Tuesday, May 1, 2012

my ramblings + burger king giveaway

I figured out that when I don't feel good, and spend days in bed I tend to say yes to a lot of giveaways and reviews. Good for you guys...if you like winning. If you don't like giveaways...you should probably just come back next week. I should have spaced all of this out, but when you are in my current state...you get the attitude of eh, just get it done.  So, apologies in advance.

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Before Paul and I had kids we considered it a real treat to eat out, I actually tried to cook back then. When we would go somewhere we were all about going as cheap as possible...sharing a drink and fries, and splurging on the cheapest sandwich on the menu. I can't say that I miss this, but it does make me laugh.

The closest {in walking distance} fast food joint to our little place was Burger King. {We even exercised back then too!} I would beg Paul for a Jr. Whopper, and when I was pregnant with Savannah...I could not get enough of their fries. We definitely ate enough of it to get sick of that place.

We no longer live in walking distance from Burger King, and when I dropped in to use my gift card I was a little shocked. They have gotten a major face lift, and the one we went to was in desperate need of it. Not only do they have electronic menus and the cool Coke freestyle machines, they also have added a bunch of healthier menu items.  Of course I didn't pick one of those when I went...I had to make sure the Jr. Whopper was still good. ;)

I love reviewing a place that doesn't realize that I am there for a review. I think you get a better feel for how things are really run. I am big on customer service...I think that even if the food is average it can make it taste better if you get a good customer service experience. This particular day I was shocked at how attentive and nice the staff was. Savannah had wanted a SpongeBob toy she had seen, and ended up getting a truck of some sort. One of the employees went in the back for her, and found the one she wanted.  It made her whole day. It sometimes is the small things that make me want to take my kids back to a place.

Oh, and I do love that they sell the Coke Icee too, it tends to make a pregnant mama happy.

Giveaway time.

Comment to win a $25 gift card to Burger King.

Winner will be chosen Thursday {May 3rd} at Midnight...and will be contacted via email.

Disclosure: I was given a $25 gift card to go and partake of Burger King food. All opinions are my own.

27 comments:

~kamie~ said...

We hardly ever go to burger king. I don't know why.

Mami2jcn said...

I've been looking forward to trying the strawberry banana smoothie!

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Frieda Loves Bread said...

I would walk 10 miles just to get their fries!

kendahl said...

Oh, Burger King fries are pretty delicious! I am a Jr. Whopper girl, too. Now I know what I'm eating for lunch today.

Jamie Newman said...

I think this post has helped me decide where to eat lunch today. :) Suddenly a BK burger and fried and Coke (of course) sounds really good!

The Hussey's said...

OH yum!! We love Burger King at my house....we're still in the sharing a drink and fries mode around here though. Jr. Whoppers are my favorite!!

Heather said...

Did you know that in Western Australia, Burger King is called 'Hungry Jacks' but the rest of Australia calls it Burger King, though I think they might be calls to unify the name as one or the other within Australia.

The Circus said...

MMMMM Burger King fries are the best. The. Best.
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Cathy said...

I haven't been to Burger King in a long time. I want to try out the fancy new Coke machine.

Mostly Jessica said...

Who goes there for healthy food? We sure don't.

Allen Family said...

I love Burger King and it is right down the road from us. I would love to win this!
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kellyr78 said...

My kids get Burger King Kid's meals as a special treat. Thank you!
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Ashley said...

I'd love to try one of the mango smoothies.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I love me a Whopper Jr and the frozen Hershey's pie....mmmmm

Jerilee E. said...

Mmmm- I love their fries! We used to go there all the time in Oregon, because it was a half mile from our house. My kids still eat off of the dollar menu because I am too cheap to buy 5 kids meals ;).

agatewood1 said...

Thanks for the chance 2 win! My kids love BK!
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

Alyssa said...

oh, the onion rings are where it's at!!I'm seriously addicted..

Katrina said...

I love to treat myself to a whopper junior now and then!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

my daughter would love to have this to take out her friends :)
thank
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Emily said...

What the what?!? They have a Coke Freestyle machine? I am so there! :)

Rosa said...

I like to have a cheeseburger as a treeat and once in a while.

latanya said...

I would like to try their caramel frappe.

dlatany at gmail dot com

Karin said...

the new frappes-- mmmmm! Yummy.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Cal said...

I love food!

Bunny B said...

I love Burger King! YUM! Would love to try the new smoothies!
bunnybx at gmail .com

The Meier family said...

I love burger king because they have fry sauce, and since we don't have arctice circle, I take what I can get! :)

Kristen said...

I haven't been there in a long time either. I used to always like the Croissant Breakfast Sandwich.