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Burger King Gets Heat Over Global Warming Sign

Burger King Gets Heat Over Global Warming Sign

Multiple franchises of the Burger King chain in Tennessee posted some odd signage, which claimed that “Global Warming is Baloney.”

Chris Davis, a local reporter for the Memphis Flyer, called one of the locations and asked whether the message on the sign reflected the beliefs of the Burger King franchise, or whether it was some sort of joke or mistake. After some waffling, the manager said that it wasn’t a mistake and did indeed reflect the opinions of Burger King International.

After some digging, Davis finally heard from Susan Robison, the vice president of corporate communications at the Burger King Corporation:

“This statement [Global Warming is baloney] does not reflect a Burger King Corp. (BKC) opinion or view. The two restaurants where these signs appeared are independently owned and operated and were not authorized to display this statement. The signs have since been removed. BKC believes in operating as a socially responsible company and is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where it lives and works.”

Davis found that the franchises displaying the signs were all owned by Mirabile Investment Corporation (MIC) that owns more than 40 Burger Kings across Tennessee. He tried to contact the company for comment but has yet to hear back.

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  1. Paula ward

    June 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Won’t be frequenting these chains.

  2. Merle Keeneth

    December 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the write-up. Very informative. My parents and I visit Memphis every summer. We go to Graceland, Beale Street, the Sun Studio, and then to the blues clubs for the evening. Always a good time!

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