Because coronavirus isn’t going to go away anytime soon, companies are trying to come up with gimmicks ways to stay in business while getting attention and protecting their customers. Burger King Germany is the newest company with a plan: “Social distancing crowns”! They’re leaning into the King-theme and have created gigantic sombrero-like headpieces meant to help keep customers six feet apart. Or as the British upper-class call it: Wedding Hats.
Business Insider says that BK Germany has introduced paper crowns on roids.
Other Burger Kings around the world have used coronavirus to get that promo. Like BK Italy introduced the “Social Distancing Whopper” which has three times the amount of raw onions and will keep people (well, people who don’t have an onion fetish) away from your mouth.
The whole world has gotten in on the social-distancing game. Another German restaurant, Cafe Rothe, offered hats topped with pool noodles to keep patrons apart. There are also those inner-tube tables in Maryland. And in Sweden, a restaurant called the Bord för En (“Table For One“) serves one person each day by delivering food via a basket on a rope pulley system to their table in the middle of a field. This all sounds like so much work, but a Burger King representative told Business Insider it’s all about safety
“We wanted to reinforce the rules of high safety and hygiene standards that the BK restaurants are following. The do-it-yourself social-distance crown was a fun and playful way to remind our guests to practice social distancing while they are enjoying food in the restaurants.”
There is a much easier way to keep people away from you than having to balance that crown sombrero on your head. All you have to do is wear a t-shirt that says “I Just Ate Burger King” and people who don’t feel like inhaling a thick fart will stay away from your ass.