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August 28, 2015 11:54 AM EDT

Who needs the McWhopper when you can have the Whipple Whipple?

At least that’s what John Eucalitto, president of Wayback Burgers, a private, Connecticut-based burger chain, implied yesterday, when he offered to take McDonald’s place in a burger partnership with Burger King. Eucalitto wrote in a statement:

The statement comes after McDonald’s declined on Burger King’s proposal to collaborate on a “McWhopper” in celebration of world peace. In addition to full-page ads in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, Burger King tweeted about “settling the beef”:

In response, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook wrote in a Facebook post that “our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference,” and reminded its burger rival that the competition between them does not equal “circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war.”

And so the burger games continue, with perhaps a third player in the mix.

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