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Burger King teams with Denny's after McDonald's rejection

Burger King said restaurants contributing the Peace Day Burger include Denny's, Wayback Burgers, Krystal and Giraffas.

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Ben Hooper
Denny's concept for a Slamburger combined with a Burger King Whopper. Denny's/YouTube video screenshot
Denny's concept for a Slamburger combined with a Burger King Whopper. Denny's/YouTube video screenshot

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Burger King, fresh off McDonald's rejection of its McWhopper proposal, said it will instead team for Peace Day with other restaurants including Denny's.

Burger King, which was rebuffed in its offer to create a McWhopper pop-up restaurant to celebrate the International Day of Peace Sept. 21, found its hopes renewed this week when diner chain Denny's pitched the possibility of combining a Burger King Whopper with a Denny's Slamburger.

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"We can name it The Whamper, The Slamopper, The Whoppaslam... well, we can figure that out later. We're throwing a #BigBurgerBash this month at Denny's, and you're invited. Let's grab a booth and talk," Denny's said.

Burger King accepted Denny's offer and took it one step further, inviting other restaurants to join in on the plans for an Atlanta pop-up.

Burger King said the Peace Day Burger is planned to include ingredients from the Whopper and Slamburger, as well as ingredients from signature sandwiches created by chains Wayback Burgers, Krystal and Giraffas.

The fast food chain said McDonald's is still welcome to join the project.

"McDonald's, please take your time. We're totally at peace with that," Burger King said.

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