Some friendly Twitter sparring between Burger King and Wendy’s took an unexpected turn that left one of the fast-food chains with some serious grill marks.
The banter started last week when Wendy’s touted its “4 for $4” deal, which includes a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, fries, four chicken nuggets and a drink.
The 4 for $4 Meal: a trayful of mouth-filling glory. pic.twitter.com/JjDOFZVXuP
— Wendy's (@Wendys) January 20, 2016
The tweet got the attention of Burger King, which offers a similar deal. The restaurant’s “5 for $4” includes a bacon cheeseburger, fries, four chicken nuggets, a drink and a cookie.
So Burger King’s social media team hit back:
5 for $4, because 5 is better than 4. pic.twitter.com/BZe8JFbKjm
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) January 21, 2016
That’s when Wendy’s took things up a notch with this tweet to a customer who was demanding a response. The tweet left Burger King feeling flame-broiled:
@bguerns13 edible food
— Wendy's (@Wendys) January 22, 2016