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Fast Food Friday: Burger Chain Anniversary and a Hobbit Menu

Burger King celebrates 55 years and Denny's introduces a "Hobbit" menu to coincide with the upcoming film. Stores in Laguna Niguel and Dana Point will participate.

It's Friday again and that means it's time for another round of fast-food/casual updates.

Happy Birthday Whopper

Burger King is celebrating the Whopper's 55th anniversary with a new menu. The HOME OF THE WHOPPER restaurants nationwide including the location in Dana Point, have three new, limited-time menu items in commemorative retro-style anniversary packaging, with more anniversary-related announcements planned for the coming weeks.

The new 55th Anniversary limited-time-only menu offerings include:

  • Wisconsin White Cheddar WHOPPER Sandwich:  Sandwich prepared with fire-grilled, USDA-certified ground beef, topped with thick-cut hardwood smoked bacon, natural Wisconsin white cheddar cheese, juicy tomatoes, freshly cut lettuce, crunchy pickle slices, sliced red onions, all on a toasted sesame seed bun. Also available as a WHOPPER JR. Sandwich. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.49 and $2.19).
  • ANGRY WHOPPER Sandwich: Prepared with fire-grilled, USDA-certified ground beef, thick-cut hardwood smoked bacon, melted Habanero cheese, jalapeño slices, spicy onion petals, red ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce and angry sauce, all served on a toasted sesame seed bun. Also available as a WHOPPER JR. Sandwich. (Suggested retail price starts at $4.49 and $2.19).
  • Seasoned Sweet Potato Curly Fries:  New “twist” on the popular sweet potato fries, this savory sweet alternative is seasoned to perfection with a blend of spices and served hot and fresh each day. (Suggested retail price starts at $1.89).

These 55th Anniversary menu items are available for a limited-time-only at participating BK restaurants nationwide including Dana Point.

Denny's New Hobbit Menu

Denny's has paired up with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring menu items and one-of-a-kind memorabilia to the national diner inspired by the upcoming epic adventure The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Hobbit film fans can get their first taste of Middle-earth inspired fare in restaurants starting Nov. 6.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is set to release in theaters on Dec. 14, and is the first of three films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Denny’s new The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-themed menu will feature a 11 new breakfast, lunch and dinner menu offerings including the “Hobbit Hole Breakfast,” “Frodo’s Pot Roast Skillet,” and “Build Your Own Hobbit Slam,” which includes new limited time holiday favorites such as “Pumpkin Patch Pancakes,” “Shire Sausage,” and “Seed Cake French Toast.”

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