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This afternoon Burger King revealed that its Left-Handed Whopper is an April Fool's joke. Feedback from restaurants indicates that across the UK, hundreds of customers visited their local Burger King restaurant and asked for the Left-Handed Whopper, while many others requested their own 'right-handed' version!

"Everyone knows that it takes two hands to hold a Whopper, not one," said Lorraine Thomson, Marketing Director of Burger King UK. "This joke was simply meant to bring a smile to people's faces - after all, we're in the business of serving great tasting food and it should be fun."

Lauren Milsom from The Left Handed Club said: "We thought it was a fun way to remind the British public that left handed people may often have difficulties doing some things that right handed people take for granted."

Notes to Editors:

Nearly 4.6 million Whoppers are served each day in Burger King restaurants around the world. That's more than 1.8 billion each year, enough to circle the Earth five times.

Burger King UK and its franchisees operate 527 restaurants around the country and more than 10,000 restaurants in 53 countries and international territories around the world. In fiscal year 1998, Burger King had system-wide sales of $10.3 billion. Burger King UK is a subsidiary of Diageo plc, one of the world's leading branded consumer products businesses.

SOURCE Burger King

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