The Economist has an indicator of the purchasing power of a country measured in how many Big Macs could be bought in that country with $50 USD - The Big Mac Index.
In 2009, Microsoft promoted Windows 7 in Japan by partnering with Burger King to release a 7 patty Whopper.
13Kim Jong Il
In 2000, the former dictator of North Korea Kim Jong Il said that he created the "Hamburger."
The reason that burgers look so good in commercials is because they are undercooked.
During World War 1, the United States Government tried to rename hamburgers as "liberty sandwiches" to promote patriotism.
Pizza Hut in the Middle East sells a cheeseburger crust pizza.
In 1968 in Mattoon, Illinois, a small restaurant called "Burger King" won a lawsuit against the giant fast-food chain of the same name because they had trademarked the name first. Today, there are no Burger King joints legally allowed within 20 miles of this restaurant.
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19Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. claims that Burger King saved his life from his drug addiction. While at a stop at Burger King in 2003, his car had "tons of f***ing dope." He ate a burger and he found it so disgusting that it made him rethink his life. He then threw all his drugs into the ocean.
In Holland, a McDonald’s worker bought a hamburger and then asked for a slice of cheese. The cashier was fired for not charging her the full price of a cheeseburger. Taken to court, the Court responded that a warning would have been enough and ordered them to pay her $5900 for 5 months' pay.