Burger King Will Exchange Onion Rings for Competitor's Fries Today

Throwing shade on those golden potatoes from a different red-and-yellow restaurant.

By Ethan L. Johns
June 22, 2018

Image: Burger King

If you’re the kind of person who loves their Big Macs, but prefers to eat a fried vegetable other than the potato, today—“National Onion Ring Day”—is your lucky day.

In a dastardly move to throw shade on the Golden-Arched competition, Burger King is offering a free order of onion rings to anybody who comes in the door with another fast food brand’s French fries on June 22nd. On this official and holiest of holidays, all you have to do to be blessed with round, battered and fried onions is to bring them some fries—no purchase required

The fried food trade-in scheme started at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning and will be running until midnight at a very select few restaurants. Participating locations include Chicago (1401 W. Fullerton); La Puente, California (1601 N Hacienda Boulevard); New York City (474 7th Avenue); and Lynn, Massachusetts (108 Boston Street).

Seems like a lot of work for onion rings. But buying the Whopper would just be too easy, now wouldn’t it?


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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns