In the UK we’re no strangers to the world of fast food with “Drive-thru” restaurants popping up on practically every corner, and the government constantly trying to push healthy school meals. Not to mention we were statistically the 5th “fattest” county in Europe in 2013. While our meal sizes are smaller in comparison to countries like America (Their small McDonalds meals are equal to our large ones) that doesn’t stop us from indulging ourselves once in a while.
“Would you like a side of fries with that?”
“Would you like to upgrade to a larger side order?”
“Did you know you can go large for just 30p?”
These are standard questions at any fast food restaurant these days. But what would you say, if your server asked if you’d “like a stone of fries with that?” You’d probably look at them as if they were insane.
More recently Burger King have announced their BiKing promotion. Their play on words is meant to be synonymous with “Viking” with Japanese people obviously pronouncing their V’s as B’s. In this promotion the company are offering all you can eat Whopper burgers. All you have to do is consume your burger, go back to the counter with your empty wrapper, and they’ll give you a new one! Obviously there are rules to stop cheaters. You’re not allowed to palm the Whoppers into your bag, or have your friend help you eat, anyone caught doing this will be refused service. Oh, there is also a 30 minute time limit, so think again if you planned on eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the BK lounge.