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​Burger King Will Play Toto 'Africa' All Day In One Of Its Restaurants

Jess Hardiman

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​Burger King Will Play Toto 'Africa' All Day In One Of Its Restaurants

Usually when you go to a restaurant there's a fairly boring, company-approved playlist on the go - you know, featuring all those songs that are nice and upbeat so that everyone feels happy while they tuck into their dinner, but nothing that's too much of a banger that it feels like you're in a club.

Well, it looks like Burger King will be breaking convention, mixing things up a bit with some 80s classics.

Well, one in particular:


That's right, the chain said that if its tweet got 1,000 retweets, it would play Toto's 1982 anthem 'Africa' in one of its restaurants. All. Day. Long.

As you can see, the required retweets came in thick and fast, meaning Burger King will have to follow through in its promise.

Many people commented to put their local Burger King forward as the lucky location for the 'Africa' marathon, while others suggested that it should happen at more than one restaurant.


"Why not all of them? Go big or go home," one person wrote.

"Make it all restaurants for 100k and I'll do it," another posed.


While some people were well into the idea ("DO ITTTTTT, I'd literally stay there for the whole day"), some others were left feeling concerned for the poor staff - who will, of course, have to endure the song for their entire shift. It may well be a great song, but I don't think anyone wants to hear it on loop for that long.

One Twitter user said: "I've retweeted this and there is a part of me that thinks I've just aided in a human rights violation against the unlucky staff in the chosen restaurant."

Another added: "Your employees don't get minimum wage to endure that!"

A third wrote: "So you're gonna torture your workers. Hope those in the chosen store all walk out."


When 'Africa' was released in the early 80s, it was a huge hit - as proven by the fact that it was a US number one, as well as number three in the UK and in other top 10s around the world.

And to this day, it remains one of the world's all-time favourites thanks to it being such a damn epic song, one that deserves to be properly belted out with feeling.


...But non-stop for 24 hours? I feel like that novelty might wear off *pretty* quickly.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Columbia

Topics: UK News, Africa, News, Burger King, Funny, UK

Jess Hardiman
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