Tuesday 25 July 2017

Burger King opens 'Peace Day' proposal to all fast food restaurants after McDonalds rejects offer

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Burger King has opened their 'peace day' proposal to all fast food chains after being spectacularly rejected by the CEO of McDonalds.

The new proposal for a 'Peace Day Burger' will team Burger King with a number of other restaurants including Denny's, who expressed interest in the offer on Twitter

Dennys jumps into save #WorldPeaceDay after Burger King spectacularly rejected by McDonalds 

This time, Burger King have extended the olive branch to Denny's, Wayback Burgers, Krystal and Giraffas - along with McDonald's.

Burger King are pressing ahead with the pop-up stand in Atlanta and it looks like Denny's and Wayback Burgers are on board already.

Each restaurant will add something of their own to the burger, which will be neutrally branded as the 'Peace Day Burger'.

"An incredible thing has happened. We've received a significant number of unexpected responses from other restaurants, large and small, each expressing an appetite for peace".

"Our idea would be that we all come together to create a burger that combines a key ingredient from each of our signature sandwiches".

"All we need from you guys is a simple 'yes'.. and a donation to Peace One Day".

World Peace Day is on September 21st.

The original proposal was to create a 'McWhopper' in a joining-together of two of the world's most iconic burger brands.

The proposal acknowledged the perceived competition between the two fast-food joints, and suggested that the two fast food giants could put aside their differences to celebrate #WorldPeaceDay.

Burger King suggested a "neutral area" in which to set-up a pop-up shop selling the 'McWhopper' burgers, which would be paid for by customers writing on the trays who they would make peace with on World Peace Day.

The CEO of McDonald's responded on their official Facebook page, shooting down the idea and suggesting that Burger King "join us in a meaningful global effort".

They continued: "Let's acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war", adding "a simple phone call will do next time".

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