Burger King sued over "Special Cop Burgers"

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  1. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Good old teenagers and their shenanigans.

    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1962010.ece
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure they sued BK Corp because they truly thought BK was negligent, not simply because they figured they'd get a lot of money out of them vs. none out of the punks that did it....
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    This is an article in a BRIT paper reporting on this event in the USA, which has been put in the MIDDLE EAST section of the newspaper?

    Surely us brits are meant to have a better grasp of geography than that?

    Or maybe they've been smoking a bit too much at the editing desks?

    (Note: The Independent, generally a fine lefty-ish paper, is one of the strongest advocates in the UK of pot legalisation)
     
  4. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Suing the kids won't pay the pain and suffering of eating a pot burger, duuude.

    Thats a LOT of pain and suffering.

    And thats just for the burger itself!
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    It does appear to be legitimate, however... CNN is also reporting on it.

    Interesting. That seems a bit much for a prank, to me.... :(
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Well, if they didn't find it immediately -- they "could have" ended up suspended during a routine drug screening.

    Like the dude that got suspended for the wife's spike meatballs.

    Plus, what else were they putting into the burgers all the time they went there. :confused:

    I guess that BK store should be sued for not doing more to stop that type of crap, especially if that type of behavior happened before and was a decent rumor through the store.

    Edit: Hopefully the aldulterated food leads to a felony conviction... as it should whether it is an officer or not.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Not to mention driving their police car high, possibly getting into an accident, hurting a pedestrian.... yeah, that's why I think this was just plain stupid to do.
     
  8. savar macrumors 68000

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    Are these special burgers on the dollar menu yet? I may have to start going to Burger King.
     
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    I think that's going a bit far. :eek:

    But it's hard for the manager to know if employees are putting marijuana into burgers. It's not exactly an easy thing to discover. I don't think BK was being negligent. They probably didn't know.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sadly they have not, they cost $5.99 a piece. :p ;) :D
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Seems like it is the same price as the lugie burger, of course the body fluid enhanced coffee/cola was probably free.
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You did see my sig, right? ;)
    And since each one makes you even hungrier, it's quite the insidious product.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like an evil capitalist plot to me. ;) :D :cool:
     
  14. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    What a stupid things those teens did. Putting pot in a burger that you are going to give to a cop. Plus the fact that the cops might be called upon dangerous work, and the dope can hinder them as the article stated.
     
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    hey I'd be going back and giving those boys a tip if I got some pot in my burger, mmmm :D
     
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    ;)
     
  17. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

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    Munchies?

    Do you still get the munchies if you eat a pot-burger?
     
  18. pdpfilms thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good question! Logic would say no, but experience.. er... intuition would say yes.
     
  19. 2jaded2care macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think it unreasonable for BK to get sued. The idiots were their employees, working in a legitimate franchise location, and presumably the burgers had the BK logo wrapper all over them. Are we not to assume that BK will stand behind their product, produced by their employees, however incompetent?

    Now, suing McD's because your hot coffee was hot, or suing BK because you're fat and they actually didn't discriminate and refuse to serve you -- that's too many lawyers going after the deep pockets.

    Good thing the idiots assumed correctly about whom the burgers were for. What if they had been purchased for some asthmatic children? Might not have been as "funny" in that case...
     
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    Oh man, I knew you were joking when I read your post. I just quickly wanted to quote ANYONE who said that BK should be sued, and yours just came up first. I didn't really read it again before quoting. My mistake. :eek:
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good question. :D
     
  22. Alex Urchin macrumors member

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    You're right on the money and have taken the words right out of my mouth.
     
  23. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    i would think the pot would only be bad for asthmatic children if they smoked it. in this case they would just ingest it so....lol. you are right on about everything else tho, it is ridiculous how you can sue for so many things
     
  24. edge540 macrumors regular

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    I can't believe the cops are arresting them on aggravated battery and went to a hospital after they ingested them. What do they think it is, poison? The worst that could happen to them is they got high, whoopdy doo. IMO they completely over reacted. Im not saying what the kids did is right, and they should be punished. But the cops did take it to a whole new leve.
     
  25. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    not these burgers in question, but sunday is woppers for a $1 here where i live. monday is bacon cheese burger, and wednesday is double cheese :D you can find me there on those days paying $5 for a crud load of food :p
     

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