According to the Huffington Post
, Burger King plans to sell a hamburger stacked five patties high. From the looks of the promotional page on Burger King Japan's website
, it appears to be offered with all the works typically served on its regular sized Whopper.
reports for the promotion, BK Japan has slashed the price from ¥1,100 (about $14) to just ¥550 ($7). Making a five-patty Whopper order a large combo will cost ¥1,000 ($12.70).
This level of excess is not the first time Burger King in Japan has placed such a promotional item on its menu. When Windows 7 was released two years ago, to celebrate the event, the fast food restaurant launched a limited-time seven-layer Whopper, which CNN's Kyung Lah gave a try
. That item was 2120 calories.
And even that isn't purportedly the largest sized Whopper ever sold. An individual posted a video on YouTube
back in 2007. The 8-minute clip shows him chowing down a 10-patty Whopper. The video's description says:
I eat a 10 Pattie burger from Burger King. It is a Quad Stacker with six extra patties, four extra slices of cheese, and half a pig worth of bacon. I ate the fries and had two drinks. It cost me $16.00. I think it was almost 4000 calories, or twice the recommended daily intake.
In other Burger King news
, the chain recently announced its unveiling of a new unique offering on its menu. For the summer, Burger King is selling a bacon sundae in the U.S.