This Burger King knock-off serves something way better than food
If you're craving a Whopper Jr. with no pickles, then maybe don't bother standing in line at Budapest's newest restaurant-- The...
If you're craving a Whopper Jr. with no pickles, then maybe don't bother standing in line at Budapest's newest restaurant-- The BK-themed Hunger King doesn't serve food. Instead, Hungary's homeless wait in the "poor" line at this art installation to recieve a sandwich box, which is filled with money (11 euros, or a day's minimum wage) instead of a Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich.
According to the genius behind the idea, Jani Leinonen, the purpose of Hunger King is to protest the 2013 change to the country's constitution which now prohibits the homeless from using "public spaces as a habitual dwelling". Because the homeless are technically in line and waiting for something, they can spend the night in the Hunger King line without fear of prosecution. If you, like Leinonen, find the new law hard to swallow, you can stop by Hunger King to get a nice glass of their version of Coca-Cola-- (called "Capitalism", of course) and visit their website to find out how you can help.
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