A Whopper and a Beer, Please

January 22nd, 2010

For all of you who have always fantasized about ordering a delicious beer with your healthy and filling Whopper at Burger King, your dream is about to become a reality. Burger King has announced that they will be opening a Whopper Bar in Miami where you can grab an American domestic while devouring processed onion rings. Joy!

The chain is also reportedly looking to open more Whopper Bars in other tourist meccas like Times Square, as well as Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Don’t look for exotic brews – BK is starting out with domestic brands like Miller at Budweiser and will consider other beers down the road.

“You can have America’s favorite beers with America’s favorite burger,” said Chuck Fallon, the chain’s North America honcho.

Served in specially designed aluminum bottles, a BK beer will sell for $4.25 alone. And a Whopper combo with a beer will run $7.99, which is about $2 more than the same meal with a soda.

I believe this is a pretty common practice in Europe already, but I don’t think I’ve ever had an urge to accompany a fast food burger with a beer. It’s not surprise that they’d only use domestics to begin with, and I’d be surprised if they ever ventured past Blue Moon. It will be interesting to see how these go over and whether more actually do start popping up throughout the country.

The New York Daily News — Introducing the Whopper Bar: Burger King to sell beer at fast food joints

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    Matt is a freelance journalist, fiction, and nonfiction writer. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a degree in English and a subconcentration in creative writing. Matt enjoys watching Arsenal soccer games, Michigan football, and all things beer—especially stouts and anything imperial. He can be reached at mbemery@gmail.com.

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    • Miles

      I only hope it is served at the drive in!

    • Hannes

      In ze deutschland we trinken only Miller Lite at Burger King!