It appears that Burger King's Twitter account has been hacked. Starting just after noon Eastern time on Monday, the fast-foot company's Twitter picture was changed to a McDonald's logo, and the account tweeted that it had been sold to rival McDonald's.

Burger King Twitter Account Hacked (Twitter Screenshot )

In the past hour, some posts from the account have contained racial epithets, references to drug use and obscenities.

The account has also tweeted: "if I catch you at a wendys, we're fightin!"

Burger King Worldwide Inc. spokesman Bryson Thornton told The Associated Press that the company reached out to Twitter administrators to suspend the account. The account has not posted since about 1:15 EST.

The Miami company plans to post a statement on Facebook later today to apologize, especially for the offensive posts. It hopes to have the account back up soon.

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