What’s for lunch?
“It’s lunch time, and I’m craving for burgers! Where should we go? McDonald’s or Burger King?”
This was what one of my lunch buddies said in a WhatsApp group chat.
Some insisted on getting a Big Mac from McDonald’s, while the rest insisted on getting their hands on a Whopper from Burger King.
At first, everything was calm. But then one of them said, “McDonald’s burgers are better!”
This was followed by a message that read, “No way! Burger King for the win!”
And before I knew it, I had to be the peacemaker in the group chat to talk some sense to them.
I never knew deciding where to get your burgers from could get so complicated!
What’s the difference between the burgers?
The ‘Neue’ team was called in to conduct a non-scientific experiment to help these group friends reconsile with each other following their PETTY but HILARIOUS argument.
That was one of them proposed having a side-by-side comparison of the burgers.
Just to clarify, this is NOT a story to determine which is the BETTER TASTING burger. Rather, it’s just a fun way of viewing things in this world.
A team of ‘burger judges’ was assembled to oversee a 6-round burger fight.
Burger Showdown Starts Now!
Round #1: Size matters
Burger King’s Whopper: 7.0 cm Height X 12.2 cm Width
McDonald’s BigMac: 6.9 cm Height x 10.4 cm Width
Winner: BK’s Whopper (Bigger)
Current score: BK’s Whopper (1) – McD’s BigMac (0) – BK has the UPPER hand!
Round #2: Value for a burger with 2 patties
BK’s Whopper: $7.90
McD’s Big Mac: $5.50
Winner: McD’s Big Mac (Cheaper)
Current score: BK’s Whopper (1) – McD’s Big Mac (1) – It’s a DRAW!
Round #3: Messier burger = More satisfying
BK’s Whopper: As there is a sheet of lettuce (instead of chopped) and onion slices, eating this burger seems tidier compared to McD’s Big Mac.
McD’s Big Mac: Chopped lettuce all over the place. Sauce coming out of the sides.
Winner: McD’s Big Mac (The messier, the better! It’s so satisfying!)
Current score: BK’s Whopper (1) – McD’s Big Mac (2) – McD has the UPPER hand!
Round #4: Juiciness of burger patties
BK’s Whopper: Flame-grilled … need we say more? According to our judges, there’s just something special about this.
McD’s Big Mac: Tasty … but not as great as BK’s flame-grilled patties.
Winner: BK’s Whopper (We think our judges have a soft spot for flame-grilled stuff)
Current score: BK’s Whopper (2) – McD’s Big Mac (2) – It’s a DRAW … again!
Round #5: Sauce
BK’s Whopper: Tangy. Our judges enjoyed it but compared to the Big Mac, it was “just alright”.
McD’s Big Mac: The Big Mac’s Special Sauce won our judges’ hearts over. According to them, there’s just something about it. “We love it!”
Winner: All signs point to McD’s Big Mac.
Current score: BK’s Whopper (2) – McD’s Big Mac (3) – McD takes the lead!
Round #6: Packaging
BK’s Whopper: Just a wrapper.
McD’s Big Mac: Informative packaging. Bright colours.
Winner: McD’s Big Mac
Current score: BK’s Whopper (2) – McD’s Big Mac (4) – McD claims victory!
We shared the above findings with our ‘Food Buds’ group chat the following day.
But again, there were 3 camps formed – (1) Those loyal to McDonald’s, (2) Those who love Burger King, and (3) The people with no opinion. Which group do you fall in?
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