Fast-food items can have birthdays, and on those special anniversaries, customers should expect to nab some great deals. The iconic McMuffin just celebrated its 50th, and McDonald's discounted the popular breakfast sandwich back to its inaugural price of 63 cents. Similarly, one of fast food's most iconic burgers will be heavily discounted this weekend, in honor of its forty-six years on the menu.
Burger King's Whopper, one of the longest-standing burgers of today, will be selling for only 37 cents—the exact same price it had when it was initially added to the menus in 1957. The two-day promotion, or birthday bash, will take place on December 3 and 4, at all Burger King restaurants nationwide. The discount can be accessed through the Burger King app or website, and account registration is required. A limit of one coupon per person will apply.
According to Burger King, the iconic burger has 1,024 possible topping combinations, making it a highly customizable experience. When it was first created in the '50s, the Whopper had all the same classic components it does today, including a quarter-pound meat patty, and was unrivaled in popularity until the creation of the Big Mac in 1968 (the Quarter Pounder was created even later, in 1972.)
But besides discounting its most popular sandwich, Burger King is also streamlining its menu in an attempt to speed up its service and boost its sales. The chain just announced that menu cuts can be expected to roll out soon, and while information around what might be getting the boot is still scarce, it has been said that sandwiches with a certain level of complexity could be the first ones on the chopping block.
Luckily, we're fairly certain the Whopper isn't going anywhere any time soon.
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