Burger King Is Using Giant Cardboard Crowns to Encourage Social Distancing in Germany

Giant Burger King Crown for Social Distancing

Many restaurants around the world are slowly opening up again, but they still have to ensure customers stay a safe distance apart. Last week, we reported on a café in Germany using pool noodles on hats, but this isn’t the only German establishment to adopt novelty headwear as a tool to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The nation’s Burger King branches recently introduced giant “social distancing crowns,” forcing customers to stand 6 feet apart.

You might remember Burger King’s cardboard crowns from your childhood, but the fast food chain has updated the classic design to a jumbo size headpiece that looks more like a sombrero than a crown. Each Burger King customer receives a folded, flat version of the hat which they then have to build themselves. “We wanted to reinforce the rules of high safety and hygiene standards that the BK restaurants are following,” a Burger King representative states. “The do-it-yourself social-distance crown was a fun and playful way to remind our guests to practice social distancing while they are enjoying food in the restaurants.”

This isn’t the only idea Burger King is trying. In Italy, the food chain is selling a “social distancing whopper”—a burger that has three times the amount of raw onions, so that it gives people bad breath and therefore keeps others away. It's a stomach-turning approach, but also kind of genius!

Burger King branches in Germany recently introduced giant “social distancing crowns,” forcing customers to stand 6 feet apart.

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All images via Burger King.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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