Why Is Burger King Telling Customers To Order From McDonald’s
BURGER KING – Here is the reason why fast-food giant Burger King is telling their customers to order from its long-time rival McDonald’s.
The 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic has affected the global food industry for months now. Governments and health officials ordered to close down restaurants to show the spread of the deadly virus.
The closure of these businesses caused a ripple effect among related industries such as shipping, food production, and farming. Last June, the United Nations said the world is currently facing the worst food crisis.
Last March, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the public to stay away from bars, restaurants, and clubs. Their restaurant industry is their third0largest employer.
On Monday, Burger King’s UK arm Tweeted asking their fans to support other local fast food outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is obviously an unusual step.
Burger King’s tweet garnered ten thousand replies. Their memo called “Order from McDonald’s” has been liked 113.6 thousand times as of this writing.
“We never thought we would ask you to do this, just as we never imagined we would ask you to order from KFC, Domino’s Pizza, Subway, Five Guys, Greggs, Papa John’s, Taco Bell and 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 be asking you to do this, but restaurants employing thousands of staff really needs your support at the moment.
“So, if you want to help, keep treating yourself to tasty meals through home delivery, take away or drive thru. Getting a Whopper is always best, but ordering a Big Mac is also not such a bad thing.”
Burger King’s post elicited mixed reactions from the netizens. Some applauded their appeal while others criticized the stunt.
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