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10 Mind-Blowing Facts about Burger King

The King Of Burgers

Did you know that Burger King was once called “Insta-Burger King?” That was long before Instagram came along, but perhaps it would be a great thing to bring back in the days where Instagram rules the world! But that’s not the only mind-blowing thing to know about Burger King, here are 10 more:

Going to Australia? Look for a Hungry Jacks

If you’re craving a Whopper when in Australia, you aren’t going to find a Burger King anywhere. But you aren’t out of luck! In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jacks. The two are the same thing – so you can still get your Whopper!

Burger King has a suicide burger

Most fast-food chains have a secret menu, and on Burger King’s secret menu you can find the suicide burger. Named for good reason, this burger is over 800 calories and is loaded with 4 patties, 4 cheese slices, extra bacon, and extra sauce.

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There’s a Crown Gold Card

If you’re one of the lucky ones who has a Crown Gold Card, you’re entitled to an endless supply of burgers and fries – forever. Unfortunately, unless you’re a celebrity, you probably won’t be getting your hands on one of these. Some of the celebrities that do have one? George Lucas, Robert Downey Jr, and Jay Leno.

Burger King’s Campaign was banished by Facebook

In 2009, Burger King created a Facebook campaign known as the “Whopper Sacrifice”. In order to receive a free burger, users were encouraged to delete 10 people from their Facebook, leaving the message that they were “worth less than one-tenth of a Whopper”. Facebook took huge offence to this and shut down the campaign immediately.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is not allowed at McDonald’s ever again

Burger King is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants

Okay, but what does this have to do with Burger King? In 1981, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in a commercial that outright stated A Burger King burger was better than a Mcdonald’s burger. She’s been banned from the franchise ever since.

Burger King was inspired by McDonald’s.

Okay, so this isn’t really surprising, but yes, Burger King was inspired by McDonald’s. After the founders took notice of the large demand for fast food burgers, they decided to open their own competitor burger joint.

Burger King is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants
Burger King is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants

Burger King has a sauna

Ever dream of eating your Whopper in a sauna? Well in Helsinki, you can! Burger King in Helsinki comes along with its own sauna – proving just how much Finnish people love their spas!

Pilsbury once owned Burger King

In 1967, Pilsbury bought out Burger King. They owned it until 1989. Today, Burger King is owned by Restaurant Brands International, who also owns Tim Hortons and Popeyes.

You can smell like a beef burger

Most people try to hide the smell of burgers on their breath, but others run towards it. And if you want to smell like a beef burger all day long, you can – with Burger King’s one and only “Flame” cologne – scented just like flame-grilled beef. Come get ’em ladies!

Burger King is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants
Burger King is an American multinational chain of hamburger fast food restaurants

Burger King had a massive toy recall

In 1999, Burger King had a massive toy recall after a young girl choked on a Pokemon toy. The choking was the first toy-related death at Burger King and resulted in a very expensive recall.

And if you’re ordering Burger King on Halloween, don’t forget to order the Nightmare Burger for a shocking burger surprise!