Can Burger King’s ‘Nightmare King’ Really Give You Bad Dreams?

A new, limited-time-only burger at Burger King has a peculiar selling point: It’s supposed to give you nightmares. Yes, Burger King’s Halloween-themed “Nightmare King” burger is allegedly “clinically proven” to induce nightmares, according to a press release from the company. But in reality, the study the burger chain commissioned to find out if the green-bunned…

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Burger chain Sonic to be acquired by Arby’s parent company in $2.3 billion deal

The parent company of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings is acquiring burger chain Sonic in a deal valued at $2.3 billion, the companies announced Tuesday. Sonic shareholders will receive $43.50 per share in cash, which is a 19 percent premium to Sonic’s Monday close.The company’s stock rose more than 18 percent Tuesday, hitting an all-time…

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A Burger Joint Where Robots Make Your Food

When he was 9 years old, Alex Vardakostas started working at his parents’ fast-food restaurant in southern California, where he experienced firsthand the mindless repetition of flipping burgers. “Let’s be honest, it’s not the culmination of the human spirit,” said Vardakostas, now 33. His experience led him to a career in robotics; with machines, he…

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