Burger King is one of the largest companies with global headquarters in Miami-Dade. Which is, in theory, great for the local economy, but BK's practice of paying its restaurant employees low wages may not be so great for the American economy. A new study estimates that Burger King employees might co ... More >>
If there's one thing we love more than food, it's food-related gadgets. So, when we heard about the hands-free Whopper holder that Burger King gave out in limited supply last week to fans in Puerto Rico, we were praying for the invention to make it to Miami. Only problem? The hands-free Whopper hol ... More >>
Miami-based Burger King is in the news again, not because of its food, but because of a senseless murder.Jose Reyes Mejia-Varela, the former manager of a BK located in Maryland, has pleaded guilty to the murder of Jacinta "Patty" Ayala, assistant manager at the same location.Ayala, 32, was the mothe ... More >>
Two Miami Burger Kings were targeted by an armed robber late last night, using the drive-thru windows as a point of entry. According to CBS Miami, two different Burger Kings within three miles of each other were targeted for robbery. Though the robberies seem identical, Miami police have not yet co ... More >>
Each week, the Short Order writers get together to share story ideas. Read also: Burger King Offers Limited Delivery in MiamiDuring our meeting, the subject of Burger King's new delivery service came up. While the service, still in its beta test phase doesn't deliver to all of Miami, the Miami New T ... More >>
It's been awhile since we've heard a bizarre tale of some crazy Floridian at a fast-food restaurant. We were beginning to get worried. So thank you, random Niceville, Florida, woman. According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, the unidentified woman called 911 on September 22. The woman was in te ... More >>
See a full slideshow remembering Hurricane Andrew here. Also read "Hurricane Andrew at 20: Miami Herald Reporters Remember." In a column published today, I gathered memories of a bunch of ex Miami Herald reporters about covering Hurricane Andrew, which ruined Miami 20 years ago today. The news ... More >>
Hey local chains, time to get brand smart. Miami celebs, time to get hip to your local chain restaurants. Mr. 305 himself is doing it. Last week Miami Subs partnered with Miami artist Pitbull in a big push to expand the chain. We know of a few more local chains that could use a some famous endorse ... More >>
This Fourth of July, many Americans will be going out to pick up the hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken carcasses they like to throw over the fire pit while the fireworks screech overhead. The head of the household will man the grill, bragging about his or her ability to rotate the meat at precisely ... More >>
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. completed a cash-and-stock deal with Miami-based Burger King Corp. earlier this week for 278 restaurants. That gives it a company high total of 574 world-wide. Syracuse-based Carrolls shelled out $16.2 million in cash and a 28.9 percent equity interest to Burger King C ... More >>
In an attempt to claw its way back into the number two spot for U.S. fast food sales, Miami-based Burger King is trying a hell of a lot of stale innovative campaigns.For instance, a new campaign has stellar celebs Jay Leno, David Beckham, Salma Hayek, and the over-used Sofia Vergara in ads that tout ... More >>
Like a scene straight out of Point Break, a man wearing a Barack Obama mask and red gloves held up the Burger King restaurant at 9301 Old Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, according to Palm Beach Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera.A black male, who had a woman accomplice also wearing a mas ... More >>
OK urban warriors, Burger King wants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with you. How? By again giving away more of their thicker-cut french fries, but this time with a side of green ketchup. Don't ponder over how awesome green ketchup makes you feel on the inside. On St. Patrick's Day weekend, the u ... More >>
With the newfound revelation of a state law requiring tax-funded stadiums to house homeless citizens when not in use, just about everyone is thinking the same thing: "LOL WTF?" Team owners have long striven to ignore this obscure law (when they're not tied up counting their white cotton sacs of m ... More >>
Get burgers and fries your way, right away at Burger King, and you don't even have to show up. BK is now testing delivery service at a few Washington, D.C.-area locations. Customers can order two ways: by calling 1-855-ORDER-BK or through the delivery website.
In a bid to attract more families with children and teenagers to its restaurants, Burger King has opened a Garden Grill restaurant in Singapore.The new place is different than the ubiquitous, soulless cafeterias common in nearly all of the firm's restaurants worldwide. There are wooden chairs and ... More >>
Burger King recently announced its new Chef's Choice burger to much hype. The official press release describes the meat sandwich in flowery and loving terminology. "Superior from every angle, this 5.5 ounce flame-grilled burger is made with seasoned ground chuck and is topped with thick-cut bac ... More >>
Burger KingBK: so much more than a Whopper.Miami-based fast food giant Burger King has announced that they're entering the Canadian Poutine market with the addition of the Canadian specialty to their menu.That got us wondering just what other worldly delights the King dishes out in other countrie ... More >>
The California Whopper: Green and mean, but not lean.Ever since Burger King dethroned their totally-creepy mascot, we've been wondering what's the next move for the Miami-based fast-food giant. Here's a, like, totally rad hint at the totally cool sandwich that BK is featuring, starting Monday -- ... More >>
via wfyurasko's FlickrWe pretty much have to be drunk to find ourselves eating hydrogenated oil and FD&C Blue #1-infused grub at fast food chains like Sonic or Burger King. But maybe that's the strategy some greasy food peddlers are banking on: that lots of people are down to order trip ... More >>
The relationship between Miami-based Burger King and Coconut Grove-based ad agency Crispin Porter Bogusky has officially come to an end. After announcing in March that CP B's services would no longer be needed, the fast-food chain has announced that New York-based McGarryBowen will take ove ... More >>
Fox 35 Orlando Helen and Troy were both kicked out of an Orlando Burger KingA visually-impaired woman with a seeing-eyes dog was kicked out of the Burger King on International Drive in Orlando, according to Orlando's Fox 35 News.Helen Arnold and her service dog Troy went into the restauran ... More >>
Photos by Laine Doss Carla from Orlando contemplates the BK Meat Monster.Forget nuclear death. Japan has something to smile about this week with the Miami-based Burger King Corp.'s promotion of the new "Meat Monster," a Godzilla-size sandwich available only in the land of the Rising Sun. I ... More >>
via shinyplasticbagThis year, Burger King's gift to England was a limited time burger topped with brussel sprouts and emmental cheese.The Brits were pissed, the king apologized, and the Brazilians who bought the company are probably like, "WTF? They don't like the brussel sprout burger?"No! It wa ... More >>
Lee KleinFries. Cupcakes. Cocktails. You won't find that trio at any chain restaurant, be it fast food, fast casual, or whatever the latest corporate cookie cutter term for frozen food is these days. China Grill Management isn't interested in covering such eclectic territory, nor is Houston ... More >>
via Flickr nicksarebi3G Capitol's Board of Directors By now you may have heard of the 261 Burger King employees that were laid off in South Florida. Well, the private equity firm 3G Capital, which took over our beloved BK (McDonald's = Death), has decided that it was in the best interest of their ... More >>
Burger King's new Brazilian owner, 3G Capitol, just officially took control of the company days ago, and they've wasted little time in cleaning house. At least seven high-level executives at the Miami-based fast food chain have been laid off. The move is surely a sign of changes to come in the fr ... More >>
Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>
"Scientists in Florida say overeaters are addicted to junk food in the same way drug addicts are addicted to cocaine and heroin." [AllHeadlineNews]"Project Downtown, an organization that started about two years ago in Miami and now has branches other U.S. cities," continues feeding the homeless. [VO ... More >>
Not being in the target audience, we know only these things about the Twilight movies: sparkling vampires, forbidden love, vagina allergies, Kristen Stewart's pouty face, and Taylor Lautner's abs.None of this makes us want to run out and chomp on a Whopper and onion rings. Especially th ... More >>
The burger blitz continues, but now with a new, ugly twist: A 24-hour Whopper Bar is slated to open on Washington Avenue in South Beach next month. Differences between this and the run-of-the-mill BK: a darker, sleeker décor; delivery by scooter; and longer hours. Bigger difference: "gourmet" bu ... More >>
Jpellger via Flicker CCWho says teenage stalkers and demanding bosses send the most irksome text messages? Not Elizabeth Espinal.The New Yorker recently sued Miami-Dade's mammoth supplier of most things fast and greasy, Burger King, claiming the company acted like an ex-boyfriend who couldn't tak ... More >>
via Whopper Bar now hiring ad on CraigslistHahahaha. Doesn't that sign look like it says "Shave it your way?" What is Whopper Bar? A high-falutin' fast food joint with an upscale interior, 22 topping choices for a Whopper-based menu, the fatter-patty casual dining upgrade burger, Whopperistas ... More >>
Burger King continues its quest for world domination, 4th quarter numbers are in, profits are up, revenues down. [Forbes] [BizJournals] [BKCorp]Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department launching advertising campaign to promote the benefits of tap water for your drinking pleasure. [Bnet] [FoodWaterWat ... More >>
What are our dear friends at Burger King and Crispin Porter Bogusky doing now? Making blowjob jokes about their new "Super Seven Incher" sandwich. Congratulations, guys. Not only have you introduced your new disgusting-looking sandwich in the most disgusting-looking way (thoug ... More >>
After Joe Camel was fired as the Camel Cigarette mascot, he was finally free to get that sex change he always wanted.Most businesses aim for the type of viral advertising where their clever marketing materials go viral (hey, Burger King), but occasionally an actual product itself goes viral. Take th ... More >>
When we wrote that thing about former CBS4 reporter, Colombia lover, and apparent Miami hater Brian Andrews, we had no idea he had a news partnership deal with the Miami Herald. But he does, and here he is reporting on a Colombian classroom that "is filled with bats who are going to the bathroom o ... More >>
LocalDonte Stallworth wants you to know that he flashed his lights at the guy before he hit him. Though, if you see someone in the road you should probably hit the breaks and not your lights, but that's just me. [AP]12 inmates were treated by doctors after a gas leak in a Miami-Dade jail. [Herald]Th ... More >>
For far too long, Riptide has singled out Burger King as our favorite locally based company with desperately attention-seeking advertising to blog about. At least BK's stunts take a bit of thought and steer clear of the cheap and easy "sex sells" mode of advertising. Not so for the Miramar-based dis ... More >>
There's really no better honor in life than landing the cover of New Times, as local skateboard legend Robby Weir did two and a half years ago, but we suppose in his line of work, being inducted into the Florida Skateboarding Hall of Fame comes in a pretty close second. Weir got his first taste ... More >>
"I think that employees at Burger King earn more than tomato pickers"
"Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"
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