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New Burger King Pizza Burger has over 2,500 calories

By Laura Trowbridge     Aug 25, 2010 in Food
New York - Get ready, New York, Burger King is bringing a specialty item exclusively to its Times Square Whopper Bar restaurant. Wear your stretchy pants because this Pizza Burger is over 2,500 calories.
The New York Pizza Burger will be introduced next month at the Times Square BK Whopper Bar restaurant.
Jason Lam of Me So Hungry wrote: "I expected a small burger with tomato paste, but this was a huge burger the size of a small pizza. '…four flame-broiled WHOPPER® patties topped with pizza-lovers’ favorites – pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce and Tuscan pesto sauce – all on a 9 ½-inch sesame seed bun.' It’s not bad. Tastes kinda like pizza, but also like a burger. The pesto herb sauce gives it a nice flavor. They should think of adding that sauce to the Whopper menu. Don’t know if it’ll work on a regular burger, but it’s sure tasty."
According to Mail Online, the $12.95 Pizza Burger has 2520 calories, and 144 grams of fat - 59 grams of that is saturated. It also has 3,780mg of salt, over twice the daily limit for adults.
"To put the snack into context, it would take a four-hour jog to work it off and is equivalent to more than the entire daily calorie allowance for a man or a woman."
John Schaufelberger, Burger King's vice president of global marketing, said the Pizza Burger is "meant to be shared". But he also admitted that it "demonstrates the type of menu offerings our guests can expect".
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