Here are the best places in Des Moines to take advantage of Burger King's one-cent Whopper
We put IHOP's new burger in a blind taste test with some of Des Moines best. You might be surprised at the results... Des Moines Register
In an extreme bit of corporate gamesmanship, Burger King is selling Whoppers for one penny — if you order them from near a McDonald's.
The fast food chain is calling it the "Whopper Detour," and it's part of a marketing push for Burger King's remodeled app.
The company "geofenced" the locations of McDonald's across the country. Any customer within those boundaries who uses the new BK app will be able to order a Whopper for one cent. Then the app will navigate the user to the nearest Burger King to pick up their order.
The promotion is available through Dec. 12. Each registered app user can take advantage of the offer just once.
But if you're going to taking the "Whopper Detour," you'll probably want to find a Burger King and McDonald's that are close together in order to save time and gas.
If you live in Des Moines, don't worry: We have you covered. Here are the closest Burger King and McDonald's locations in the metro area:
5. Waukee: 1,420 feet
4. Fleur Drive: 1,378 feet
3. Des Moines: 1,024 feet
There are actually two McDonald's near this Burger King. Order from either, and it's about one-third of a mile or less to get to the Burger King.
2. Jordan Creek: 357 feet
1. Ankeny: 327 feet
It's tough to get much closer than these two franchises. They're about a football field apart, just across Southeast Delaware Avenue.
Know of a set of locations that's closer than these? Let us know in the comments.