18 April 2011

Burger King introduces Japan to a new kind of monster

Leave it to a US-based fast food franchise to unveil a sandwich that would even make Godzilla turn tail and make a hasty retreat to the sea.

Burger King has introduced its Japanese customers to the all new, all grotesque “Meat Monster.”

The “Meat Monster” adeptly lives up to its name by offering the King’s patrons a chance to consume two hamburgers, a chicken breast, two slices of cheese, three pieces of bacon and a few choice veggies—really not worth mentioning—in one all encompassing sandwich. That’s a whopping 1,160 calories for those of you who like to keep score at home.

But wait there’s more.

Remember this is BK, where you can “Have it your way.”

To add to the cholesterol and calorie count, customers can add a fish patty and an egg. Don’t worry though Burger King did remember to toss in a little hometown culture by allowing locals the opportunity to top the “Meat Monster” off with a little teriyaki sauce. Domo arigato... on second thought kekko desu.

Needless to say whether you customize the “Meat Monster” or just eat it as is, the disgust factor is off the charts.

Pepto anyone?

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit: Burger King Japan