It is a gesture of support from the company’s subsidiary in the United Kingdom to other fast food chains for the new confinement.
One of the most famous trade battles of all time is the one between the two fast food giants: Burger King y McDonald’s. However, 2020 and the coronavirus changed everything and made even the great historical rivals put aside their differences at least for a while.
In a statement released through social networks, the British subsidiary of Burger King asked their customers to eat at McDonald’s for once and other fast food chains. It is a gesture that wants to serve as support for the gastronomy sector in the United Kingdom after the new restrictions announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“We never thought we were going to ask this of you. We never thought that we would dare to order from KFC, Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Five Guys, Greggs, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Leon… Or any of the independent food restaurants that we have not mentioned ”, can be read at the beginning of the statement, which is titled“ order at McDonald’s ”.
“Restaurants are throwing a lot of employees onto the streets and right now they need your support. So if you want to help, start ordering food at home. Ordering a Whopper is always the best option, but ordering a Big Mac isn’t too bad either”, Ends the note.
Over the weekend, the British prime minister announced a month-long national lockdown in England to deal with the coronavirus. The new measures mean the closure of non-essential shops and premises.
Johnson is scheduled to warn this Monday before Parliament that deaths from coronavirus in the winter could double those of the first wave and that there is no other alternative than to apply the quarantine that was announced last weekend.
“Models (statistical) of our scientists show that, if we do not act now, we could see twice as many deaths or more in the winter than during the first wave” of April, the premier plans to say.
Last Saturday, Johnson announced a near total quarantine for England from next Thursday and for a “minimum of four weeks” to try to flatten the growing contagion curve, and the measure will be voted on by Parliament on Wednesday.
Hours before Johnson’s intervention, one of his government’s medical advisers said today that, without a confinement like the one announced by the premier, which will be the second of the year in the country, daily deaths from coronavirus could reach between 2,000 and 4,000.
Source: La Vanguardia