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February 17, 2010
CHICAGO - Burger King plans to launch a new coffee line as it tries to overhaul its breakfast menu and boost its slumping business. The nation's No. 2 burger chain will add Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee to all its U.S. restaurants in a phased roll-out that begins this summer, executives said Tuesday. The move takes a page from rival McDonald's Corp.'s success with its line of coffee drinks. - Associated Press
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FROM THE AEGIS | March 28, 2013
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery at an Edgewood Burger King in mid-March. On Friday, March 15, at 10:20 p.m., the Burger King restaurant at 1808 Edgewood Road was robbed by two men. One robber is described as a black man with a light complexion, 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall and with a thin build. A second robber displayed a handgun during the robbery and demanded money from the clerk.
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Andrea K. Walker | April 2, 2012
The home of the Whopper is adding fruit smoothies, snack wraps and an array of salads to its menu in what it says is a strategy to offer better-for-you food choices. Burger King joinsMcDonald's, Chik-fil-A and other fast food restaurants that have tried to offer healthier fare to their menus. Burger King said it is the broadest menu change in its 58-year history. The new menu is being promoted in a series of commercials that feature celebrities like singer Mary J. Blige, actress Salma Hayek, talk show host Jay Leno and David Beckham.
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February 26, 2013
At about 6:15 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack received several phone calls from bystanders at the Burger King at 2110 Emmorton Road in Bel Air who reported a shooting had occurred. Troopers and Harford County sheriff's deputies immediately responded. Upon arrival, troopers and deputies quickly canvassed the scene and determined that no one was injured, according to state police. There was no evidence of shell casings at the scene, nor were there signs of any property damage, state police reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Burger King launched a national advertising campaign yesterday to introduce its new best-in-class BK menu items -- made-to-order salads, wraps, crispy chicken strips, smoothies and frappes.  Celebrity pitchmen for the rollout campaign include Jay Leno, Mary J. Blige, Steven Tyler, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara. This David Beckham spot has a cute payoff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f8qz2Ssr6c&feature=autoplay&list=PL63019AD07261F847&lf=plpp_play_all&playnext=4     
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By Los Angeles Times | April 3, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- In a legal settlement that could speed the breakdown of barriers to the disabled, Burger King has agreed to test electronic ordering devices and provide menu order forms at some of its restaurants to accommodate the hearing-impaired and people with speech impediments.The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by Terrylene Sacchetti, a Santa Monica, Calif., woman who alleged she was refused service at a West Los Angeles Burger King drive-through because she is deaf. The suit sought to invoke the Americans with Disabilities Act, a wide-ranging 1990 law requiring businesses to accommodate disabled people in public spaces.
BUSINESS
By Doreen Hemlock and Doreen Hemlock,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | June 30, 2007
In Turkey, there's home delivery and in Mexico, valet parking. In China, Whoppers come with spicy "mala" sauce and in South Korea, with sweet and sour "bulgogi" topping. Burger King is finally getting serious about building a worldwide empire. After decades of ownership changes and management shake-ups, the Miami-based restaurant chain is stabilizing as a stand-alone company with its stock traded on Wall Street. Now, its executive team feels steady enough to focus on lagging growth overseas, aiming to narrow the gap with McDonald's Corp.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | August 28, 1992
Police believe three men charged with robbing a Glen Burnie fast-food restaurant and forcing its manager and employees into a walk-in freezer yesterday may be responsible for at least a dozen similar robberies in the Baltimore area.Anne Arundel County police made the arrests after an armed robbery at a Burger King restaurant in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway last night at 10 o'clock.Officers were keeping the restaurant under surveillance when they saw the suspects -- who had been eating -- suddenly vault the service counter.
FEATURES
By TOM DUNKEL and TOM DUNKEL,SUN REPORTER | August 10, 2006
In a 2005 article for Disability Studies Quarterly, author Betty Adelson notes that little people "are highlighted in the legends and myths of every nation." Dwarfs were teamed with Amazonian gladiators in Rome; elevated to the status of priests in ancient Egypt. Later they became objects of private amusement for English royalty. The 18th century ushered in the golden era of sideshows and circuses - and greater public exposure. Here are a few highlights of little people in American pop culture: Charles Stratton, dubbed "General Tom Thumb," peaked at 3 feet 4 inches.
FEATURES
By Anita M. Busch and Anita M. Busch,Hollywood Reporter | February 23, 1994
While McDonald's is banking on Bedrock, arch-rival Burger King hopes to reap the lion's share with the tried and true this summer: a Walt Disney animated family film.Burger King is readying what is believed to be its largest promotional program to date for the animated "The Lion King" with an estimated $18 million to $20 million in media support over an eight-week run. That would surpass its previous promotional effort on Disney's box office blockbuster "Aladdin," which added an estimated $15 million to $17 million in media.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
The popular Burger King restaurant on Fort Meade, shut down this week when workers discovered an infestation of maggots, has reopened after an all-clear from the installation's public health team. Col. Edward C. Rothstein, commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, closed the restaurant Wednesday after the insect larvae were discovered during repairs to a soda machine. The infestation apparently developed around a leak behind a panel that was inaccessible to restaurant workers, according to base officials.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Vivienne Machi | May 16, 2012
It's a daunting feat to try and cover Bob Dylan, but when Creative Alliance rocks their fourth Night of 1000 Dylans on Friday, Brian Simms will be handling the keyboard and accordion responsibilities. "I began picking out songs from the radio on a Schroeder piano at age 5," Simms said. "My parents [later] thought it a sound investment to purchase a life-size one. " Glenelg native and Catonsville resident Simms has recorded and toured with hometown heroes Disappear Fear in the '90s and currently plays in eight bands, including Junkyard Saints.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Burger King launched a national advertising campaign yesterday to introduce its new best-in-class BK menu items -- made-to-order salads, wraps, crispy chicken strips, smoothies and frappes.  Celebrity pitchmen for the rollout campaign include Jay Leno, Mary J. Blige, Steven Tyler, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara. This David Beckham spot has a cute payoff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f8qz2Ssr6c&feature=autoplay&list=PL63019AD07261F847&lf=plpp_play_all&playnext=4     
HEALTH
Andrea K. Walker | April 2, 2012
The home of the Whopper is adding fruit smoothies, snack wraps and an array of salads to its menu in what it says is a strategy to offer better-for-you food choices. Burger King joinsMcDonald's, Chik-fil-A and other fast food restaurants that have tried to offer healthier fare to their menus. Burger King said it is the broadest menu change in its 58-year history. The new menu is being promoted in a series of commercials that feature celebrities like singer Mary J. Blige, actress Salma Hayek, talk show host Jay Leno and David Beckham.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2011
Gino Marchetti , the Hall of Fame defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, is bringing his beloved burgers back to Baltimore after a 20-year hiatus. Marchetti, 84, opened his first fast-food joint on North Point Road in 1959, at the height of his football career. By 1982, when he sold the chain to Marriott International for $48 million, there were 469 Gino's franchises nationwide dishing up the popular Gino Giant, a two-fisted meal with a special pink sauce that gourmands still rave about today.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2010
CHICAGO - Burger King plans to launch a new coffee line as it tries to overhaul its breakfast menu and boost its slumping business. The nation's No. 2 burger chain will add Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee to all its U.S. restaurants in a phased roll-out that begins this summer, executives said Tuesday. The move takes a page from rival McDonald's Corp.'s success with its line of coffee drinks. - Associated Press
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | November 12, 1993
Melinda Farace wanted the french fries served one way. Tina Cross wanted them another way.As it turned out, neither of the Westminster Burger King employees got to have the fries served her way.On Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Cross, a 24-year-old shift supervisor, told Ms. Farace to serve the last batch of fresh french fries to a customer at the restaurant counter, Westminster police said yesterday.Ms. Farace, 26, wanted the fries to go to a customer at the drive-through window.Upset at Ms. Cross' decision, Ms. Farace threw some french fry baskets on the floor and approached her boss, police said.
NEWS
August 30, 1995
Two robbers forced the manager of a Columbia fast-food restaurant to open a safe and then locked her in a store freezer before fleeing yesterday morning, Howard County police said.Officers with search dogs and a state police helicopter team searched the area surrounding the Burger King in the 8800 block of Centre Park Drive in Columbia's Oakland Mills village yesterday.No suspects were found, police said.The manager had just locked the restaurant about 1:30 a.m. when two men got out of a car on the parking lot, approached her and ordered her back inside, police said.
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By PETER HERMANN | April 9, 2009
Back in 1996, the manager of a downtown Burger King handed out discount coupons for ammunition and guns along with the Whoppers with cheese. A week ago, police told us you could buy cocaine from a Shell gas station in Severna Park. And now, the feds tell us your potato chips could come with a Beretta at the Utz kiosk in Lexington Market. I went to lunch Wednesday at the historic shopping stalls in an area the city is trying to revitalize, but all I got was a scowl from the clerk when I ordered a 9 mm. I watched customer after customer, but none left with weaponry.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | December 2, 2008
Peter John Tasch Sr., a former Burger King district supervisor who later owned and operated an Eldersburg cafe, died of heart failure Nov. 25 at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 56. Mr. Tasch was born in Philadelphia and was raised there and in Hatboro, Pa. He attended schools in Philadelphia and Neshaminy, Pa. Mr. Tasch worked for many years for Burger King, becoming district supervisor of stores in Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.
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