Burger King is encouraging the public to order takeaways from rival fast food chain McDonald’s.
The statement, made on social media as England prepares to go into a second national lockdown, urged people to continue to get food from restaurants to support the industry while restrictions are in place.
The chain wrote:
We know, we never thought we’d be saying this either. pic.twitter.com/cVRMSLSDq6
— Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) November 2, 2020
Under the new restrictions, which come into force on Thursday, restaurants will be forced to close to all but takeaway trade.
Burger King is hoping the public will make use of that option at any high street restaurant, though it did add that “a Whopper is always best”.
“Restaurants employing thousands of staff really need your support at the moment,” the chain’s statement continued.
“So, if you want to help, keep treating yourself to tasty meals through home delivery, takeaway or drive thru.
“Getting a Whopper is always best, but ordering a Big Mac is also not such a bad thing.”
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.