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Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
I am a chatty boy tonight, aren't I?
On fast fewd....

I have most of the major fast food chains (at least ones that are major in the Midwest) within walking distance of my house. Tonight I decided that, since I had not had dinner, it would be nice to enjoy a couple of Whoppers from Burger King. So I drove over there, and I saw the now-familiar banner still hanging on the building's exterior. This banner proudly proclaims TWO WHOPPERS, $3 so that's exactly what I ordered. Yet on the screen, while I was placing my order, I saw "2x Whopper/Chz $4." I asked the cashier to explain. "Oh, well we have two Whoppers with cheese for $4, sir." I informed her I don't WANT cheese, I ordered Whoppers. "Well, they come with cheese." No, they don't. If they came with cheese I'd be ordering WHOPPERS WITH CHEESE now wouldn't I? Apparently they still have the "Two Whoppers for $3" deal, but now I have to do the same thing I do when I order a regular Whopper... I have to explicitly state that I do not want the damn thing with cheese. Otherwise I get the "Two Whoppers with Cheese, $4" deal.

When the hell did Cheese become the defacto on a Whopper? Why the hell have they changed a burger that's been perfectly fine on its own for twenty years so that it now includes cheese? Where is this hidden demand by the public for cheese, which has remained hidden from me?

I feel like Denis Leary when he said, I can't believe I have to get pissed off about this!

[Edit @2103 12/3]: And their fries still suck, too. I should have known back in the 90s that when they got Mr Potato-head to shill their new "Flavor" that it'd be crap-tastic.

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aeto From: aeto Date: December 4th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know... You seem to be missing the thing which is top on my mind.

How the hell do two slices of cheese cost $1.00, when the beef, bread, veggies, etc... cost only $3 for a pair?
frostyw From: frostyw Date: December 4th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I started hating on their fries ever since they started doing that double-frying thing, or whatever makes it that sickly thick coating on them. I have a BK and a Wendy's right down the street from each other, literally. When I'm in the mood for a BK burger, I will get the HAMburgers from BK and then go down the street to Wendy's for everything else.
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From: duncandahusky Date: December 4th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Someone slipped past the IQ test they give to all new employees? ;-)

(nice icon, BTW)
angelwind From: angelwind Date: December 4th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Did you get the Xbox games too?
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Man, I'd be pretty cheesed about it too.
urocyon From: urocyon Date: December 4th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
...and about getting randomly logged out of LJ.
From: almanzo Date: December 4th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Jesus Christ Burger King probably has the worst tasting fries ever known to the history of mankind right now.

And yeah that sounds strange. I never used to have to haggle about the right to get a whopper without cheese. Usually it was me asking for one WITH cheese that ended up being one without cheese. I don't know why they feel tied at the hands when asked to resist slapping the cheese on before wrapping it.

I don't often visit BKs.

spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: December 4th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was supposed to be "your way right away"! She probably got told by her manager to upsell. Like when they give you the Value Meal until you bitch at them that no, you really want only the sandwich.

BK fries... what did they DO to them back in the 90s? I remember people at work being excited about the free fry day when they introduced the new formula, and then right after being all "oh, my god, this is the most awful french fry experience ever." I know that the coating was supposed to make them stay hot longer, but all it's ever done for me is make them go lukewarm in a hurry and stay there a long, long, long time.
nullmuse From: nullmuse Date: December 5th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

You'll Have It Your Way When WE SAY You Can

I agree, as a former BK-wage-slave, that the simp at your local vendor must've been instructed to "upsell" Whopper+cheese by the mgmt, because I can personally vouch that, FOR A FACT, "Whopper With Cheese" is it's own key, independent of the "Whopper" key.

Whopper's Do NOT come with cheese by default. Hence, the addition of the Whopper+Cheese key. This also happens to be the way I prefer my own Whopper.

Next time someone tells you they COME with cheese, scream bloody murder. That's a bunch of shit. Guess the customer is always right when management ALLOWS them to be.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)

strange menu choices

default with cheese?
For the same reason that McD puts double hamburgers with cheese on their dollar menu, but if you want them without the cheese they want to charge you the higher price for a double burger from their regular menu.
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