Burger King introduces 'Gay Whopper' in San Francisco for limited time

The "Proud Whopper" is being sold through Thursday at one Burger King restaurant on Market Street.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   July 2, 2014 at 12:23 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 (UPI) -- Burger King is trying to let its gay customers have it their way with a new sandwich called the "Proud Whopper."

The gay-pride burger is being sold at one Burger King restaurant in San Francisco on Market Street through Thursday. The sandwich is served in a rainbow-colored wrapper that reads, "We are all the same inside."

"It showcases who we are as a brand," Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management at Burger King, told USA Today. "It shows how we, as a brand, believe in self-expression."

The Market Street Burger King sold Proud Whoppers last weekend during San Francisco's gay pride parade and handed out rainbow Burger King crowns.

The burger sells for $4.29 and the only way it differs from the traditional Whopper is its wrapper.

Proceeds from the burger will be donated to scholarships for LGBT high school seniors graduating in 2015.

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