Everything is different Down Under, even the King. In 1991 when Burger King was planning to open their first restaurant in Australia, they were in for an unpleasant surprise. Burger King as a trademark already existed in the southern continent, and they had to think of another name for the Australian chain.
Hungry Jack is what they came up with, and even today, if you happen to walk the land below, don’t look for the King, look for the Jack.
Outback the Back
Outback Steakhouse is one of the best steak houses that was exported to America from Australia. Well, that is not so true. As it turns out, and despite the false advertisement, Outback Steakhouse is not Australian at all.
Even more, the founders of this chain have never set foot in the land down under. They don't have any authentic Australian dishes on their menu, and they don't even know what Australian food is all about. They just wanted to advertise it that way because it sounded unique.
The Chosen Ones
As if celebs don't already have it all. If you are a first-class celeb, like Jay Leno or Jennifer Hudson, you are indeed a chosen one. A chosen one to be on the grand Burger King Crown Card prestige list.
Those who are lucky enough to have a Crown Card will grant themselves a lifetime supply of burgers and fries at any Burger King restaurant of their choice. As if celebs don't already have it all.
The Other Wopper
We are not sure if, today, in the 21st century, someone could get away with something like this, however, back in 1960, no one seemed to mind. Burger King, home of the Whopper as we know it, was established in 1954 in Miami, Florida. As it turns out, this wasn't the only king around.
Six years later, in 1960, another burger joint with the same name was established in Matton, Illinois. The King of Illinois was wise enough to trademark the name and therefore was allowed to keep it.
You don't have to go to Burger King if you want to smell like a flaming hot whopper and medium fries. Well, at least you didn't have to in 1995. It was then that the burger brand launched a limited edition cologne that smelled like a mouthwatering meat patty.
The delicious scent was on offer only in Japan and cost $55. In our opinion, it could be cheaper to buy a happy meal and simply spread it all over your body.