Irate 911 Caller Wants Burger King Western Burger

Seems Crispin Porter + Bogusky may be up to their viral tricks again for Burger King with this pseudo 911 call, currently making the blogosphere rounds, to some Sheriff's department. The entire call consists of some woman bitching to a police operator about the lazy ass service she's getting at a Burger King. Apparently, she ordered a Western Barbecue burger and got a plain hamburger instead. She wants the operator to send a police officer down to provide a bit of attitude adjustment for the drive through window worker who's too busy mopping the floor to help the woman out.

While amusing, these 911-like calls don't get out often and when that fact is combined with the product name's frequent mention, it raises our very jaded suspicions. However, since we and those of you reading this make our lives creating and dissecting this stuff, it's quite natural we'd be suspicious. But, the average person just doesn't care as much as we do about tearing this stuff apart and, likely, will see this recording as just a funny bit of humor to brighten their day. If that's the case, the Burger King and CP + B have accomplished their goals.

UPDATE: Nope, CP + B and Burger King are just lucky this time according to Snopes who did some digging and determined the call to be real.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (2)     File: Strange     Apr-10-05  
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I know the girl who called in. She is a ditz and that call is real. To make it even more amusing, she's a neo-nazi.

Posted by: jonny on August 21, 2005 08:34 PM

Just stumbled across this story on the web. It's no wonder the woman didn't get the Western Bacon Cheeseburger made correctly, she was at Burger King instead of Carl's Jr. Burger doesn't have a western on it's menu...the Western Bacon Cheeseburger (fyi, chicken also available) is a Carl's Jr menu item!

Posted by: carl's jr fan on November 19, 2005 04:05 AM

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