Burger King is giving away $30K before Christmas

You’re going to have a very happy holiday season, if Burger King has anything to say about it. In the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve, the fast food chain is launching the 12 Days of Cheesemas promotion, and some of the items they’re giving away aren’t exactly small fry. According to a press release, Burger … Continue reading “Burger King is giving away $30K before Christmas”

You’re going to have a very happy holiday season, if Burger King has anything to say about it.

In the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve, the fast food chain is launching the 12 Days of Cheesemas promotion, and some of the items they’re giving away aren’t exactly small fry.

According to a press release, Burger King will be giving away everything from a year’s worth of free chicken fries to a trip to Bermuda to a Jeep SUV, a $500 airline voucher, a 43-inch TV, an HP Chromebook and more. Even if you don't win one of those golden items, there are 23,000 chances to win onion rings, medium fries, chicken nuggets or a Whopper for a penny.

The grand prize, however, is better than a shiny gold Burger King crown. On December 24, Burger King will be giving one lucky Whopper lover $30,000. Each purchase made through the chain's mobile app during the 12 Days of Cheesemas will automatically enter the customer into the grand prize drawing for $30,000.

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  • So how can you get free burgers and a ton of cash? It’s shockingly simple. All you need to do is download the BK app, create an account, make a mobile purchase and then you’ll be entered to win a prize! That’s easier than getting a Whopper for just one cent.

    And if you didn’t know Burger King was so generous to its customers, we bet you didn’t know these fun fast food facts, either.

    This story was originally published by The Daily Meal.

    Chick-fil-A knockoff? Walmart’s new ‘Chicken Dipping Sauce’ likened to fast-food fave

    Chick-fil-A aficionados devoted to the fast-food chain’s signature dipping sauce may have another way to satisfy that craving.

    Walmart’s Great Value brand of chicken dipping sauce has drawn stark comparisons to Chick-fil-A’s classic sauce. After trying Walmart’s bottled sauce, Today’s Terri Peters said it was “pretty darn close” to Chick-fil-A’s.

    Walmart’s Great Value brand of chicken dipping sauce has drawn stark comparisons to Chick-fil-A’s classic sauce. (Walmart.com)

    The fast-food giant describes its dipping sauce as having “notes of honey mustard and a smoky tang.” In comparison, Walmart describes its version as “made with a rich honey mustard sauce and a hint of BBQ smoke flavor.”

    The superstore’s sauce was a “little more smoky and less mustardy” than Chick-fil-A’s dip, Peters said. However, in a Reddit thread many fans have heralded Walmart’s sauce as a suitable replacement to Chick-fil-A’s.

    “Honestly couldn’t have told the difference. And I’m a hardcore Chick-fil-A sauce person,” one user posted.

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    “This is what I’ve been wanting forever,” another said.

    Chick-fil-A’s beloved sauce was actually created by accident, according to the restaurant’s blog.

    Hugh Fleming, a former owner and operator based in Virginia, is credited with first creating a honey mustard dressing recipe to pair with the chicken nuggets. But then another employee accidentally mixed barbeque sauce with it — and a “hit” was born.

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    The sauce was so popular, in fact, that the fast-food restaurant used to provide it in pump dispensers, but customers would take soda cups and fill them up with the sauce, according to Chick-fil-A.

    Those hoping to get their hands on a bottle of Walmart’s dipping sauce should be warned: Peters said she had a difficult time finding it in a location near her, and it’s currently not available on Walmart’s website.

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

    Whataburger fan paints pastoral landscapes featuring iconic burger chain

    If Thomas Kinkade only painted fast-food chains, the result would be this Texas-based artist Michael Esparza’s Etsy store.

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    Esparza, of San Antonio, had just moved back to his hometown in 2012 after studying art in Italy, he told Texas Monthly.

    The first thing Esparza did once he was back in the Lone Star State? Go to Whataburger.

    “Then right after that, I went to Bill Miller’s. I just needed a burger, and I needed a po’ boy. I was already full after Whataburger, but I didn’t care,” he said to Texas Monthly.

    It was after dining at the fast-food chain that Esparza had a lightbulb moment — to create bucolic scenes featuring Whataburger and other notable Texas outposts.

    “I wanted to make something that was super Texas. A landscape that was even more Texas than the landscape that we have,” he says. “A lot of people I would talk to in Europe, they would tell me what they thought Texas looked like. So I wanted to make those landscapes what they thought, but also as a person from here, I wanted to make them even more Texas. It’s like Texas squared.”

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    Esparza started the series, intended to be “little beacons for where you live,” he said to Texas Monthly.

    The artist started his Etsy shop in May and moved about one painting a month at a reasonable $15, until Jezebel senior staff writer Maria Sherman discovered the works earlier this month and sent a tweet about the collection. Now they are going for $25 apiece.

    “Huge fan of this etsy store that apparently only sells romantic oil paintings of [T]exas fast food institutions,” the tweet said.

    Since then, Esparza has been selling dozens of prints, Texas Monthly reported, and creating a lot of buzz on social media.

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    But it’s not just Whataburger, Esparza is also painting an idyllic landscape featuring Bill Miller Bar-B-Q and Taco Cabana.

    Something for every proud Texan.

    Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

    Victoria’s Secret model trolls In-N-Out Burger with workout videos, gets accused of ‘fat shaming’

    Victoria's Secret model Kelly Gale is catching heat and being accused of “fat shaming” for posting videos of herself working out in front of an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in California.

    The 23-year-old model posted a since-deleted Instagram story on Wednesday showing herself in a fitness routine outside the burger chain's Monterey location.

    The first clip shows Gale inside the restaurant asking “We’re at… In-N-Out? …so I guess I’m having my pear” before taking a bite out of the fruit she brought with her.

    Other clips show her outside the restaurant's front door wearing workout gear.

    “Who else works out at in n out?” a caption read.

    Her workout consisted of jumping rope, deadlifts and leg exercises.

    “Not gonna pretend that I eat here guys cause I don’t,” she captioned, in addition to "Hustle for the muscle right?" The video finishes with a friend bringing over a bagful of carrots, celery, baby tomatoes and bell peppers.

    The video didn't go over well with some, who accused Gale of fat-shaming customers and her followers.

    "Who the hell does @KellyGale_ think she is? How dare you #fatshame others? #kellygale @innoutburger is the best and you can eat whatever you want Ms. Gale but please don’t be so pathetic and unkind to others. #Entitlement is not cute #InNOut," user Khandra Moha tweeted.

    "I think it’s pretty obvious @KellyGale_ is having some kind of mental issue and needs some help. Let’s not shame her like she choose to shame others," sissy2014fo tweeted.

    "So model #KellyGale stood outside an #InOutBurger place and started shaming people for going to the fast food restaurant. I wish I’d be one of the customers because I would’ve been like: “Work harder! Is that all you got?!” while eating my French fries. Girl, please…," another said.

    Gale did have some defenders.

    "People getting salty at Kelly Gale for working out outside of an In-N-Out is comical. She’s drawing attention to healthy living, sorry that you’re realizing that stuffing your face with fast (fake) food doesn’t align with that," one user tweeted.

    Gale's effort wasn't the first against In-N-Out to face a backlash.

    In August, an IN-N-Out burger boycott proposed by then-state Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman of California failed miserably when many of the restaurant's loyal customers objected to the plan and other states tried to lure the company to move its headquarters out of California.

    Bauman resigned the party leadership in November amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

    KFC debuts fried chicken-scented firelogs ahead of Christmas

    Is it really Christmas if the smell of fried chicken isn’t wafting from the yule log?

    Yes. Of course it is. But that doesn’t mean KFC is about to give up on the dream.

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    Just in time for the holiday, the chicken chain is debuting its very own KFC-scented Enviro-Log, said to smell like the Colonel’s signature blend of 11 herbs and spices once it gets going.

    “At KFC, we have always been proud of our role in bringing loved ones together at the dinner table around a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken,” said Andrea Zahumensky, chief marketing officer of KFC U.S., in a press release.

    “Now, this winter we’re bringing all the things we love – family, friends and fried chicken – together around the fire with our scented firelog.”

    “Now, this winter we’re bringing all the things we love – family, friends and fried chicken – together around the fire with our scented firelog," a KFC executive said. (KFC)

    The holiday item – which is the product of a team up between KFC and Enviro-Log, and officially named the “11 Herbs & Spices Firelog” – promises a “hearth-warming and hunger-inducing” experience, according to the fast food chain.

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    KFC’s yule logs are currently available for $18.99 at KFCFirelogs.com. And although the restaurant does not specifically say it, the logs may be best enjoyed while reading a KFC-themed romance novella starring a rippled, sleeveless Colonel Sanders.

    Taco Bell adding new $1 burritos to menu later this month

    Taco Bell burritos are getting even cheaper later this month.

    Kicking off its new Cravings Value Menu, Taco Bell will offer two Grande Burritos for just $1 starting Dec. 27. Available will be the Chicken Enchilada Burrito — with rice, shredded cheese, red sauce, sour cream and cheddar cheese — and the Three Cheese Nacho Burrito — with beef, nacho cheese sauce, red tortilla strips, sour cream and a three-cheese blend.

    The burritos will be available for a limited time, Taco Bell confirmed in a press release.

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    “Sometimes even our most devout fans tell us that it can be hard to believe that food this good can also be this affordable,” Global Chief Brand Officer Marisa Thalberg said in a statement to Fox News, adding that the latest Cravings Value Menu campaign seeks to offer “value beyond belief.”

    “As there is a lot of talking down to consumers in this category, there is something special in our celebrating the savviness of our fans,” Thalberg said. “That’s how we ‘zig’ when everyone else ‘zags.’”

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    Aside from the two burritos, the Cravings Value Menu will also offer for $1 the following: Spicy Potato Soft Taco; Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito; Beefy Fritos Burrito; Triple Layer Nachos; Cheesy Roll-Up; Spicy Tostada; Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla; and Beefy Mini Quesadilla.

    Additionally, the menu will include $5 boxes, per the press release.

    Last year, Taco Bell pledged to introduce 20 new $1 items to its menu throughout 2018. The Yum! Brands chain said it has already surpassed that goal.

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

    McDonald’s purse-snatching victim receives Happy Meal from burger chain

    A woman who was hospitalized after nearly being run over in a Florida McDonald’s parking lot on Thursday was surprised with a special meal.

    On Tuesday Janice Allen, 76, was visited at her home by a manager of the Okeechobee McDonald’s where the incident took place. The manager came by to check on Allen, who spent two days recovering in the hospital, and delivered a Happy Meal, along with two gift cards.

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    The woman was nearly run over during the altercation. (Okeechobee Police Department)

    “That’s very nice, I really appreciate that,” Bill Allen, Janice’s husband said to WPTV of the gesture.

    Janice’s daughter, Patricia, reportedly called the McDonald’s location to see if they would deliver the Happy Meal to her mother after she was unable to finish her own meal last week, WPTV reported.

    Charles Stratton was identified and arrested in connection to the incident. (Okeechobee Police Department)

    "We appreciate Janice’s love for the Happy Meal, and we’re thrilled to bring a smile to her face with a complimentary meal and gift card," said a McDonald's spokesperson on Tuesday.

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    Janice was dining at the fast-food chain in Okeechobee when a man, recently identified as Charles Stratton, 50, reached over in her booth and stole her purse. Janice chased him outside, where she was nearly run over trying to get her bag back.

    In the surveillance video released of the altercation, Allen is seen being knocked over by the car door before Stratton drives off. She is left motionless on the ground after hitting her head on the concrete.

    Janice said she had no broken bones, but suffered severe bruising.

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    "I pray that [Stratton’s] heart will be softened so he can find the Lord, whether he goes to prison or whatever happens to him," Allen told WPTV on Monday night.

    Stratton is facing robbery and grand theft charges, among others.

    Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

    Restaurant changing name of ‘Crack Fries’ because drug epidemic ‘is not funny’

    A small Midwestern chain has decided to change the name of one of its most popular items after receiving feedback from some customers.

    Hopcat, a restaurant and bar based in Michigan, has announced their famed Crack Fries will be rebranded to something a little more neutral.

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    In a statement, Mark Gray, CEO of Barfly Ventures, LLC, said the name was chosen over a decade ago to be a joke about how good their french fries are.

    "We chose the name more than 11 years ago as a reference to the addictive quality of the fries and their cracked pepper seasoning, without consideration for those the drug negatively affected. We were wrong," the company said, Fox 59 reported.

    "The crack epidemic and the lasting impact on those it affects is not funny and never was."

    Hopcat’s french fries have been ranked as one of “America’s 10 best French Fries” by the Food Network and have earned a serious following. The restaurant even has a tradition of offering free Crack Fries for a year to customers when it opens a new location, WZZM reported.

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    Though the company pointed out the recipe will not be changing – just the name – the reactions on social media were split, though most felt the modification is unnecessary.

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    Hopcat has not shared what the new name will be – but they will begin reprinting their menus in January 2019 with the updated moniker, Fox 59 reports. Just in time for the chain’s annual fry-eating contest.

    Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

    In-N-Out burglary suspect barricades self in restaurant; police allegedly order burgers during standoff

    A standoff at the In-N-Out in Temple City, Calif., ended with a burglary suspect being apprehended — and a bunch of tasty burgers being ingested, at least according to one photographer.

    Deputies reported to the scene on Monday morning after the man triggered an alarm at around 2:40 a.m., according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s office. After confirming this person didn’t have clearance to be inside the restaurant, they asked the man to leave.

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    The suspect refused, police say, leading law enforcement officers to secure and evacuate the surrounding area. Deputies also contacted the department’s “special enforcement team and our negotiators to respond and see if they could come and help him come out, and come to a peaceful resolution,” a deputy confirmed on Twitter.

    The suspect remained inside the restaurant until approximately 2:15 p.m., KFSN-TV reported, when a canine named Deek, who is trained to work in confined spaces, found the suspect hiding in the roof. Police had earlier attempted to use larger canine units before Deek was called in, according to the station.

    A canine named Deek, who is trained to work in confined spaces, found the suspect hiding in the restaurant’s "roof structure," police said. (L.A. County Sheriff’s/Twitter)

    Police say the suspect was not armed at the time of his arrest, but did not release his identity.

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    Eater LA further reported that during the standoff, officers were seen ordering In-N-Out for lunch from another location, though the L.A. County Sheriff’s office did not confirm as much on Twitter.

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    They did, however, note that Deek was “resting and enjoying his double-double… animal style" following his service.

    Burger King’s 1-cent Whopper deal charges man nearly $1,100

    That’s one whopper of a bill.

    A California Burger King customer was shocked to see he was charged nearly $1,100 after trying to take advantage of Burger King’s penny Whopper Detour deal.

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    The promotion asks customers to head to McDonald’s and open up their Burger King app to order a Whopper sandwich for only a penny. When Los Angeles resident Boyce Harvey was within proximity of the McDonald’s, he took out his phone and activated the deal.

    However, when Harvey went to pick up his hamburger at Burger King, the manager said they could not find his order. While inside the fast food chain, Harvey selected another deal, got his food and left.

    After Harvey left the restaurant, he noticed the outrageous $1,093.91 charge to his account, 6 ABC reported.

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    Harvey told 6 ABC that there is now an overdraft on his account, and that he is working with Burger King to sort it out.

    In a statement to Fox News, Burger King confirmed the incident, but said it was an isolated event.

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    “We’ve seen tremendous success with the Whopper Detour promotion since its launch last week. We can confirm that the case concerning this guest is related to an isolated technical issue, and we’re taking this very seriously. We’ve been in direct contact with the guest to ensure a full refund is issued immediately,” the statement read.

    Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.