Fast food worlds are colliding.
With more figurative and literal beef than Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, Burger King and McDonald’s may finally be settling their longstanding feud by putting their spatulas aside to bring us one big mash-up meal.
On Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2015), Burger King dropped a burger bombshell on us all by proposing that they team up with McDonald’s to create the McWhopper, a burger made from both fast food joints’ signature item, in celebration of Peace Day. The burger will consists of six parts of the Big Mac — top bun, all-beef patty, cheese, lettuce, special sauce, middle bun — and six parts of the Whopper — tomato, ketchup, onion, pickles, flame-grilled patty, and bottom bun.
BK suggests that the fast food Frankenstein should be served in Atlanta, Ga. — the halfway point between Burger King’s headquarters in Miami, Fla. and Mickey D’s main office in Chicago, Ill. — in a pop-up shop with both the companies’ branding.
McDonald’s since responded to the proposal, writing on their official Facebook:
Dear Burger King,
Inspiration for a good cause… great idea.
We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference.
We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort?
And every day, let’s acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war.
We’ll be in touch.
-Steve, McDonald’s CEO
P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.
Should Burger King and McDonald’s agree to this ceasefire, the burger will be made available for one day on Sept. 21, 2015.
Needless to say: OUR BODIES ARE READY.