As Homer Simpson would say, "Mmmm...bacon..." The Burger King franchises in Japan will soon be offering its customers for a limited time the choice of adding 15 strips of bacon to their burger for 110 yen ($1.24).
Just when you thought the idea of adding hot dog to pizza crust would be the final straw in fast food innovation, Burger King went and added full blown gluttony to its burgers in Japan, which is a country known for its healthy sushi and sashimi meals.
Burger King Japan is putting forth a new promotion that gives its patrons the choice of super-sizing the bacon portion of their Whopper sandwiches. For 110 Japanese yen ($1.24 USD), you can add 15 strips of bacon; that’s up to 500 percent more bacon. The promotion will be available for a limited time.
The standard American Whopper, according to its calorie content guide, contains 670 calories, 39 grams of total fat and 1,020 mg of sodium. One strip of bacon consists of 15 calories, one gram of fat and 50 mg of sodium. If you do the math, that’s an extra 225 calories for 15 bacon strips in a whopper, 15 grams of fat and 750 mg of sodium.
In total, a Whopper (without cheese) with 15 strips of bacon will total 895 calories, 54 grams of fat and 1,770 mg of sodium – for individuals between the ages of nine and 50 the average daily intake of sodium should be 1,500 mg (most people in this age group consume 3,300 mg).
This comes as Burger King is testing a new menu item called the Bacon Sundae. The burger franchise is experimenting with the product in Nashville, Tennessee. At the present time, it is unknown of the specific contents of the sundae, but ABC News is reporting that it is made of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate and caramel syrups and sprinkled with bacon.
What’s next? Bacon vodka? Oh wait...