Subject:

Burger King Corporation

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Just a PR Stunt

    Last Sunday Chipotle's Twitter account, @ChipotleTweets, seemed to be going haywire. It looked like a hack: In February, a jokester got into Burger King's account and transformed it into McDonald's. Embarrassing, sure, but Burger King gained more than 30,000 followers because of it. So, a hack isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Taste Test: Hardee's Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich Challenges Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet

    Last week's edition of Fight Club Sandwich pitted two fast-food chains' "premium" fish sandwiches against one another, as Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich took on Burger King's Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich. Having declared Wendy's the victor, Gut Check figured we'd performed our fishly obligati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Taste Test: Burger King Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich vs. Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich

    Be honest: The last thing you're thinking about when you go to a fast-food restaurant is "fish sandwich." However, when Lent rolls around, it's a valid thing to consider, especially if you're giving up red meat until Easter. Some fast-food chains pounce on this opportunity and feature fish on their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    15 Presidential Debate Dinner Ideas Inspired By Obama and Romney Campaign Spending

    Last week Politico broke down information from a recent review of Federal Election Commission reports detailing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's campaign spending. It contains everything from office supplies and gas expenses to which hotels and restaurants the respective campaigns patronize most often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Mariah Carey, No Doubt The Latest Victims Of Inexplicable NFL Counter-Programming

    Disclosure: I like both No Doubt and football, and after I used Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" to make a 90s-pop-related point I couldn't stop listening to it. I think this puts me in a unique position to say that the NFL's continued attempts to attract a non-traditional audience by tossing female po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    50 Ounces of 7-Eleven Double Gulp Is Still a Lot of Double Gulp

    Shocking news from the fountain-soda beat: 7-Eleven has reduced the capacity of its Double Gulp from 64 ounces to a mere 50. Is 7-Eleven taking a stand in the contentious debate about obesity in America? Nope. Seems the 64-ounce Double Gulp was just too damn big for the average vehicle's cup-holde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Burger King Goes Cage-Free, Man Makes McDonald's Mummy

    Oh, Burger King. For many years Gut Check called you the perpetual fast-food bridesmaid because your Jan Brady burgers could never catch up to McDonald's Marcia. Then earlier this year Wendy's passed you to become the No. 2 fast-food chain. What to do, BK? What to do? Own the animal-welfare issue. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Review Preview: "Better" Burgers

    ​This week, I look at four of the so-called "better burger" joints to have opened in St. Louis over the past several months: Christy's Hamburgers (14560 Manchester Road, Winchester; 636-527-4737), Dave & Tony's Premium Burger Joint (12766 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-439-5100), Jim H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    New Vietnamese Restaurant for South Grand

    ​I reported on Monday that a new restaurant called Wut a Steak is slated for the former Mama Pho Vietnamese Restaurant space at 3737 South Grand Boulevard. In the comments section of that post, a couple of readers informed me that a sign is up at the former Burger King space at 3863 South Grand an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Demolished: Five St. Louis Restaurants That Are No More

    Laura Ann MillerDel Taco: Set to join Noah's Ark and the Parkmoor?​We're all abuzz about the possible demolition of the Googie-style Del Taco on Grand, enough to merit Facebook pages and news stories about how outraged -- outraged! -- we are as a city. Were we equally outraged when these othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Send Out the Clowns? 10 Potential Replacements for Ronald McDonald

    Image via​This week, a letter signed by some 550 health professionals appeared in several major newspapers, urging McDonald's to drop Ronald McDonald as its mascot.McDonald's response? Hell, no.Still, like any successful Fortune 500 company, McDonald's has a contingency plan should circumstances f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Ian Froeba Mr. X Pizza​This week, Ian established a brand new column -- Lunch Bucket List. In it, Gut Check will scope out local lunch specials and give you a full report. The first installation posed the question "Does Mr. X Pizza Hit the Spot?" What else did we do this week? We introduc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Burger King Giving Away 272 Million Chicken Tenders

    There's a lot more where that came from!​Burger King has reformulated its chicken tenders to include actual chicken with a new shape and seasoning for the breading. To promote these new tenders, the perpetual fast-food bridesmaid is mailing coupons good for free four-piece servings. Watch your mai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Burger King to England: Your Women Are Ugly

    Flickr​The U.K.'s all a-flutter with royal wedding fever. And really, who doesn't adore pretty princess-to-be Kate Middleton? She's been honored with a beer bearing her name, a Dunkin' Donut celebrating her nuptials to Diana's kid. She flipped pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and is getting acceptab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Stuff This, Burger King: A Visit to the Wicked Lady Pub

    Ian FroebThe "Wicked Burger" at the Wicked Lady Pub​I was already planning to visit the Wicked Lady Pub (4534 Gravios Avenue; 314-448-1978) to order the "Wicked Burger" when I saw that Katie Moulton had taken a bullet for Gut Check and sampled the new "Jalapeño & Cheddar BK Stuffed Steakhouse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Top 5 Fast Food Frankensteins

    Alllllllrighty, folks! The theme of this post: These foods shouldn't exist.​Creators of the following high-calorie, mixed-metaphor monstrosities flew a little too close to the sun (remember what happened to Prometheus?), and yet their charred and grease-soaked bastard children of Fast Food Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    The Firth King, and Other Acadamy Award-Inspired Fast Food Treats

    In honor of being nominated for Best Actor in his role as stammering King George VI in The King's Speech, fast food-loving Brit Colin Firth will get to create his own sandwich at Burger King if he wins the Academy Award. hollywoodnews.com​ Firth hasn't said what he'll put on his burger if he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Brazilian Investment Firm Buys Burger King

    Image viaBurger King now has an even greater global presence!​Brazilian investment firm 3G will purchase perpetual fast-food bridesmaid Burger King for roughly $4 billion, the New York Times reports. The deal holds some (admittedly tangential) interest for St. Louis.A backer of 3G is Brazilian bil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    My Bread & Butter Now Open on South Grand

    Ian Froeb​Driving down South Grand Boulevard today, I noticed a new restaurant at the southwest corner of the intersection with Keokuk Street: My Bread & Butter. As the awesome sign pictured above shows, My Bread & Butter is open for breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner and serve shrimp, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.20

    Can't eat as much since having weight loss surgery? According to Eater, a Pennsylvania smorgasbord joint is issuing discount cards to patrons who've had gastric bypass procedures. With proof of surgery and a doctor's signature, customers get half-priced all-you-can-eat for the first year and ten per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​This week was all about drive-through dining. While Hardee's added some extra protein to its biscuits & gravy and Burger King announced a brunch menu is in the works, Dunkin' Donuts is now going to sell its swill in Russia. All this just as the KFC Doub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Burger King Experimenting with "Brunch" Menu, Including...Whoppers?

    The Whopper, in its natural habitat​When Hardee's introduced a 1,000-calorie version of its biscuits and gravy with sausage and egg, it wasn't that shocking. That's what Hardee's does. When KFC announced its fried-chicken-as-bun Double Down sandwich, we all gasped in shock, but the result was oddl ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Review Preview: Pearl Café

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week I visit Pearl Café, a Thai restaurant that opened earlier this year at 8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant:The Thai restaurant Pearl Café doesn't hide so much as hunker down -- one more squat, featureless building on a long stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Audio: Woman Calls 911 to Get Her Burger Made Correctly

    Via Burger Club NY comes this audio recording of a 911 call placed by one very upset Burger King customer who couldn't get her Western Cheeseburger made properly. The dispatcher receives approximately 15,000 bonus points for how she handles this. Most people, I imagine, would have sent a deputy to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Word of the Year: Unfriend

    ​The New Oxford American Dictionary is out with its "Word of the Year" for 2009. That term? Unfriend, meaning to remove someone from a social media site, such as Facebook. The New York Times quotes Oxford lexicographer Christine Lindberg as saying unfriend has ''real lex appeal'' for best reflecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11.13

    ​ Missouri's Share the Harvest gets boost from the state to provide donated deer meat to the needy. (St. Louis Business Journal)Burger King owners sue corporation for money-losing promotion. (MSNBC)New Orleans prepares to celebrate the po' boy. (The New York Times)How to act right around cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.21

    ​ Contaminated food recalls, corporate farming horrors, chemical over-saturation, antibiotic-resistant cooties ... America's in a deep food crisis. (Time)Don't bother catching your own fish for dinner, unless you like mercury. (USA Today)Fourthmeal? Fifthmeal? How many meals a day does this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.7

    Nepal faces a severe food shortage. (AFP)Burger King apologizes after a Sunset Hills franchises kicks out a family with a shoeless baby. (AP)From the people who brought you Bacon Salt, it's bacon-flavored lip balm. (Uncrate.com)

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.25

    How about a little news of the offbeat today:Wallabies eat poppies, make crop circles. (Reuters)Lil Jon's wine wins an award. For real. (Baller Status)Has Burger King's new print ad finally gone too far? Does anyone still care? (EW.com)

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 5.12

    The New York Times attempts to sum up all the recent food-safety scares.The EPA bans the pesticide carbofuran. (AP)A man sues Burger King for getting his order wrong and including tomatoes, onions and pickles. (Virginian-Pilot, via Eater)

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 4.16

    More bad news for Maryland crabs: The lack of workers to pick crabs has the industry looking to the prisons. (Baltimore Sun)The battle over artificial sweeteners. (New York Times)Burger King sales plummet. (Bloomberg)

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.14

    A new study finds that Americans pay attention to the news of food recalls -- but don't search their own houses for recalled items. (Reuters)An Iowa company touts a new genetically modified soybean that could produce frying oil with zero transfats. (Des Moines Register)Mexico objects to a Burger Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Lost in the Supermarket: Republica, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and CeCe Peniston, "Finally"

    (Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    This Tuesday, Help Write History

    So you've resigned yourself to spending Inauguration Day here in St. Louis, sitting in front of the tube in your pajamas, sipping a homemade Barack-O-Tini, filling the air with your sighs of regret that you didn't make it to Washington.What happened to that Got Hope/Yes We Can spirit? A few enterpri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.30

    In today's news: More on Mexico and U.S. meat, prosecco and Burger King's meat cologne sells out.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.22

    In today's news: Zimbabwe's strife, trouble for Ruby Tuesday and meat cologne.

  • Dining

    November 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    In This Week's Issue: Everest Café & Bar, Burger King Snacks

    My review of Everest Café & Bar is now available online. Click here to read. Everest - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: Malcom confronts Burger King Flame Broiled Flavored Potato Snacks, while the Gut Check column wraps up the news on Gerard Craft. Drink of the Week is on h ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 7/6

    photo: Ian Froeb House of India, closed for now House of India (8501 Delmar Boulevard) has closed temporarily due to a kitchen fire, according to a sign on its door. The sign states that the restaurant will reopen in two to three weeks, and workers were busy inside when I visited this morni ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    The Strange, Strange Tale of the U.S.S. Inaugural

    An old warship meets its most formidable enemy — the Mississippi River.

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Sentimental Journey

    Unreal cares enough to send the very best; plus, we get our five minutes of TV fame and continue the hard-hitting sandwich reportage

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    French Fries

    McDonald's

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Onion Rings

    Outback Steakhouse

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    French Fries

    McDonald's

  • News

    December 9, 1998
  • More >>
Loading...