Burger King took to social media to urge customers to order from McDonald’s instead to help protect jobs in the restaurant industry once the new restrictions and lockdown measures are put in place in the UK.
In light of the new lockdown restrictions coming into place in the UK, the food chain reminded customers that rival food chains such as McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut and more would be open for home delivery, takeaway or drive-thru.
In a statement, Burger King said: “ORDER FROM MCDONALD’S. We never thought we’d be asking you to do this. Just like we never thought we’d be encouraging you to order from KFC, Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Five Guys, Greggs, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Leon… or any of the other independent food outlets, too numerous to mention here. In short, from any of our sister food chains (fast or not so fast).
“We never thought we’d be asking you to do this, but restaurants employing thousands of staff really need your support at the moment.
“So, if you want to help, keep treating yourself to tasty meals through home delivery, takeaway or drive thru. Getting a Whopper is always best, but ordering a Big Mac is also not such a bad thing.
“Take Care, Team Burger King UK.”
This comes after it was announced that the UK will go into its second national lockdown from November 5th for four weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.