Whopper Jr. is no longer $1 (US only)

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  1. birchest macrumors newbie

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    I've just found out that my old favorite burger is no longer $1. Burger King apparently increased the price to $1.49 or $1.59 at least in my neighborhood. :mad:
     

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  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    It varies by location, but here and there I still find BK stores that have Whoppers (not Jr.) 2 for $2. Heckuva deal!

    BTW, McDonalds still has McDoubles and/or Double Cheeseburgers for $1, if you're looking for a decent burger on the cheap.
     
  4. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    Darn, fortunately I like McDonald's burgers more than Burger King's but that sucks for people that do.
     
  5. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    Regular Whoppers 2 for $2 in 2011? I haven't seen such a deal nearly in a decade.... I miss $.99 Whoppers for sure!
     
  6. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    The wendy's by me also increased the price on Junior bacon Cheeseburgers to be more than $1.. :(
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i can't say that i've eaten at McDonalds or BK in years and years, but seriously 'food' such as a burger for 1.49 even is still cheap.
     
  8. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Good, you shouldn't be eating that crap anyhow. A single whopper Jr. has your daily quota of sodium and 400 calories on its own. Much better ways to feed yourself out there.
     
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  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Haha. I must admit I wasn't surprised seeing this.
     
  11. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    I guess the price of squirrel meat is on the rise.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I think this is just the beginning. With gas prices going up and up, it costs more money to transport the food and ingredients from point A to point B.

    I've already seen cereal boxes and other food items in the super marketing shrinking. Its costing me more money to put gas in my car, and buying food for my family.
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Well, plastic is inexpensive to reproduce.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Squirrel meat, I wish, its probably more gerbil then squirrel :p
     
  15. vincenz macrumors 601

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    If they did that here in the US, obesity statistics would drop in just a few short years.

    Lucky you guys-- consider it a blessing :cool:
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I disagree, there's more to the obesity problem in the US then just Burger King. the high fat high sugar diet, and low exercise is the primary cause. Many people live a sedentary life style, not really burning any calories and yet they consume high fat foods washing it down with drinks containing high amounts of sugar
     
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  18. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Think smaller, more legs... ;)
     
  19. firestarter macrumors 603

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    McD's have the Double Cheeseburger for £1.39
    The single Cheeseburger is just over a £.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Decent burger? You sir, should have your grillin' rights taken away. :D
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    At 15 1/2 I started working at BK and they had their 99 cent whopper. It was amazing how many of those suckers people would order. Their request for cheese, however, incited many complaints. Cheese was 20 cents per slice and if ordered, it was assumed you'd get two. People went nuts.

    As for the price increase, for me this gets filed under "who cares?" :)
     
  22. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    As I'm sure you know, you get what you pay for. :D You can't order a Tomorrow Burger™ at a drive-thru and eat it on the way to a jobsite.
     
  23. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Right, and one of the reasons people do that is because the high fat foods, and the drinks containing high amounts of sugar, are so plentiful, easily accessible, and CHEAP.

    Why on earth would anyone buy a platter of veggies and dip, and wash it down with some water or juice, when they can get a couple of Whopper Jrs and an extra-large Coke for a couple bucks? Or if there's no BK nearby, they can find a McDonald's and buy a couple of items off their Dollar Menu too. Or any number of other fast food places. If I'm at a mall and I need a quick lunch, what are my options?

    We have McDonald's and Burger King in Canada too, but things seem to be even cheaper in the States (have you heard of the 50 McNuggets for $10 deal?). Sometimes I'm floored by how much food I can get for a couple of bucks when I go visit. Makes me smile for my wallet, but in the long run it can't be good.

    Edit: Adding a funny related link -- Ellen's Big Gulp Monologue.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBi0k3K71mw
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    99p actually.
    If I ever get a Macdonalds I usually go for the 99p Chicken Mayo and 99p Cheeseburger. I'm usually full/not hungry after that. And yes my stomach is tiny.

    They shut down loads of Burger Kings around here. The nearest one, I think, is 9 miles away. You'd pass 4 Macdonalds on the way to it.
     
  25. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    50 nuggets for $10???

    Be right back...

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