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Do You Want Fries with That Breakup?

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Do You Want Fries with That Breakup? 

As reported by a news outlet recently, the Burger King chain of restaurants in participating U.S. cities (namely New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston), is offering a delicious little “boost” on Valentine’s Day, to anyone who’s been jilted in a relationship and might feel a bit forlorn about it.

As part of a partnership deal to promote the new film “Birds of Prey”, which is a 2020 American superhero film featuring the D.C. Comics character Harley Quinn, the well-known burger chain is offering a free flame-broiled Whopper sandwich on Valentine’s Day to anyone who brings in a printed photo of their Ex.

Those who are unhappily/unexpectedly single can present their photo at “Birds of Prey”-themed “breakup boxes” (i.e. trash cans) stationed in participating restaurants, for a proper – and likely satisfying – disposal.  Dumpees who live in New York have the added option to bring in letters, stuffed animals, or a piece of clothing instead.

Not to leave out those heartbroken folks who are too far from a participating location, Burger King is also offering an online quiz within their mobile app, that offers a chance to get a Whopper for $3 after answering four out of five questions correctly.

Is it a cure for a broken heart?  Maybe not.  But it’s a cure for an empty stomach … and a nice way to briefly forget all about your heartbreak on cupid’s favourite day.

FamilyLLB is written by Russell Alexander, a collaborative family lawyer based in Ontario, Canada who has helped his clients for over twenty years. Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers practice in all aspects of family law including separation and divorce, property division, child support, child custody and access, and spousal support.