June 27, 2008, - 3:12 pm

Membership Has Its Privileges: Do You Have a Burger King Gold Card?

By Debbie Schlussel
Since I keep kosher–and Burger King ain’t kosher–this isn’t a perk I covet. But apparently, it’s one of the most prestigious perks there is.
The Burger King Crown Card–which allows the bearer free lifetime eats at BK–is given to a select few celebrities, only eleven of them.
After actor Hugh Laurie lied in an interview with the UK’s Times, claiming he had one, Burger King decided to give him one. That’ll make it twelve bearers of this gold card.
Among other BK Crown Card holders: Jay Leno, Jennifer Hudson, George Lucas, and Robert Downey Jr.

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Who Said America Doesn’t Have Royalty?

Whoever said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” got it wrong. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless you’re a wealthy celebrity who can most afford to pay. In that case, it’s free lunch . . . and breakfast and dinner.
Read more about the BK Crown Card.
Here’s hopin’ they don’t offer one up to Super-sized Ego, Morgan Spurlock.

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8 Responses

Ever notice it’s those who can afford to pay for themselves that get the freebies?
What’s up with that?

SamAdams on June 27, 2008 at 3:37 pm

jay leno a sellout and robert downey jr come on !jr must have trade in some bk bucks for some drugs back in the day. i hear by declare that debbie schlussel get a card from waffle house for hard earn work.

PNAMARBLE on June 27, 2008 at 7:54 pm

The only thing you are missing by not going to Burger King is clogged arteries, various foods shown in a number of studies to create a higher likelihood of certain cancers refined grains such as hamburger buns, known to elevate the risk of diabetes, or astronomical levels of sodium, known in many people to provoke or exacerbate hypertension, and eventually possible kidney problems. While I recognize and am irritated by the elitism in giving these celebrities free passes, they are not the winners they think they are. They are long-time losers from eating this garbage.

c f on June 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Debbie, I was once at Target and the guy in line with me used an Amex black card. He was with a good looking Chinese girl, and I was alone with my homely cash back card. I wouldn’t want a free BK card either, as it might cause me to eat there.

Anonymous1 on June 29, 2008 at 2:09 am

I’ve stopped eating at places where the employees don’t give a damn about the customer or how they handle the food. They don’t seem to realize they work in food service. That goes for most places today.

Sue Denemme on June 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm

unless you’re a wealthy celebrity who can most afford to pay. In that case, it’s free lunch . . . and breakfast and dinner.
And then, you get to lecture people who earn less in a year what you earn in an hour about how YOU need to pay more tax!
Bono — sanctimonious jerk who moves his money around to tax shelters and low tax countries for “celebrities.”
Or Will Smith — earned $300 million from movies alone since 1994, yet is another “ashamed to be American” whilst on Gold-plated freebies to Europe.

Jack Bauer on June 30, 2008 at 8:43 am

They have cards like that they pass out to all the HQ puff-boys and girls so they can commit egregious acts and get a free pass.
Have it your way…

1shot1kill on June 30, 2008 at 9:04 am

Rich people actually eat that crap? BK has to be the most horrible fast food joint in the universe. Out of the five or six times I have ate there in the last 20 years I got crappy food about five out of six times. One time I got pieces of hard plastic in my burger. It looked like some shavings off of some food prep equiment that malfunctioned. Most of the time they put rotten looking lettuce on the burgers and they look and taste like they have been sitting under the heat lamps awhile. And the BKs in my area seem to be staffed by lowlifes and their stores are dirty, even the drive through window has days worth of grease on it, like they can’t afford a bottle of window cleaner and a paper towel.

Ron Taylor on June 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

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