In college, there are two things that most students learn to value, beer and cheap, non-Baker food. Recently, Burger King has opened a “Whopper Bar” in Miami that goes beyond the ordinary Whoppers, fries and chicken tenders — allowing the addition of beer to a combo for just $2. Burger King is hoping that soon Whopper Bars will start to be placed in big cities. Burger King is going to serve Miller and Coors beer. With college students as the target for these new changes, how do Juniata College Students feel about the Whopper Bar?
Sara Pomanti ’12, Hummelstown, Pa.: “College students hit up fast food places enough, and alcohol is their favorite past time, but a drive thru that serves alcohol just rubs me the wrong way.”
Andrew Hirsh ’11, Annadale, Va.: “Alcohol at a drive-through window would be a great idea to make revenue if you were Burger King. On the other hand, alcohol at a drive-through window will receive a lot of criticism because alcohol and driving do not mix.”
Carianne Turin ’12, Ligonier, Pa.: “Well very interesting; of course America would add easy access to alcohol to the fast food menu. The aspect I thought of is driving – so you’re supposed to have a beer while driving? Or are you just supposed to buy a beer, drink it there, and then drive back to your house?”
Vicky Thornton ’12, Millington, N.J.: “When I turn 21 ,I would go to the Whopper Bar all the time so I could and eat my chicken nuggets with a cold beer. I also hope that this happens in Huntingdon because we could definitely use another form of entertainment.”
Samantha Smith ’11, East Stroudsburg, Pa: “This just does not seem to be something that would appeal to me. Obviously college students are the targets, and although many college students crave a cheeseburger after/during a night of drinking, I feel as though this could end up not turning out the way it was intended to. I just think it makes more sense to keep the burgers and beer separate, for safety reasons.”
-Moira Nugent ’11, Juniata Online Journalist