Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Chains >
Dec 2, 2012 11:06 AM

Burger King original whopper

Just heard a commercial for Burger King 50th celebration- buy one whopper and for 55 cents get an "original" whopper.If it is original,does that mean the whopper has changed,and the one you get has been in storage for fifty years?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. It means you don't get to buy a Junior, Double, Triple, Angry or Wisconsin White Cheddar Whopper for 55ยข

    Cheese is extra on a Whopper.

    1. okay...I'll about the bonus is for a no cheese, original price whopper.

      1. They say "original" whopper because they are promoting the two new whoppers... the Wisconsin white cheddar and the angry whopper.

        1. At any rate, it is a good deal. I'm having BK original whoppers for dinner December 6th through 9th.

          Oh, and by the way, it's 55 years. 1971.

          5 Replies
          1. re: GraydonCarter

            What's with the 1971? That is only 41. Wikipedia says they opened in Jacksonville FL in 1953 as Insta-Burger King. That makes them almost sixty. Confusing. Oh well, go get your cheap burger on guys. :-)

            1. re: suzigirl

              Heh, I didn't even do the math in my head. I do remember my mother loving the Whopper circa 1971. It came in a cellophane wrapper.

              1. re: GraydonCarter

                It takes two hands to handle a whopper, the two fisted burger from Burger King....
                1971 when I was finishing high school..............................

              2. re: suzigirl

                The Whopper was introduced in 1957. 1957 + 55 + 2012

            2. Ever since I've gotten that "liquid smoke" taste from a BK Whopper, I haven't had the urge to go back.

              1 Reply
              1. re: ipsedixit

                Same here. Last time I ate at BK (about 10 years ago), I was burping fake smoke taste the rest of the day. No thanks.