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Burger King Brings Back the Yumbo After Four Decades

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The Yumbo: Retro sandwich returns.
Chances are you weren't even born when Burger King discontinued the Yumbo, but the Miami-based fast-food giant is betting that millennials will hanker for the hot ham-and-cheese sandwich of their parents' generation.

The sandwich, which features Black Forest ham, melted American cheese, lettuce, and mayo, served warm on a toasted hoagie bun, was introduced in 1968 and taken off the menu in 1974. The original sandwich, by the way, didn't have lettuce. Why has the Yumbo staged a comeback after so many years?

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Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Confirmed

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Burger King and Tim Hortons have just reached an agreement to merge, essentially creating the world's third-largest quick-service restaurant.

According to a news release issued early this morning, the newly created company will be based in Canada. Each of the original fast-food brands -- Burger King and Tim Hortons -- will continue to operate independently, but they'll share "best practices that will come with common ownership by the new company."

See also: Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

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Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

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Burger King, the Miami-based fast-food behemoth, is strongly considering purchasing the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would essentially merge the two food-service companies.

The deal is sometimes called a corporate inversion, which is "used by companies that receive a significant portion of their income from foreign sources, since that income is taxed both abroad and in the country of incorporation. Companies undertaking this strategy are likely to select a country that has lower tax rates and less stringent corporate governance requirements," according to Investopedia.

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Burger King's Proud Whopper Just a Bite in Company's Equality Stance UPDATED

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The Proud Whopper: sandwich with a message.
As a celebration of gay pride, Miami-based Burger King introduced the Proud Whopper in San Francisco last week. The sandwich is the same as a regular whopper-- only wrapped in rainbow-hued paper with the inscription, "We are all the same inside." Proceeds from the sales of the limited-edition sandwich will be donated to the Burger King McLamore Foundation that promotes the advancement of education in teens.

See also: Burger King's Subservient Chicken Is Back, and He's Crying Fowl

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Burger King's Subservient Chicken Is Back, and He's Crying Fowl

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He's back with a big "cluck you."
Ten years ago, Burger King introduced the Subservient Chicken, a strange character that was supposed to do anything you told it to do via the internet. Created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky for the Miami-based fast-food chain's TenderCrisp chicken sandwich, the campaign featured a man in a chicken suit doing anything people told it to (much like internet porn sites), with the tag line "Chicken the way you like it."

The chicken was featured on several other Burger King commercials; then -- much like CP+B's creepy, giant-headed King -- it disappeared.

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Police Searching for Suspect in Burger King Armed Robbery

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Miami Police are on the lookout for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a local Burger King restaurant.

According to NBC 6, a gunman walked into the fast-food restaurant at 3051 Coral Way this past Monday around 9:30 p.m., jumped the counter, and headed straight for the back area. The suspect kept his head down to avoid clear identification by cameras.

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Burger King's Big King: Does It Stack Up to the Big Mac?

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Burger King
The Big King. So unlike the Big Mac.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Burger King must really be fond of its number one competitor, because the new Big King sandwich looks pretty much like another "big" burger from another chain.

According to Burger King's website, the Big King features "two savory fire-grilled beef patties, topped with melted American cheese, fresh cut iceberg lettuce, crisp onions, crunchy pickles, and featuring a sweet thousand island style dressing, all on a warm, toasted, sesame seed bun."

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Free Burger King Satisfries This Weekend

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Laine Doss
Satisfries. Try them free this weekend.
You've heard about Satisfries, the new Burger King French Fry that contains less fat and calories than BK's classic fries. But have you tasted them?

What? Are you waiting for someone to just "give them away"?

If that's what it takes, Burger King's willing to fork up the goods.

See Also: Burger King Satistries vs. Classic Fries: A Taste Test

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Burger King's Satisfries vs. Classic Fries: A Taste Test

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Burger King's Satisfries: How do they compare with the original?
Burger King's Satisfries launched today, and they are pretty much on everyone's mind.

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Burger King's French Fry Burger: Fast-Food Frita?

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The BK French Fry Burger: A frita for the masses.
Miami is undeniably the land of the frita. Like our city, the sandwich is a hybrid of American and Cuban tastes -- a spiced-up meat patty on a bun or Cuban bread topped with papas fritas. Or, as they say in the rest of the country: a burger with fries.

So is it a coincidence that Burger King has just announced the launch of its French Fry Burger?

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