Star Wars Saga Fast Food Premiums: 1980-1981


Ads and Pictures of Star Wars Fast Food Premiums – 1980-1981. The Empire Strikes Back release was full of Collector’s Cups and Posters!

Fast Food Premiums Star Wars 1980

Each week we will post another era of Star Wars Saga Fast Food Premiums  along with available commercials. This week we’re taking it back to The Empire Strikes Back. The premium trend continued with collector glasses and posters. And this time sticker scenes and scratch games were added. Available at Burger Chef and Burger King. 

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Restaurants: Burger King
Premium: Collector Glasses

Cost: Special price for collector glass with purchase of regular soda. 

  • Darth Vader
  • R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) & C-3PO (See-Threepio)
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Lando Calrissian

The Commercial

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Burger King glasses commercial (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Restaurant: Burger Chef
Premium: Posters by artist Boris Vallejo

Cost: “Exciting Low Price” with the purchase of a soda

  • Scenes from Dagobah
  • Scenes from Hoth
  • Scenes from Cloud City (Carbon Freezing Chamber)

The Commercial:

Burger Chef-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Poster Offer (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980/1981)

Restaurant: Burger King
Premium: Super Scene Collection. Fold-out chart to place 48 stamps that make up 12 scenes.

Cost: No purchase necessary

  • Luke on Tauntaun
  • Princess Leia
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO
  • Darth Vader
  • Luke and Yoda
  • Boba Fett and IG-88
  • Han Solo and Lando Calrissian
  • Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian
  • Chewbacca
  • Han and Leia, Carbon Freezing Chamber
  • Luke in Bespin
  • Lightsaber Clash!

The Empire Strikes Back (1981)

Restaurant: Burger King
Premium: Everybody Wins! Scratch Card Game. Prizes included 36 trading cards from The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars, ESB frisbee, food and drink. Top prize was an Atari 2600

Cost: No purchase necessary

Trading Cards in a strip of 3 include:

  • Yoda on Dagobah / Pursued by the Empire! / Luke Astride His Tauntaun
  • The Wonderful Droid, R2-D2 / Han Solo In Action! / Star Pilots Prepare For Battle!
  • The Defenders of Freedom! / Luke’s Training / The Imperial Snow Walkers!
  • Cantina Denizens! / Han and Chewie Mean Business! / Search For The Droids
  • Yoda, The Jedi Master / Darth Vader And Boba Fett / Chase Through The Asteroids
  • Snowswept Chewbacca / Battle Of The Lightsabers! / The Bounty Hunters
  • One Of The Sandpeople / Stormtrooper Attack! / Jedi Warrior Ben Kenobi
  • Space Adventurer Han Solo! / Raid On The Death Star / R2-D2 And C-3PO             
  • The Dark Lord Of The Sith / Imperial Stormtrooper / Droids Inside The Rebel Base
  • Seduced By The Dark Side! / The Dashing Han Solo / Luke Instructed By Yoda
  • Luke Disguised As A Stormtrooper! / Flight Of The Millennium Falcon / Captured By The Jawas!
  • Weird Cantina Patrons / Jawas Of Tatooine / Princess Leia Organa

We hope you enjoyed down memory lane. If we are missing any premiums or want to let us know about international promotions, please let us know at

To Be Continued with Return of the Jedi

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