AALESUND, NORWAY – JUNE 21, 2019.
Saturday June 22 at approx. 2100hrs CET, BURGER KING®, the company famous for its flame-grilled Whopper®, will perform the most spectacular flame-grilling of a Whopper® ever done. A highly skilled helicopter crew will flame-grill a Whopper® over the 112 ft. tall Slinningsbålet bonfire in the fjord landscape of Norway. More than 10 000 spectators are expected to witness the event, celebrating the art of flame-grilling.
The amazing Norwegian Fjords will set the stage for this one-of-a-kind event. The 112ft Slinningsbålet bonfire is an annual celebration of Midsummer Eve in Aalesund, the city of Fjords.
- Since 1954, Burger King has been true to the art of flame-grilled burgers. Now we are taking flame-grilling to another level. Our Burger King Team found the perfect flame in Aalesund, Norway; a giant annual bonfire called Slinningsbålet. Just like our famous Whopper®, the Slinningsbålet bonfire is handmade to order. This is a perfect fit, says CEO of Burger King Norway, Rune Sandvik.
A specially trained crew consisting of pilots and Burger King Employees will perform the flame grilling.
- Just like in a Burger King restaurant, the flame-grilling requires the right temperature and timing. This is a highly delicate mission that requires precision flying. We are well prepared, says Jon Ove Velure from Fonnafly, pilot of the Whopper® Chopper.
Burger King now invites the world to join more than 10 000 local spectators to witness the flame-grilling. The event will be live streamed for the world to watch using this link: https://bit.ly/2RpIYvE. The fire is lit at approximately 21.00 CET and the flame grilling will be performed at approximately 22.00 CET.
The event is subject to weather conditions.
About BURGER KING® -
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 18,000 locations in approximately 119 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $27 billion in system-wide sales and over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About BURGER KING® Norway and Scandinavia
BURGER KING® opened their first restaurant in Norway in 1988. Today, the international hamburger chain is the biggest in Norway with 81 restaurants across the country. In Sweden, there are 137 BURGER KING® restaurants, and 53 restaurants in Denmark. For more information about Burger King in Norway or Scandinavia, please visit www.burgerking.no or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. BURGER KING® Norway is part of UMOE restaurants.
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