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Japan Attempts World Domination With Whoppers

I feel like I’ve seen this movie before.

Not content to call it day with April’s bacon experiment, Burger King has upped the ante: starting this Saturday, wander down to your local BK in Japan for their new all-you-can-eat buffets which include Whoppers, fries, onion rings, and cokes.

Of course, the event is timed at 30 minutes per session, starting the second you finish paying, and you can’t simply stuff a duffel bag full of Whoppers and walk out, either. Though I can’t imagine they would turn away repeat customers, even if they return every half-hour, basically turning into the Homer Simpson of Japan.

Years ago, a friend of mine would challenge folks to eat 10- or 20-patty burgers at McDonalds or A&W, which was always a riot. It would be nice if promotions like this could be transplanted to North America just so I could satisfy those weird urges again, like seeing how many onion rings I can devour in 30 minutes.

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That man ate all our shrimp, and two plastic lobsters!

Unfortunately, the obesity epidemic over here would probably result in such a spectacle being greeted with distain. We missed out on the Windows 7 Whopper and the New York Pizza Whopper as well, much to my annoyance. Americans are why rail-thin Canadians like myself can’t have nice things.

Therefore, I challenge everyone on this side of the pond to get healthier. If Japan can get away with this stuff as an occasional treat, so should we!

Source: RN24, great as always.

Japan Attempts World Domination With Bacon

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Are you in Japan? If so, you can now slap 15 slices of bacon on your Burger King whopper (do they call ’em “whoppers” in Japan?) for ¥100. That’s about $1.20 to you and me, Russ. This replaces the normal upcharge of ¥60 for a paltry, ancestor-dishonouring 3 slices.

I don’t know why anyone would want to do this, but we’re talking about a nation that’s spawned countless bizarre fast food concoctions… and this guy. So, whatever. Scotland has its deep-frying obsession; Japan has random, massive bouts of over-consumption.

Listen up kids: after spending a couple years as a wage slave food monkey, I know a thing or two about bacon, or rather the reddish-pink (mauve?) slivers of slimy meat-like extract that most chains attempt to pass off as bacon. You don’t want it in your body. Or on your body, or even near your body. If this “bacon” is remotely body-adjacent, you might want to leave the room.

Also, don’t do what this guy does.

Maybe I’m just a little anti-bacon thanks to the internet trying to force it into a meme. That, and the prospect of a bacon-themed reality show.

Source: Japanator.