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Burger King gives out 1,000 burgers to soldiers in uniform

Soldiers tucking into Whopper burgers at the Burger King outlet in White Sands in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Soldiers tucking into Whopper burgers at the Burger King outlet in White Sands in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Soldiers tucking into Whopper burgers at the Burger King outlet in White Sands in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Soldiers tucking into Whopper burgers at the Burger King outlet in White Sands in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Recruits Melvin Thomas (left) and Shalihin Rahmat, both 19, receiving free Whopper burgers at the Burger King outlet in White Sands in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Recruits Melvin Thomas (left) and Shalihin Rahmat, both 19, receiving free Whopper burgers at the Burger King outlet in White Sands in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Recruit Zhou Yi Run (left), 21, is congratulated by Wong Shyang Jiuu, general manager for Burger King Singapore, for being the first to receive a free Whopper burger at its White Sands outlet in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. He had waited in li
Recruit Zhou Yi Run (left), 21, is congratulated by Wong Shyang Jiuu, general manager for Burger King Singapore, for being the first to receive a free Whopper burger at its White Sands outlet in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. He had waited in line for the burger since 1.05pm. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Soldiers walking past a queue for Whopper burgers at a Burger King outlet in White Sands shopping centre in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. Burger King gave out 1,000 of its Whopper burgers to soldiers on Friday as a show of appreciation for
Soldiers walking past a queue for Whopper burgers at a Burger King outlet in White Sands shopping centre in Pasir Ris on Friday, Sept 27, 2013. Burger King gave out 1,000 of its Whopper burgers to soldiers on Friday as a show of appreciation for their service to the nation. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

Burger King gave out 1,000 of its Whopper burgers to soldiers on Friday as a show of appreciation for their service to the nation.

From 1.30pm, the fast food chain's White Sands outlet in Pasir Ris started giving out the burgers and as of 3.30pm, about 300 burgers had been redeemed.

Soldiers leaving the army camp on Pulau Tekong are usually dropped off by bus at Pasir Ris MRT station which is next to White Sands shopping centre.

The solders were also given the option to complete their meals with a canned drink and a packet of medium fries at a discounted price of $2.

Burger King Singapore's general manager, Mr Wong Shyang Jiuu, said: "We know that our soldiers, especially the recruits, work and train extremely hard, and as such they deserve a fulfilling meal that they truly love. We wanted to show our appreciation and give them an opportunity to satiate their appetite, on us." The giveaway follows the announcement that two stars of army-themed local film Ah Boys to Men, Mr Tosh Zhang and Mr Wang Wei Liang, were selected as the fast food chain's brand ambassadors.