After one of the most shocking environmental incidents, fast food chain Burger King finally agreed to pay for the clean-up operation at it's Bluewater drive thru restaurant.
The Chip fat oil incident lead to the drive thru lane being closed indefinitely as staff and local residents tried to stem the tide of crisp'n'dry reaching the busy M25 feeder lane. Supplies of serviettes and paper towels were decimated as well as recycling bins being too full to cope with the excess.
Burger King accepted blame for the incident stating that they will change the design of the kitchen access in future and ensure that no vat of oil will be allowed to spill again.
Meanwhile the impact to the local environment is still being tallied. Birds and Foxes who usually rely on remnant double cheeseburgers or whoppers were left starved as the drive thru closed down.
Daz Clunes of the local hoody massive was shocked not to be able to use the drive thru:
"We was all set to take the Saxo down for a cruze into the BK and when we got there it was like... oy kevo there ain't no burgers in da fast lane.. and we had to drive to Maccy D's for some golden m magic instead. It was seriously impactful on our social life"
The first batch of Bounty is due in late tonight, and the hope is that further deliveries should see the drive thru re-opened tomorrow.
Analysts noted however that this episode had seriously damaged Burger Kings reputation, as the line "Have it your way!" did not ring true here, and some less complementary changed it for "Have it Oily".