There have been many famous collaborations in history — Simon and Garfunkel, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg — but Burger King and McDonald’s are on the cusp of creating the best collaboration of all time, and they’re calling it The McWhopper.
Burger King got the ball rolling with full-page ads in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune on Sept. 21 that ask McDonald’s to team up to make the McWhopper for International Day of Peace. The idea was that the two fast food conglomerates would set up a pop-up store in Atlanta in a parking lot between the two and sell the hybrid product of America’s two most iconic burgers.
The proceeds would benefit the non-profit organization Peace One Day that raises awareness for the UN’s International Day of Peace.
Why should lucky burger eaters in Atlanta be the only ones to try potentially the best food mashup in history?
Luckily, McDonald’s is thinking bigger. The fast food chain responded to Burger King’s ads with a Facebook post saying they like the idea, but think the two companies can do better than one pop up store.
“Dear Burger King, Inspiration for a good cause … great idea. We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference. We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort?” the message reads.
“And every day, let’s acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war. We’ll be in touch. P.S. — A simple phone call will do next time.”
The “We’ll be in touch” sounds very promising, and hopefully that the McWhopper can be made at least nationally available. That way, people will get the burger of their dreams and raise awareness for peace at the same time. It is a win/win for everyone.