A man filmed getting a puny looking Whopper and fries for $10 at Burger King. He shared his anger in a viral TikTok.
The 14-second video was uploaded by TikTok user @trucking_4_hope. In the clip, he sits in his car with a burger on his lap.
“Well apparently you can get that far or that long on ten bucks at Burger King,” he begins in the clip. “It’s supposed to be a whopper, but whatever. I don’t give a damn.” He opens his unappetizing burger to show the camera.
The whopper appears to have come together badly with lettuce, mayo, onions, and a small amount of ketchup smeared on the top half of the bun. The bottom half had the tomato, more onions, and pickles piled messily on top of the off-center burger. He ends the video by saying how people “want their f***ing $25 an hour to do that shit. fuck her.”
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The Daily Dot reached out to @trucking_4_hope via TikTok for more information. The video has been viewed over 247,000 times as of Sunday, with viewers believing Burger King’s quality has dropped recently.
“bk is so bad here i can’t walk anymore,” wrote one viewer.
“The quality at BK has gone haywire,” agreed another.
“The quality of BK has really gone downhill,” echoed another. “Size, flavor and they don’t serve the hamburger hot anymore. Cooked ahead and thrown in warmer.”
Some recommended downloading Burger King’s app to save money and get better deals.
“Use the app and it’s about $9 for 2 meals,” one suggested.
“Dude huh? You can get Bogo Whopper with the app. Where I am right now it’s $7.35,” commented a second.
Another wrote: “Use the app. Just got a burger and big fries for 1.10 with tax.”
Others shared their uncomfortable experiences at various fast food places.
“I just had cold fries and god knows what hamburger from Sonic for lunch today. I threw away half. Don’t think I’ll ever do Sonic again,” one person shared.
“I had a similar situation at McDonald’s yesterday, the boy was on his phone the whole time I was paying for my food. The order was wrong too,” said a second.
One person even recalled a horrible experience with Burger King, writing: “OMG! Last time I stopped at BK I was starving. When I got home I took a bite out of the burger. I threw in the trash. Burger was old and soggy, FF nasty.”
There are several reasons why the quality of fast food may have dropped recently. According to insiders, the reason for this is the labor shortage and inflation. Inflation drives up the prices of goods and ingredients, affecting 96% of restaurants. Also, some ingredients have been replaced with inferior items.
Many factors in 2021 caused people to quit their jobs, including low wages, lack of benefits, COVID-19 contagion and rude customers. When workers quit, it becomes difficult to find people to replace them. “Staffing issues at manufacturers and retailers means some shipments are arriving late and some products are also harder to come by,” Insider said.
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*Initial publication: January 8, 2023 8:49 am CST
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.
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