Burger King vs Mcdonalds

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Burger King vs. McDonald’s Burger King and McDonald’s are two of the most popular fast food restaurants and have been in competition for years. Both of the restaurants have been in business for over 50 years, though Burger King was started before McDonald’s. Burger King was established in 1953 as Insta-Burger based in Florida. The company ran into financial issues and was bought out by David Edgerton and James McLamore in 1954, and the name was then changed to Burger King and a year later, the king was introduced. McDonald’s was first opened in 1940 by Dick and Mac McDonald in California as a drive-thru barbecue. After several attempts the brothers sold the business to Ray Kroc in 1955 and he established the McDonald’s franchise. These…show more content…
The main difference in the lunch and dinner menus is that Burger King offers an option between fries or onion rings, whereas McDonald’s does not have an alternative. Another difference in these two fast food places would be the goal and service that you receive when visiting those restaurants. McDonald’s focuses more on the quality of the food, rather than the speed in which it is served. Some customers have stated that when entering McDonald’s, you may feel unwelcomed until it is your turn to order. This is because employees take one order at a time and do not take another until the current order has been served. Basically one employee takes your order, places it in the bag once it is made and then serves you the food before taking the next order. Burger King is more focused on the speediness of the service, but you are greeted at the door when you enter by at least one employee. One employee then takes your order and gives you a number and cup, if you have ordered a drink. The idea is that once you fill your drink, your order should be ready, in which you pick it up from another location from where the order was placed. They both have different order placement and pick up procedures when visiting the inside, but both offer drive-thrus and playgrounds outside the buildings for your convenience. Both restaurants added drive-thrus in 1975, but McDonald’s had a

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