Saturday, January 30, 2010
Fast Food Corner
So, Burger King is planning on opening a beer-selling "Whopper Bar" in South Beach, Florida. My initial thought was ... well ... nothing, really. I had visited a McDonalds in Germany years ago, and they served beer there ... I thought that was kind of cool, but I wasn't even sure what kind of "McBeer" it was. The point is, if I'm really in the mood for a beer with my burger, I'm not going to go to McDonalds to get it.
BUT, the Burger King "Whopper Bar" has the potential of being different. Sure, right now they'll only be serving Miller and Bud products ... and, in my opinion, that's a shallow focus. Maybe they want to take a conservative approach at first. But, why not make a "Hooters" style Burger King bar/restaurant in which you can hang out, watch sports, and order/eat Burger King "bar food?" Have a full bar complete with beer (other varieties besides Bud and Miller), and liquor/wine. I would totally go for this!
I guess the main question is, will they have a drive through? On a side note, other places that the Whopper Bar may be opening are Vegas and New York. I guess Philly will have to wait ....