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Desc:There's a fake burger king in Pittsburgh.
Category:News & Politics, Business
Tags:burger, King, Fake, fries
Submitted:magnesium
Date:02/09/14
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Comment count is 25
SolRo
The food didn't taste like regular burger king? And someone complained?
That guy
Bravely rated, Borrowed Solution...
BorrowedSolution
I thought somebody might bloo-bloo-bloo about that.

So I'll say this; it must be something in the American hind-brain that makes them give a shit about things like this.

"My fast food restaurant lied to me! ALERT THE MEDIA!!!"

That guy
There are several poetv-worthy reasons that this is not a 1-star video.

That guy
If it's not a 5, sure, ok.

EvilHomer
Once again, BS misses the point of the star system.

That said, I am deducting two stars because the narrator is really irritating.

BorrowedSolution
Should I hand in my Internet card?

EvilHomer
Legally speaking, yes, you should. But I wouldn't do it. Obama ain't getting your internet card, buddy; stay strong.

ashtar.
I'm disappointed that this wasn't about a guy who was a pretender to the burgerthrone.

I would like to choke the Yahoo news guy.
chairsforcheap
oops meant to respond to this

Meerkat
Burgerusurper

sasazuka
It's funny, but it's just an ex-Burger King "in transition". Obviously, the guy should have taken the Burger King signs down, or at least put a banner with the new name of the restaurant over the old Burger King signage until it was possible to replace the sign proper, but I'm sure this sort of thing happens occasionally to ex-franchisees.

I was kind of hoping the story would have been about a random guy who opened a new restaurant called "Burger King" under the delusion that Burger King Holdings Inc. wouldn't notice.
HarrietTubmanPI
Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

cognitivedissonance
I have a Transitioning Quiznos nearby. They sell amazing burgers. We all call it "Koreaburger", all the stuff inside is Quiznos branded, the sign is gone, and it has no stated name. Koreaburger is in my top ten restaurants currently.

chairsforcheap
the yahoo news guy is stopping just short of calling everyone in the video a fag

That guy
I think there should be some wacky loophole, like if your last name is King and you name your son Burger, then he can open up a restaurant called Burger King. After all, it's his name.

sasazuka
On a related note, I found out the Wendy's that was used for McDowell's in COMING TO AMERICA (8507 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, Queens, NY) was recently shuttered and is to be torn down.

:-(

infinite zest
CD I wonder if it's Koi Fusion? I've been waiting for them to expand. There was one pretty close to my house (they serve Korean burgers, tacos, quesadillas, etc) and it was awesome but they demolished the food cart pod it was in to build condos. So now it's just a travelling food truck with a semi brick-and-mortar location in a big outdoor mall a good hour from my house.

BHWW
There was a transitioning former pizza hut near where I lived for awhile that was being replaced with a Chinese-food joint, they just made the roof dark blue instead of red and similarly for the various doorframes and windowframes and other exterior parts that weren't brick wall and where there were once Pizza Hut signs were now signs with something like "Bamboo Palace Buffet" in a stereotypical pseudo-Asian font and a new frame was placed around the front door that was bordered with Chinese dragons on top. Just sayin' that was one restaraunt transition it would have been hard to mistake for the original establishment.

chumbucket
My thoughts exactly HTPI. Stars.
infinite zest
This isn't as strange as the "dumb starbucks" that opened in Los Felix Los Angeles, which has starbucks' logo, all the drinks, but just "dumb" in front of everything.

It's ballsy for them to keep the name up in transition though. I used to live by an Arctic Circle that became a Mexican joint, and they left the old sign up for a while. But that's an Arctic Circle, not a McDonalds or Burger King. There was a BK in Portland that closed and turned into a homeless shelter.. I can't remember if they used the kitchen space as a food pantry or not, but BK went after them like moths to a light. NASA's the same way, this guy who lived and worked in my co-op had a shitty jam band called Space Camp and two guys in suits showed up one day. Even "Mattress Man" had to change their mascot because DC thought it infringed on the Superman logo.

When I went to Australia to visit my family though, I noticed that all Burger Kings are called Hungry Jacks due to the fact that there was already a Burger King before the chain colonized Australia. I guess the owner fought and won, which is pretty damn cool. Go Australia!
That guy
I'm having trouble believing that the Space Camp one and the Mattress Man one were enforceable or could win in court.
Legal bluffs, I'm guessing.

infinite zest
Oh they're good at it. In the Space Camp thing, it was just like "hey you have to change your name- space camp is a copyright of NASA and also owned by whichever movie company made a movie nobody saw" and they were like "ok man."

In Mattress Man's case (unaffiliated with the movie Punch Drunk Love), if I can recall, it was a man dressed in red with a cape and a big M on his chest who could ostensibly fly around and deliver your mattress. DC found enough to go after them for it. I think they changed it to an anthropomorphic mattress who looked like Towlie from South Park to avoid getting sued.

That guy
Unfortunate, because anyone with enough money to hire a lawyer for a very short period of time could get both of those dismissed, I'm guessing.

The band is not a camp, and it's a 2 word phrase.
The mattress man should easily be protected under parody, if not that he's taken uncopyrightable parts of Superman and remixed them.

Jet Bin Fever
Who gives a shit?
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