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Burger King urges customers to ‘order from McDonald’s’

Burger King urges customers to ‘order from McDonald’s’ claiming restaurants with ‘thousands of staff really need support right now’ as UK heads into second lockdown

  • Burger King has shocked fans by telling customers to ‘order from McDonald’s’
  • Also encouraged fans to buy from Greggs, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway and Leon
  • Added ‘restaurants employing thousands of staff really need your support at the moment’

Burger King has shocked fans by telling customers to ‘order from McDonald’s’ as the chain offered a dire warning for hospitality industry ahead of the UK’s second lockdown.

The UK branch of the US chain, which is worth an estimated £5.5bn, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter asking people to buy from  KFC, Leon, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Subway and Greggs as ‘thousands of jobs depend on it’.

The tweet has seen more than ten thousand replies, with many branding the store ‘classy’ while others instead suggested supporting small businesses and local independent restaurants rather than multinational chains.   

Burger King has shocked fans by telling customers to ‘order from McDonads’ as the chain offered a dire warning for hospitality industry ahead of the UK’s second lockdown

Taking to Twitter Burger King wrote:  ‘Order From McDonald’s. 

‘We never thought we’d be asking you to do this.  

‘Just like we never thought we’d be encouraging you to order from KFC, Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Five Guys, Greggs, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Leon… or any of the other independent food outlets, too numerous to mention here.

‘In short, from any of our sister food chains (fast or not so fast). 

‘We never thought we’d but the restaurants employing thousands of staff really need your support at the moment. 

The chain, which is worth an estimated $5.5bn, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter asking people to buy from KFC, Pizza Hut, Subways and Greggs as 'thousands of jobs depend on it'

The chain, which is worth an estimated $5.5bn, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter asking people to buy from KFC, Pizza Hut, Subways and Greggs as ‘thousands of jobs depend on it’ 

‘So, if you want to help, keep treating yourself to tasty meals through home delivery, takeaway or drive thru.

‘Getting a Whopper is always best, but ordering a Big Mac is also not such a bad thing.

They followed up with a tweet urging customers to support other burger restaurants.  

‘Special mention to our fellow burger joints @pattyandbunjoe @honestburgers @ByronBurgersUK @gbkburgers @MEATLiquor @BlackBearBurger @DipFlippo @NeatBurger_ @TwistedBurgerCo @SolitaNQ @MacandWild’  

Twitter users had a mixed reaction to the tweet, with some enjoying the support while others pointed out small businesses suffer the most.

Twitter users had a mixed reaction to the tweet, with some enjoying the support while others pointed out small businesses suffer the most.

During the first lockdown in March, restaurants including McDonald’s and Burger King closed, and were allowed to reopen in July. 

Under the new restrictions, which come into force at midnight on Thursday, hospitality venues are able to provide takeaway and delivery services, but won’t be able to deliver alcohol.        

Twitter users had a mixed reaction to the tweet, with some enjoying the support while others pointed out small businesses suffer the most. 

‘Yeah the whole point of that is to support SMALL businesses. all those conglomerates are doing justttt fine,’ said one.

‘Thank you company for your incredibly heartfelt and sincere comment that isn’t totally an obvious ploy at increasing goodwill through an empty gesture by planting the seed that BK doesn’t completely suck,’ added another. 

‘Pure class. Hope your store staff, social team etc. all manage to pull through,’ said third.

 ‘I’ve always liked Burger King and stuff like this makes me respect you and your brand even more! I wish more companies would be like you,’ a fourth commented. 

‘Haven’t had a Burger King in some time. I know what I’m getting this weekend. Whopper!’ commented another.  



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