Fast-food junkies having a fear of clowns may want to reconsider where they eat this Halloween.
Burger King is expecting to pull thousands of clowns to five restaurants that this Tuesday by providing each location's first 500 clown-clad guests a Whopper sandwich. The locations have been in Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and Salt Lake City (the particular addresses can be seen below).
News of the deal came from the launch of a especially creepy YouTube movie that shows a guy being chased by the painted characters before he reaches a Burger King restaurant. Inside a sinister looking yellow and red-suited clown which resembles Ronald McDonald -- McDonald's mascot and Burger King's arch-rival met him.
According to a press release by Burger King, clowns would be the third most sought-after Halloween costume this year, probably in part to the current release of Stephen King's horror movie "It."
"We do not usually speak about clowns," said Alex Macedo, President of North America's Burger King group, in a statement. "However, for this particular Halloween, come dressed as a clown to eat like a king."
The offer is Burger King's newest dig at its fast-food rival.
Before this month, the restaurant snuck an advertisement into the credits of a screening of "It" in Germany to poke fun at McDonald's clown connection. Before the credits were going to roll at the end, a sign flashed up on the screen reading: "The moral is: Never trust a clown."
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