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December 3, 2012

BURGER KING® CELEBRATES THE 55th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WHOPPER® SANDWICH

Starting Thursday And All Weekend Long Visit Your Local BURGER KING® Restaurant To Get An Original WHOPPER® Sandwich For Only 55 Cents When You Buy Any WHOPPER® Sandwich

MIAMI – December 3, 2012 – In honor of the 55th Anniversary of the iconic WHOPPER® Sandwich, The HOME OF THE WHOPPER® is offering a mouthwatering deal! Hurry in to any participating BURGER KING® restaurant nationwide from December 6th through December 9th, to enjoy an Original WHOPPER® Sandwich for just 55 cents, when you purchase any WHOPPER® Sandwich, including the new Wisconsin White Cheddar WHOPPER® or the spicy ANGRY WHOPPER®, available for a limited-time-only.  

“BURGER KING® is very excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with the WHOPPER® Sandwich lovers who have helped make it an American icon,” said Flavia Faugeres, executive vice president and global chief marketing officer, Burger King Worldwide. “For 55 years it’s been a fan favorite, and this weekend we encourage our guests to stop by and join in on the celebration.”

To celebrate its 55 year anniversary, a great-tasting line of limited-time-only WHOPPER® Sandwiches has been unveiled. Looking to add a sweet and savory side to your WHOPPER® Sandwiches? Our new Seasoned Sweet Potato Curly Fries are the perfect side! The new limited-time-only menu offerings include:

  • Wisconsin White Cheddar WHOPPER® Sandwich ~ The newest addition to the fire-grilled menu includes the Wisconsin White Cheddar WHOPPER® Sandwich prepared with fire-grilled, USDA-certified ground beef, topped with thick-cut hardwood smoked bacon, natural Wisconsin white cheddar cheese, juicy tomatoes, freshly cut lettuce, crunchy pickle slices, sliced red onions, all on a toasted sesame seed bun. Also available as a WHOPPER JR.® Sandwich. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.49 and $2.19 respectively).
  • ANGRY WHOPPER® Sandwich ~ The heat is on as BK® invites guests to fire up their taste buds by bringing back the popular ANGRY WHOPPER® Sandwich. Prepared with fire-grilled, USDA-certified ground beef, thick-cut hardwood smoked bacon, melted Habanero cheese, jalapeño slices, spicy onion petals, red ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce and angry sauce, all served on a toasted sesame seed bun. Also available as a WHOPPER JR.® Sandwich. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.49 and $2.19 respectively).
  • Seasoned Sweet Potato Curly Fries ~ A new “twist” on the popular sweet potato fries, this savory sweet alternative is seasoned to perfection with a blend of spices and served hot and fresh each day. (Suggested retail price starts at $1.89). 

This special 55th Anniversary offer to get one Original WHOPPER® Sandwich for only 55 cents when you buy any WHOPPER® Sandwich, including the new Wisconsin White Cheddar WHOPPER® or the spicy ANGRY WHOPPER®, is available at participating BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide, while supplies last. Prices and participation may vary and are higher in AK. The WHOPPER JR® sandwich is not included in this promotion.

About Burger King Worldwide

Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® (NYSE: BKW) is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates in over 12,600 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 83 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 95 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Worldwide, please visit the company's website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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