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Absolutely insane scenes as 25c burger deal causes terrifying stampede

How far would you go for a cheap burger?

A fast food chain in the Philippines caused mass crowds and pandemonium after slashing the price of its burger on Monday.

Zark’s Burgers, a popular franchise in the Philippines, decided to sell its trademark burgers for the amazing price of 8 pesos ($AUD 0.25) in celebration of its 8th anniversary.

If you are wondering why so many people were out and about on a Monday, there is a good reason for that.

Zark’s anniversary promo just happened to coincide with National Heroes’ Day, which is a public holiday in the Philippines.

Extremely cheap and popular burgers, a densely populated area and a public holiday. What could go wrong?

Lots.

Oh and for some reason, Zark’s thought it would be a good idea to limit the deal to only the first 80 customers to show up.

The result was massive crowds and chaos reportedly taking place at the SM malls in Bacoor and San Mateo.

People screamed, pushed and shoved their way towards those cheap burgers, with videos of the madness making their way onto social media.

In a Facebook post, Zark’s has officially apologized for making folks go absolutely ballistic for burgers.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience experienced by patrons and other mall shoppers unintentionally brought about by this celebration that was intended to thank all of you for 8 years of loyal support and patronage,” Zark’s wrote. “We would also like to thank all officers, mall managers and security teams for ensuring everyone’s safety. Thank you.”

Thankfully, it appears that no one was hurt in the incident.

Take this as a warning, people. If Macca’s ever puts out a 25-cent burger deal, just stay home. It isn’t worth getting trampled over.

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