BURGER King is throwing major shade at McDonald’s with its latest promotion.
The fast food chain is selling Whoppers in the US for one cent, but only if you order from its biggest rival’s restaurants.
Customers have to download the Burger King app, and open it at their local Maccies.
BK promised it was “turning more than 14,000 McDonald’s into Burger King restaurants.”
Burger King has called the gimmick a “whopper detour” – but be warned, your local Burger King needs to accept mobile orders for it to work.
A secret deal hidden in the app only activates within 600 feet of any McDonald’s restaurant.
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You have to be near a McDonald’s restaurant to access the special deal on the BK app[/caption]
The chain said in a statement: “If a guest is inside one of these geofenced areas and has the new BK App on their device, the app will unlock the Whopper sandwich for a penny promotion.
“Once the Whopper sandwich order is placed, the user will be ‘detoured’ away from McDonald’s, as the app navigates them to the nearest Burger King restaurant for pick up.”
It announced the promo on twitter last week, posting the cheeky message: “Brb going to McDonald’s.”
The promotion kicks of today.
Some fans were baffled by the announcement, feaing Burger King’s twitter feed had been hacked.
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