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Burger King scraps ‘Have It Your Way’ slogan

“Be Your Way” is the new mantra at the burger chain, which like McDonald’s is fighting to boost sales.

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“Be Your Way” is the new mantra at the burger chain, which like McDonald’s is fighting to boost sales.

NEW YORK — Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old ‘‘Have It Your Way’’ slogan in favor of the more personal ‘‘Be Your Way.’’

The new tag line will roll out across the United States, including in a TV ad that will begin airing Monday night. The line made its first appearance last month, in an online video.

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Burger King says the motto is intended to remind people ‘‘they can and should live how they want anytime. It’s OK to not be perfect.”

Fernando Machado, senior vice president of global brand management, noted that ‘‘Have It Your Way’’ focuses only on the purchase — the ability to customize a burger.

But ‘‘Be Your Way’’ is about making a connection with a person’s greater lifestyle. ‘‘We want to evolve from just being the functional side of things to having a much stronger emotional appeal,’’ said Machado.

Burger King, along with McDonald’s Corp., is fighting to boost sales as people choose foods they feel are fresher or of higher quality.

Miami-based Burger King will also stop using its more recent ‘‘Taste Is King’’ motto.

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