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I did not want to write about this, ever.
As of right now, I guess I’m still living in denial.
But there it was in my mail this morning, the ugly news that was crystal clear.
Burger King is leaving its home state of over 50 years here in Florida and moving everything to Canada to avoid taxes?
Say it isn’t so, I beg you BK.
Whenever we are out running errands and get hungry, BK is usually my first choice because they have one of my favorite fast food combos, an awesome Veggie Burger accompanied by scrumptious sweet potato fries.
But, if this deal, this merger, does, or has already happened, there goes any hope I might have of finding a Veggie Burger on the run.
We have a few Burger Fi’s starting up here now and they have a nearly Organic Veggie Burger, that is out of this world, but the nearest one is nearly 45 miles away in Winter Park.
Not really convenient when you want a quick Veggie Burger, is it?
So Burger King will now have to be scratched off of my personal quick food out list.
According to the story this morning, this merger announcement has really ……… off their loyal customers, big time.
Burger King was never on the List because they are a favorite place to eat and are a very popular, well-managed and run, not bad fast food place here in Florida.
BK originally started in 1953 in Jacksonville and is now headquartered in the Miami area.
This whole merger story is beginning to smell really stinky.
If this merger is consummated and does go through, these two Corporations will become the third largest food chain in the world.
Yikes, that’s a lot of power.
In the meantime, BK’s 34-year-old CEO Daniel Shwartz, earning a reported $700,000 plus bonuses, says not to worry, that their potential merging with Canada’s Tim Horton’s Donuts, will keep the two companies separate.
Not so fast, is what most of their long and loyal customers think about this.
This may or may not, have been a Corporate containment reaction to the recent ugly public responses, that seems to have caught them off guard with the overwhelming public criticism of their proposed merger.
Some of the hundreds of public comments that have been made, are downright vicious.
Our own Florida Senator Bill Nelson is outright livid about this whole idea, knowing exactly how much Florida has to lose if it happens and said that if it does happen, he wants every single one of their restaurants removed from every Military Base in the United States.
Don’t mess with people and their burgers, even if it’s only a Veggie Burger.
So, Burger King, what’s it going to be, have you really left the building?
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