Burger King Is Testing a French Fry Sandwich
Earlier this week, Burger King made a very exciting announcement. Having conquered the complex world of the burger, the fast-food giant decided that it was time to expand their horizons. The directions that they chose to expand their range in? A burger bun filled with only French fries - and the internet doesn't know what to think.
Founded in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1953, Burger King is a firm fast-food favorite.
It’s a massive global franchise, with over seventeen thousand locations worldwide.
And there's one thing that it's particularly famous for.
As the name suggests, Burger King really excels when it comes to burgers. It’s how the restaurant started, and burgers are still by far the best selling item on the menu.
And with good reason.
The Burger King burger is a thing of beauty – perfectly balanced flavors and textures for a uniquely tasty dining experience. But, having dominated this field for decades, Burger King decided to expand its horizons.
Last year, they decided to think outside the box.
Their launch? A Burger King taco. So far, so good – everyone loves tacos, right?
The internet was pretty excited.
Burger King teased their latest launch on all their social media channels, and customers responded with enthusiasm. Many claimed that they couldn’t wait to make a purchase.
And we could all see why.
The promotional pictures were a sight to behold – crispy shell, succulent meat, melted cheese, and fresh lettuce. What more could you ask for?
But it got even better.
As if these tacos didn’t look tempting enough, Burger King launched them at a very intriguing price – just one dollar per shell. For that price, you’d be a fool not to, right?
Because, as people began purchasing their tacos, they posted their reviews online. And, let’s just say, customers were sorely disappointed. This Instagram user described them as, “meh.”
Some were less kind.
This disappointed customer gave a particularly harsh review. “Burger King Taco, stay far away in my opinion it was trash,” he wrote.
And it got even worse.
Another Instagram user branded these “easily the worst tacos ever.” The post encouraged prospective customers to “save your money instead.”
Some of the images were a little harrowing.
This one really emphasized quite how soggy the meat was – and how chewy that made the taco shell.
Fancy seeing inside?
Well, we bet you regret your decision now. There was not a succulent morsel of the promised tasty meat in sight!
That isn't the only complaint that people had.
..One Twitter user complained that the one bite that she managed to force down repeated on her for hours. The words “dog” and “food” spring to mind.
This user agreed with us.
That meat looked way too far removed from an animal to bring on any feelings apart from total discomfort.
Although one Twitter user made this valuable point.
If you’re looking for a high-quality taco, why on Earth would Burger King be your port of call? Perhaps these disappointed customers only have themselves to blame. And these tacos aren’t the only crime against fast-food out there.
Because now those crazy cats at Burger King have had another crazy idea.
And their latest hare-brained scheme has the whole internet talking.
Because, after burgers, there's something Burger King fans love almost as much...
The delicious french fry, of course! No burger would be complete without the trusty side dish.
So naturally, Burger King have decided to combine the two.
New Zealand stores are set to start carrying a French fry filled burger bun for roughly $1.30.
Many are not convinced by the menu item.
Bread, potato, ketchup, and mayo do not a burger make!
On the other hand...
Many Brits are claiming this is just a twist on the “chip butty,” which is basically a national treasure at this point. Want more controversial fast food items? Scroll on for the biggest fails the internet has ever seen …
Healthcare professionals all over the world have been powering through to help those in need.
But it’s heartwarming to know that it’s not just those out risking their lives who are going above and beyond to help where they can. So before we get into one man’s heroic gesture, let’s take a look at what acts of kindness others are sharing…
It's not just celebrities donating money.
People from all over have been donating money to small businesses all over the world.
Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.
But, of course, that wasn’t all. The fashion brand also announced that it is also preparing to produce medical-grade protective materials such as gowns and masks for frontline healthcare workers. WWD reports that the brand is working with its U.S. team to create 25,000 gowns and 250,000 masks.
L.A. Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, has pledged $25 million.
The former Microsoft executive made the donation on behalf of himself and his wife.
Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.
Kylie Jenner donated the sum of $1 million dollars to help the fight. Her money will go towards providing face masks and other essential equipment.
Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.
Elton John hosted a benefit concert, titled iHeart Living Room Concert For America, on Sunday featuring a ton of famous faces performing from their homes including Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Sam Smith, and Lizzo. As per the BBC, the amount raised from the event was not immediately revealed, but Procter & Gamble gave $500,000, which was also matched by Fox.
But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...
Organizations, companies, and of course, ordinary people have also been mucking in.
One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.
“They delivered 10,000 meals Friday. Made my day.”
Pay it forward.
This is such an amazing idea.
Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.
Motivational messages and rainbows have been popping up on sidewalks and windows across the globe.
The most recent gesture of goodwill comes from a paramedic.
Shumel Rahman has been praised for making the difficult decision to shave off his beard in order to protect those around him while on the frontline.
The thirty-nine-year-old had been growing his beard for more than a decade.
He admitted that it wasn’t just part of his identity, but was an important part of his religion too.
Rahman works for the North East Ambulance Service in the UK.
He ultimately decided to shave off his beard to protect his patients and colleagues who he comes into contact with on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, face masks aren't designed with beards in mind, which means they don't fit safely on the face.
He shared the challenging decision on social media, saying it “wasn’t a step [he has] taken lightly.”
His post read...
“After a lot of thought and much deliberation I’ve decided to shave my beard off. This is to allow the respiratory equipment to fit properly. I’ve had a beard for well over a decade and I can’t remember the last time I shaved.”
He got advice from his peers to help with the decision.
“I’ve consulted many Islamic scholars and teachers, locally and nationally, sought advice from fellow Muslim healthcare professionals and very helpfully from the BIMA British Islamic Medical Association. This is was not a simple yes or no answer, however this is exceptional circumstances, totally unprecedented and a unique situation.”
There's no doubt this was an extremely courageous act, and one only he could decide to do.
“I’ve shaven off my beard to protect my patients, my colleagues and my family. One of the greatest acts is to save someone’s life. This simple act may help do that.”
His post has attracted a lot of attention on Facebook.
The ambulance service congratulated Mr. Rahman for his selfless actions, saying: “One of our Muslim colleagues, Shumel, has shaved his beard off to keep himself, his patients, his family and his colleagues safe. Being clean shaven ensures face masks fit correctly. Well done Shumel.”
The post has been liked more than 1,200 times.
It’s nice to see people have been praising his efforts and acknowledging the sacrifice he had to make.
He has received comments from all over the UK.
One person wrote: “Well done Shumel, I don’t know you personally but I know how much this is a sacrifice from within your faith,’ another simply said: ‘A fantastic paramedic.” While another commented: “Definitely not an easy decision, May Allah give you strength to fulfil your current duty and make you to grow back again.”
He ended his post by urging everyone to do their part in this trying time.
He wrote: “You can save lives by staying home and protecting the NHS, letting us get on with our job.”
What a hero.
If Shumel can make such a huge sacrifice in order to keep those around him safe, the least we can do as a country is stay home. If you’re in need of cheering up, keep scrolling to see what your favourite celebs are doing to help…