The story was based on a now deleted Reddit post that read in part:
I hadn't had the greatest of days and I had a headache coming on. It was a very long line and I was at the end of it waiting patiently. When behind me comes this woman yapping on her cellphone with a little monster of a child. This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a gameboy whenever something didn't go right in the game. The mother didn't seem to pay any attention to him and his continued yelling of 'I want a Fucking PIE'.
From there, the man's headache turns into a migraine. When he requested that the mother calm her child down he was scolded. What follows next is either a stroke of genius or a cruel joke on a mother and child in search of quiet and sugar respectively.
I then decide to ruin their day. I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers. Turned out to be 23 pies in total, I take my order and walk towards the exit. Moments later I hear the woman yelling, what do you mean you don't have any pies left, who bought them all? I turn around and see the cashier pointing me out with the woman shooting me a death glare. I stand there and pull out a pie and slowly start eating eat as I stare back at her. She starts running towards me but can't get to me because of other lineups in the food court. I turn and slowly walk away.
Some Redditors immediately questioned the veracity of the man's story and asked for some sort of documentation that the purchase, allegedly made two years ago at a Montreal food court, took place.
"I have no receipt or proof of purchase for to help validate this event," the man wrote in response. "At the time my apartment was ridden with both roaches and bedbugs, I threw away nearly every possession I own and then went through great expense while moving to ensure my problems did not come with me, thankfully it worked. Since that time I have moved across the country twice."
Others pointed out the similarities between this story and an episode of 30 Rock in which Tina Fey's character buys all the hot dogs at a hot dog stand to spite a rude line-cutter.
"I have never seen an episode of 30 rock before, I did not know the show existed or that Liz Lemon enacted a scene very similar to this during that episode," the man said in response to the comparisons. "Since that time I have viewed your links and now see the remarkable similarities."
As for why he decided to write about the experience now, instead of when it supposedly happened in 2012, the poster said, "I only wrote about this a few days ago was because I had gone to BK where I am currently living and saw a child enjoying a pie there, this reminded me of what I had done and I wanted to know if it was the right choice,” he wrote. “Unable to answer it myself I turned to the vast collective mind that is Reddit to help me solve my dilemma.”
The man has since not only deleted his post, which was updated with the original description by another Redditor, but he has deleted his account entirely, Reddit spokesperson Victoria Taylor told The Huffington Post.
For its part, Burger King told HuffPost, "We have nothing to add to the story at this time."
Redditors continue to weigh in on the post.
"No way that the incident happened like that, and I doubt that it happened at all," one user wrote. "If this woman was real, she would have been on his case while he was still at the counter, waiting while the BK employees stuffed his pies into big bags. She would've noticed that he was taking all the pies before those bags were even halfway full."
But another person, who claimed to be a Burger King employee, wrote "we put the food into bags turned away from the customer. There's been plenty of times when we sold out of something (not due to someone enacting revenge, but 'normal' selling out before delivery), and I'll tell a customer, sorry, we're sold out, and the next person in line asks for the same thing."
What do you think? Is the story legit or a molten hot pie with lie filling?