The Whopper is Burger King’s signature burger, and since its introduction in 1957 has undergone several changes, both in terms of size, content and type of bread used. Today the Whopper is one of the most recognizable burgers in the world, testament to this being the fact that the company is known as the Home of the Whopper.
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Burger King offers numerous variants of the Whopper burger, and the content varies to meet the customs of the local populace. For all the differences in the content though, the popularity of the Whopper hasn’t diminished and in fact continues to grow, proof being rival fast food chains have developed products to match it. Because the Whopper is Burger King’s most popular product, it is usually at the forefront and center of the company’s promotions.
The Whopper was invented in 1957 by James McLamore, Burger King co-founder, and it was sold for 37 cents. There was a rival restaurant selling burgers, but James believed that the burger would have the edge owing to its size, and he was proven right. Following its release, the Whopper became a big hit with customers, and by 1967, other fast food chains were forced to make their own version to compete with Burger King.