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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.

homer simpson all you can eat
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.