Video: Whopper with 1,050 Strips of Bacon from Burger King in Japan
Taking advantage of Burger King Japan's 15 strips of bacon for ¥100 deal, Japanese news blog RocketNews24 successfully ordered a Whopper with 105 strips of bacon. Impressive. But was it extreme/nauseating enough? Did it truly test the mettle of Burger King employees in Japan?
RocketNews24 reporter Mr. Sato decided no, so he went back to Burger King and ordered a Whopper with 1,050 strips of bacon, or ¥7,000 (about $86) worth of bacon. The burger/bacon mountain weighed 2.7 kilograms (about 5.95 pounds), contained roughly 14,300 calories, and took 2 hours to make.
In any case, thanks to Mr. Sato's gluttony, we have learned that there is seemingly no limit to the amount of bacon you can add to a Whopper. Or maybe it's because this is Japan and they're just that dedicated to their customers; we're not sure if we could walk into a Burger King in America and expect the same level of service...
Sounds like a challenge. ...No, we're going going to try it.
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About the author: Robyn Lee is the editor of A Hamburger Today and takes many of the photos for Serious Eats. She'll also doodle cute stuff when necessary. Read more from Robyn at her personal food blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.