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Old 04-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Burger King and Beer....

Burger King Whopper To Be Feted - WSJ.com


What do you guys think about this??

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Old 04-01-2008, 01:53 AM   #2
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Sounds good to me.

Doubt I will ever see one in Utah though!!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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The plan seems solid, and well thought out...testing the waters as they go. Launching them in venues with naturally occuring high pedestrian traffic (airports, train stations, casinos, shopping malls, etc) is right on the money, and suited to the concept. Whether the idea will cross-over to the drive-in/dine-in side of the business is questionable...at this point. It will be fun to watch.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:49 AM   #4
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Whoppers make me burp for hours.
Yuck.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:55 AM   #5
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Whoppers make me burp for hours.
Yuck.

You say that like it's a bad thing!?
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:27 AM   #6
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"Burgers are better at Hungry Jacks!" (Which is the name of Burger King here.) Can't see the concept catching on very quickly in this market, and if so, in very limited locations - unless it becomes HUGE everywhere else.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:29 AM   #7
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Sometimes I have a craving for a Whopper but if I was out and about and looking for lunch, I don;t think I'd choose a Whopper and a beer over some other options.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:38 AM   #8
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Only real advantage is drive thru. The Aussie Burger is good but if I was prepared to get out of the car on those occasions, I too would choose something else. But if I want to stay in the car, then HJ's have it, although Red Rooster now does snack cups of salt and pepper squid or crumbed prawns on drive thru which does give HJ's some competition in my eyes. Maccas suck - except for their sundaes.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:45 AM   #9
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In the USA there won't be a drive-thru that sells beer...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:47 AM   #10
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Wouldn't ever make it to Australia either. In WA, we only allowed bottle shops to open on a Sunday last year. Up til then, we had really strict liquor licensing laws. They have now relaxed them but have made the regs so complicated that nobody seems to have been successful in being able to utilise them! Lots of places in WA have alcohol bans in place as well.
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