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Remember the story about the guy who buried a Big Mac for one year, then dug it up and ate it on his 40th birthday?

He wanted to prove fast food is so loaded with artificial preservatives that it never spoils - even after a year underground.

On Wednesday, Burger King announced a new campaign that includes a moldy Whopper to prove their food does not contain artificial preservatives.

According to a press release, Burger King food also doesn't contain flavors from artificial sources. More than 90 percent of ingredients used in Burger King restaurants are free of preservatives.

"The Burger King brand is currently rolling out the Whopper sandwich with no preservatives, colors, or flavors from artificial sources in the U.S.," said Christopher Finazzo, President of BK's North America.

The new Whoppers are available in 400 markets in Europe and select markets in the United States. The sandwiches will reach all markets by the end of the year.
 

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Fast food giant Burger King is showing its support for Gay Pride by repackaging its signature Whopper sandwich in rainbow colored wrappers that reads "We are all the same inside."

The $4.29 gay-friendly 'Proud Whopper' sandwich is being offered at one San Francisco area Burger King franchise on Market Street through Thursday.

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Offensive receipt

A low wage Burger King employee is out of a job after apparently giving a grandmother and her daughter-in-law a receipt with the words "B*tch a*s h*es" on it.

The receipt was given to the two women at the drive-thru of a Richmond, Va., Burger King on Saturday, wtvr.com reports.

Miss Lorel, who did not want her last name published, told the station she read the receipt and immediately returned to the Burger King to speak with the manager.

“He did apologize. He also called the young lady over and asked her, ‘did you see this?’ She just shook her head. He said it had never happened before,” said Miss Lorel.

“This is more than an insult. I mean calling you names on a piece of a paper, that will hurt somebody,” said a tearful Miss Lorel. “I liked going there. But after this they won’t get my business anymore.”

“We are obviously upset by the harm this has caused one of our customers,” franchise owner John Naparlo said.

Naparlo said surveillance video would help determine which cashier was responsible for the receipt.

A Burger King spokesman later told the Huffington Post that the employee had been terminated.

But wtvr.com readers believe the grandmother and the employee may have been in cahoots.

Joe wrote:

"Get friend/relative hired.
Have them write something bad.
Sue company.
Friend gets fired.
Split monies."