Burger King Japan is currently offering a five-patty Whopper to celebrate its fifth anniversary in the country. The promotion runs through Monday.
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.
Burger Business 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.