger without having to hack the menu? Sign me up.

Those curious to try this ghastly burger can find it at participating Burger King locations on Oct. 22 through Nov. 1. Wouldn’t mind pairing this with about 50 chicken nuggets as I rewatch Rosemary’s Baby this Halloween.

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Study Names Burger King Fastest Drive-Thru Chain In The U.S.

When we think of drive-thrus, we usually think of pulling into a line, ordering, and getting out with our meal within a couple of minutes. Speed has been the name of the game and why fast food is so popular, but while a new study suggests that perceived speed is not what it used to be, there are some restaurants that still excel when it comes to getting your food as quickly as possible.

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According to a study by QSR Magazine, Burger King is the fastest drive-thru chain in the country in 2018, with customers waiting about 3 minutes and 13 seconds from pull-up to exit. Following BK on the list, in order, were Dunkin’, KFC, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Arby’s, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Chick-fil-A, and McDonald’s.

Overall, the average chain has a speed of 3 minutes and 54 seconds, which is actually a 9-second increase from last year. It indicates that drive-thrus are overall getting slower, but that could be more representative of fast food’s evolution in recent years.

Study authors noted that an increased focus on customer satisfaction and the technologies behind it has led to a decrease in speed of service. However, guests don’t seem to mind as much if the food and service are both solid, as places like Chick-fil-A enjoy plenty of sales volume despite a wait time of 4 minutes and 20 seconds on average.

Speed is still important to both the customers and the brands, though, and modern technologies are being explored to try to improve both quickness and service quality at the same time. Mobile ordering, artificial intelligence, and digital menu boards are some of the things companies are looking at.

For now, though, you can rest assured knowing that chains are still pretty fast, as even McDonald’s was under the 5-minute mark for speed. If you want the quickest drive-thru order you can get right now, though, Burger King seems like your best bet.

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Burger King Is Offering Up 100 Chicken Nuggets For $10 Via Postmates

Burger King is offering up one of the largest nuggets orders in fast food at an absolute bargain. This week, they’ve got a deal running that’ll get you 100 of them for a cool ten bucks.

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Starting October 11th, you’ll be able to score the deal when ordering from Burger King on Postmates. It also comes with free delivery, guaranteeing that you are paying the $10 for 100 and nothing more. Use the code “NUGGS” at checkout to get the delivery discount.

Burger King is using the 100 nuggets deal as a way to promote their newest nuggets price slash. At stores nationwide at the same time, the cost of 10 nuggets will drop to just a dollar.

While the entire nation will get the dollar nuggets pricing, only three cities will be able to score the Postmates deal: Los Angeles, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. The nationwide discount is permanent, though, whereas the 100 nuggets delivery will only go through midnight on October 14th.

Still, anyone nationwide can get the 100 nuggets for $10, even if they’re not in one of the three cities getting the Postmates treatment. You just have to ask for 100 nuggets when rolling through a Burger King, as it’ll end up being the same price.