Burger King Offer Overwhelms French Twitter User
A joke about an impending Burger King got a little out of hand for one Twitter user last week, when she found herself accidentally offering free meals to hundreds of people.
According to The Local, at the end of October a Twitter user going by the name Vanoukia wrote, “When there’s a Burger King in Lille, I’ll treat you all to a meal.” At the time, she evidently thought it was unlikely that Burger King would open a restaurant in her city, which is located in the north of France. But this week Burger King announced that it would be doing just that. Not only was it opening a restaurant, but the new Burger King’s location is currently hidden behind a large red tarp that has been printed with a screenshot of Vanoukia’s Tweet.
“Dear @Vanoukia, luckily no one has printed your tweet on a tarp,” the tarp says.
— Burger King France (@BurgerKingFR) December 31, 2014
And then Burger King France posted a photo of the tarp on Twitter, writing, “And luckily no one has retweeted this photo.”
That photo was retweeted more than 6,500 times, and hundreds of people reportedly started tweeting their orders to Vanoukia.
Vanoukia has since deleted the original offer, and says she’s learned her lesson about offering Internet people free meals. Luckily it does not seem like anyone really expects her to pay up on her ill-planned offer.
“Next time I won’t tweet any silly things,” Vanoukia posted.