Archive for Monday, October 9, 2006

Chicken biscuit costs $4,783.63

October 9, 2006


— Even at its golden-crispiest, the chicken biscuit was pricey. Combined with a sweet tea, the morning meal cost Gary Winn $4,783.63.

Not quite the extra-value meal he was hoping for, especially since he didn't even get to eat it.

On his way to work last Wednesday, Winn dropped into a Burger King restaurant in Orlando and ordered his usual breakfast.

"He (the cashier) ran my card and he said my card declined," Winn, 32, said Saturday night. "So, he ran my card again and he said the card declined.

"I never got a receipt. I never got my chicken biscuit. I never got my sweet tea."

Thinking his debit card's magnetic strip had gone bad, Winn called his wife, Lori, to check with their bank. She told him everything seemed to be in order.

Then on Saturday morning, Lori Winn, 43, double-checked the couple's finances online. A massive electronic transaction caught her eye. The couple tracked the charge to the Burger King that Gary Winn had visited, and their money was refunded.

This is not the first super-sized bill for a Burger King customer. In March, George Beane was charged $4,334.33 for four burgers at a Palmdale, Calif., drive-through. His money was refunded.


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