Putting the blue in the blue-and white, a Burger King franchise in Israel offered something extra to spark romance on Valentine’s Day.
After 6 p.m. on Tuesday night, Israelis over the age of 18 could buy a special “Adults’ Meal” (as opposed to a traditional Kids’ Meal) from the Burger King in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square — or so Burger King Israel posted to its Facebook page.
The meal consisted of two burgers, two orders of fries, and two beers, and came with one of three non-culinary treats: a blindfold, a feather duster, or a head massager.
Valentine’s Day, named for a third-century Catholic saint, is not widely observed in Israel. Instead, there’s Tu B’Av, a minor holiday in the summer that’s considered a “Day of Love” — but even then it’s not as big as Valentine’s Day is in the United States
Whether the meals were actually served, or if it was all a publicity stunt, was not yet determined by Snopes.com when this paper went to press. It is important to note, however, that the franchise in question is not one of the two Israel Burger King branches certified as kosher.
JTA Wire Service