Thursday, November 3, 2011

Burger King Japan introduces the Pizza-Size Burger!

McDonalds has the Big Mac, Wendy's has the triple “hot & juicy” burger, and Burger King topped 'em all with its seven-patty meat monstrosity, the Windows 7 Whopper.

So you may be asking yourself, if we can't go any higher, what should we do? That's right, we go wide!

Wide is what you get with Burger King Japan's 8.8 inch (22cm) diameter Pizza-Size Burger. Note that only the buns are extra-wide, in between are four regular Whopper-sized beef patties arranged in a four-leaf-clover pattern. The fillings and toppings are also normally sized but at least they're provided in abundance.

You can order the Pizza-Size Burger in two different styles, though both styles are served in an odd “half & half” format with one half featuring the everyday Whopper's toppings: tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup and so on. Slices of fresh avocado are added to the, er, “Fresh Avocado” version and tortilla chips, cheese sauce and jalapeno peppers occupy half of the “Cheese Nacho” version. Cut it up as you would a pie (or a pizza, duh) and dig in!

The Pizza-Size Burger may sound & look familiar to those who tried the Pizza Burger, a 9.5 inch wide belt-buster sold exclusively at the BK Whopper Bar in New York City's Times Square in the autumn of 2010. Now it's back, but only in Japan and only for a limited time: from December 8th through 25th inclusive. Both versions of the Pizza-Size Burger are priced at 1,680 yen or about $21.50 each.

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