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Beer @ Burger King

smokeandapancake Jan 22, 2010 09:29 AM

Does anyone think this is absurd?

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    bronwen RE: smokeandapancake Jan 22, 2010 10:13 AM

    In an ideal world it would be, well, ideal but I fear it will propogate much "beer abuse". So I think it would be untenable.

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      roro1831 RE: smokeandapancake Jan 22, 2010 10:15 AM

      Nope, obviously the one Whopper Bar they have in Germany is working. It's not like they are selling beer in a normal Burger King store. The idea is to have the Whopper Bar be like a sports bar, as opposed to a fast food place.
      Apparently as noted on another post regarding this, BK's in Japan sell beer and whiskey.

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        linguafood RE: roro1831 Feb 2, 2010 09:44 AM

        "And in Paris, you can buy beer at McDonald's!!!"

        hahaha, sorry -- couldn't resist.

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          huckfinn RE: linguafood Feb 2, 2010 09:54 AM

          Somehow a famous scene in Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman would not have been the same if Rick had said to Ilsa "We'll always have McDonalds."

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        boccalupo RE: smokeandapancake Jan 22, 2010 11:09 AM

        Chipotle serves beer. Why not BK?

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          roro1831 RE: boccalupo Jan 22, 2010 11:15 AM

          And Starbucks has a couple of differently branded locations that serve wine as well, why not try to make more money?

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            ttoommyy RE: boccalupo Jan 22, 2010 11:51 AM

            BK is place that attracts a lot of children; they even have kids' birthday parties there. Maybe it's not the best place to offer beer. Chipotle is usually more of an adult crowd. Just an opinion; not meant to be a definitive answer.

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              southernitalian RE: ttoommyy Jan 22, 2010 11:53 AM

              Chuck E. Cheese sells beer. Thank God.

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                JerryMe RE: southernitalian Jan 23, 2010 04:49 AM

                Amen - Could not spend any time at CEC w/o a beer.

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                  Alan N RE: JerryMe Feb 13, 2010 02:56 PM

                  Fighting at Chuck reported. Booze, boredom, "mama bears" or skee ball, what is to blame really?


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                roro1831 RE: ttoommyy Jan 22, 2010 11:55 AM

                But it will not be a regular Burger King:

                Whopper Bar — a new BK concept to compete with casual dining restaurants

                Don't look for beer at conventional Burger Kings. That's not in the plans. But more Whopper Bars — which offer an assortment of burgers, toppings and beer — could be on tap in tourist hot spots such as New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, says Chuck Fallon, president of Burger King North America.

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              heWho RE: smokeandapancake Jan 22, 2010 11:20 AM

              I don't think it's absurd at all. What's wrong with having a beer with your burger?

              Maybe eating at a Burger King in NYC (when there are so many other good burgers to be had) is a bit absurd, but selling beer in one is not imo

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                smokeandapancake RE: heWho Jan 22, 2010 11:46 AM

                i guess i cant imagine hanging at burger king and having a beer. I feel like a fat bastard even walking in that place...
                and i agre, have a beer with a good burger, not a whopper!

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                cavandre RE: smokeandapancake Jan 22, 2010 01:05 PM

                Maybe this new BK will get better fries.

                1. huckfinn RE: smokeandapancake Jan 23, 2010 07:10 AM

                  I'll sometimes scarf down a Whopper and beat a hasty retreat. But linger over a beer? Unlikely. Lighting is at interrogation level, seating comfort is at Salem witch dunking level. I like a frozen mug or pilsner glass for beer, unlikely at BK. Oh, and a view of what?
                  These concept stores are in heavy tourist areas, and tourist standards are, shall we say, tolerant.
                  Fast forward to the next hypothetical test concept: the BK wine list.
                  "From that dollar menu, gimme a paper cup of that April vintage red ..."

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                    James Cristinian RE: smokeandapancake Jan 23, 2010 07:38 AM

                    Back in the 70's Long John Silvers had Budweiser and Bud Dark on tap. The dark went nice with the crappy fish and chips. Actually, the fish can be tolerable, if, and only if, the grease is fresh, and with copius amounts of malt vinegar, and dark beer. This was in Houston, I don't know about other locations.

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                      nickdanger RE: smokeandapancake Feb 2, 2010 09:31 AM

                      Next 7-11 will have a seating area for take out beer and "rollers"

                      1. Rojellio RE: smokeandapancake Feb 3, 2010 08:11 AM

                        America, and Possibly Canada are the ONLY countries where beer is not served at BK, McDonald, KFC, etc. There is nothing absurd about Beer & BK.

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                          malibumike RE: Rojellio Feb 4, 2010 08:21 AM

                          Beer is served at 3 carls jr's in downtown los angeles, bottles or pitchers, I believe the reason is it serves the walking lunch crowd, they dont have their own parking lots, so not as much worry about driving after lunch.

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