Los Angeles resident Boyce Harvey got the exact opposite of what he was expecting when he went to Burger King hoping to capitalize on the restaurant's online one-cent Whopper deal.
According to UPI, customers who bought their Whopper via the Burger King app within 600 feet of a McDonald's would be charged only $0.01 for the sandwich.
When Harvey arrived at the counter to pick up his food, however, he found that was not the case.
I secured my one cent whopper thx Burger King and McDonalds— minie (@minie)1544579604.0
As he made it to the counter, the Burger King's manager told Harvey their system was not showing his order. Slightly disappointed, but hungry more than anything, he decided to order something else instead, paying with a card without worrying about the price.
Hey @BurgerKing I am LITERALLY in the @McDonalds parking lot & your app won't unlock the "whopper for 1 cent". Nice… https://t.co/Nvbgvkxe14— Penny Lane (@Penny Lane)1544606123.0
It was only after Harvey had already paid that he glanced at his receipt and saw something shocking: He had been charged $1,093.91 for the meal.
Man charged for more than $1,000 for penny Whopper deal youtu.be
Harvey didn't have enough funds in his account to cover the massive charge, which resulted in an overdraft fee.
A thousand bucks for a Whopper? Hey @BurgerKing , is that part a value meal? Do I at least get fries with that?… https://t.co/wPhjEi0ZSA— Grumpy Dingo Radio (@Grumpy Dingo Radio)1544466610.0
Burger King is now working with Harvey to make sure the issue gets straightened out. No burger is worth over $1,000.
Thats a lot of beef!...https://t.co/oPztG33xyh— BigB (@BigB)1544523269.0
People on social media are just glad this isn't happening to them!
@ABC7 Whopper of a bill 😳— Kevin Brown (@Kevin Brown)1544515065.0
Given the true cost of Burger King to the public health and our environment, this may not be such an absurd charge. https://t.co/1mGmXhpEE7— Mateusz Tomkowiak🏳️🌈🎄 (@Mateusz Tomkowiak🏳️🌈🎄)1544540144.0
@ABC7 This dude got finessed— GAIJIN (@GAIJIN)1544514865.0
@ABC7 I’ve eaten at Burger King and no way is it a thousand dollar burger. A penny, maybe.— California Riot (@California Riot)1544521184.0
@MusaTariq @BurgerKing The idea is indeed great as long as the tech works fine: https://t.co/WCd4bCiCqj— Andrea Disperati (@Andrea Disperati)1544533257.0
Check out the Burger King app and head to your nearest location for a one-cent Whopper...if you dare.
Coming up in #KruzNewz a man got charged $1,000 for a whopper from @BurgerKing 😱😱😱 @Jkruzonair https://t.co/5UcY3CD6aY— 97.9 The Beat DFW (@97.9 The Beat DFW)1544535071.0