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HUH? Order Your Whopper by Burger King On It’s ‘Whopper Detour” For 1 Penny At McDonald’s

Since forever, we have been brainwashed to know that we could only get a Big Mac from McDonald’s and we could only get a Whopper from Burger King. Well for nine days, forever will end because for 1 penny, you will be able to order a Whopper from McDonald’s. Talk about never say never.

“Don’t miss out on your chance to order the first Whopper sandwich ever available only ‘at’ McDonald’s,” Burger King said.

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Next week, Tuesday through Dec. 12, Burger King is selling its iconic burger for a penny at McDonald’s in a promotion called the “Whopper Detour.”

No, you can’t have it your way at McDonald’s, but you need to be close to the location of one to get the Burger King deal. The promotion is part of Burger King’s relaunched BK app, which now offers the ability to place orders in advance for participating locations.

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The promotion “works by geofencing McDonald’s locations across the country,” Burger King said in a statement. “If a guest is inside one of these geofenced areas and has the new BK App on their device, the app will unlock the WHOPPER sandwich for a penny promotion.”

Then after the order is placed, the user will be “detoured” away from McDonald’s and the app will navigate them to the nearest Burger King to pick up the burger.  The penny deal can be redeemed one time per registered user at participating locations nationwide.

Burger King recently relaunched its app, allowing customers to place orders via mobile. McDonald’s has more than 14,000 locations across the US. Burger King has about 6,600 fast-food locations. The deal provides an explanation for a seemingly bizarre Burger King tweet on Tuesday morning: “brb going to McDonald’s.”

The fast-food chain also released a short video about the deal with people trying unsuccessfully to order the Whopper at McDonald’s. Before heading to either fast-food restaurant, check the BK app to see where mobile ordering is available.