Scary clowns are, as they say, having a moment. There was a rash of real-life creepy clown sightings last year, Pennywise is the hottest movie star of this year, and a scary clown was even elected president of the US. Now, clowns near select participating Burger Kings will be able to cash in with a free Whopper this Halloween for a promotion BK is calling #ScaryClownNight.
For #ScaryClownNight the first 500 people to show up at their nearest participating Burger King on Halloween night are entitled to a free Whopper. And yes, the parallel between the scary clown trope and Burger King’s rival McDonald’s clown mascot does seem to be intentional. Here’s a list of the participating locations:
1101 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 • 259 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 • 545 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 • 3001 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741 • 3975 W 4700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84118
Regardless of how McDonald’s responds to the #ScaryClownNight shade, you can watch a pretty funny ad for the event below, and stay tuned for more from the official BK YouTube channel here.