Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | March 24, 2009

Burger King Embargo: One Year Later

bk001Holy Crappolla, Faithful Readers…I just realized that today is a landmark day in my otherwise relatively uneventful and mundane life.

That’s right, I just did a little research and it turns out that today is the one-year anniversary of my Burger King Embargo!!

That’s right folks, I haven’t had a bite of Burger King since March 24, 2008.

I realize that to any normal person this isn’t any sort of accomplishment that would merit bragging and/or a full-on blog entry. The thing is…when it comes to fast-food, I’m no normal person.

In fact, a quick look at my blog will show that I’ve written numerous entries pertaining to food…most often fast-food or my sad inability to survive on anything but fast-food.

This fact is evidenced HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and one of my personal favorites is right HERE.

Anywho, back to the point at hand…the one-year anniversary of the BK Embargo.

When we were living in Southie I was eating at Burger King anywhere from once a week at my best and probably five times a week at my worst.

It was tough to resist because it was nestled lovingly at the halfway point of my walk from the subway to my apartment, you can’t resist that type of convenience, especially when it comes with a dollar menu!!

On this day year, however, I came to the same realization that I recently did a month or so ago when I put my (currently) successful McDonald‘s Embargo into action.

It was on this day a year ago that I looked around that Burger King and realized that I recognized nearly every person in there and I was sure they recognized me.

That’s right, my dear Faithful Readers…I had become a regular!

That’s right, what Norm and Cliff were to Cheers…I was to freakin’ Burger King.

I think we all know that’s not cool.

VERY not cool.

So now I can proudly say that the first of my fast-food embargos has been successful. Sure, sure logic would say that a dude would be better served simply showing normal levels of self-control and eating Burger King or McDonalds or any of that crap once in a blue moon.

Unfortunately, basic logic doesn’t really work for me in these situations.

If I don’t use my own psychotic lust for competition (apparently competition against myself in this scenario) it is impossible for me to pull off this level or resistance.

I guess at this point, I’m happy I pulled it off. One year is pretty impressive, however, I’m not sure how to celebrate…

bk003Do I go to Burger King and pig out and then wait another year to do it again?

Do I end the BK Embargo, being that I don’t live by a BK anymore and the desire for Quad Stackers and Chicken Sandwiches doesn’t run nearly as rampant.

Do I keep up the BK Embargo as is and keep on rockin’?!

Do I alter the Embargo allow myself the Burger King in airports and nowhere else?!

I leave the decision in the hands of all y’all, my Faithful Readers.

Choose wisely.



  1. Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.


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  3. […] Now I realize that the McDonald’s accomplishment is a little less bad-ass being that it started as I already rapidly approaching the one-year anniversary of my (surprisingly still active) Burger King Embargo. […]


  4. […] is because of this awful tendency that I had to institute embargos on McDonalds and Burger King (FYI: the two year anniversary is […]


  5. so fake


    • I’m not entirely sure I know what you mean. Would you care to elaborate?


  6. […] that I’m rocking an embargo against both Burger King and McDonald’s, it would be prudent of me to say that they both suck and I could care less […]


  7. […] that I’m rocking an embargo against both Burger King and McDonald’s, it would be prudent of me to say that they both suck and I could care less […]


  8. […] Burger King Embargo has survived drastically longer—the four year anniversary was a roughly two weeks ago—and there […]


  9. […] Faithful Readers, the Burger King Embargo is officially on life […]


  10. […] got a long-standing embargo against Burger King and I’ve got a much more recent (read: since February) “second-attempt” embargo […]


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