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March 13, 2011

Burger King CEO insults British women during speech to students

Burger King CEO insults British women during speech to students

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A Burger King restaurant in London, England

Bernardo Hees, the CEO of American fast food chain Burger King. was caught insulting British women during a speech to students in Chicago. Hees was talking to the university students about his time at the University of Warwick in England.

He compared the United States to Britain by saying “[h]ere the food is good and you are known for your good-looking women.” He then spoke about the UK by saying that “[t]he food is terrible and the women are not very attractive.”

A spokesman for Burger King released a statement after Hees’s comments were reported by the US press. “Mr. Hees apologises if his comment has offended anyone. It […] was intended as a humorous anecdote to connect with his audience,” the statement said.

Hees’s remarks have caused controversy in the United Kingdom. Charli Fritzner, who is a women’s campaign officer at the University of Warwick said that “[i]f he views women as potential distractions in academia, I wonder how he views them in the workplace?.” “It doesn’t make Burger King an attractive employer for women,” she added.

Hees joined Burger King in October of last year. He oversees the company’s 11,500 stores worldwide.



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February 10, 2009

Man in Florida, USA, arrested for using 911 to complain about fast food

Man in Florida, USA, arrested for using 911 to complain about fast food

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A man in Boynton Beach, Florida located in the United States, was arrested for misusing the city’s 911 emergency phone service. Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 to complain about a fast food order from Burger King he had not yet placed.

On Monday Fortune called 911 to complain that the Burger King he was going to eat at did not sell lemonade. He also complained to 911 operators that the food he had yet to order, was going to take 15 minutes to complete.

“You cannot dial 911 because you are unhappy with your burger, ok. I know you don’t seriously think that the police need to make Burger King give you food faster,” says the operator as Fortune continued to complain. “If it takes 15 minutes to cook, it takes 15 minutes to cook, ok. You don’t need to call 911.”

It turns out, after nearly three minutes of arguing with the operator, Fortune never even placed an order.

“Have you given them any money?,” asks the operator. Fortune replies “no.” The operator then asks Fortune, “have they given you any food?” Again Fortune replies “no.” The operator then tells Fortune that he is able to “just drive away” from the situation, but he disagrees and tells her he will “just move [his] car”. The operator warns Fortune that the police are on their way and then tells him to not block the drive-thru.

When police arrived, they arrested him for misusing the emergency line, which is a criminal offense in Florida. He was formally charged with the crime, issued a notice to appear in court and then released.



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November 2, 2007

Microsoft Taiwan will bring on high-definition AV-media Market in Taiwan after Xbox360 will support HDMI interface

Microsoft Taiwan will bring on high-definition AV-media Market in Taiwan after Xbox360 will support HDMI interface

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Friday, November 2, 2007

With some topics on high-definition audio-visual era world-wide, Microsoft Taiwan recently announced HDMI support of new Xbox 360 console. With a Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player, consumers can fulfill enjoyment on a wide-resolution scale of 1080p (Full HD). In fact, Microsoft Taiwan demonstrated the player for the pre-market preparation in the X06 Taiwan show last year.

Microsoft Taiwan invited DeltaMac Taiwan (Movie Agency Member of CMC Magnetics Corporation) demonstrating their published and represented movie discs at the Press Conference. According to DeltaMac, those movie discs supported not only 1080p HD scales but also all HD-DVD players including Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player without DVD region code limitation.

Many medias and younger players in Taiwan focused on the latest Xbox 360 RPG game “Viva Piñata: Party Animals” because of Halloween. Burger King Taiwan Branch announced some promotions with this game, and the animation film of “Viva Piñata” will be available next month in Taiwan.

With announcements of several newly Xbox360 games, launch of Xbox360 HD-DVD Player, and HDMI support, topics of high-definition audio-visual market in Taiwan will be brought on the announcements and the 28th Taipei Audio Fair next week.

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