Burger King has for years said you can “have it your way”, and in Japan, you can add 15 strips of bacon to a burger for an extra $1.25. (I don’t know what it costs at Burger King in America, but many restaurants charge an extra $1 for 2 small strips of bacon.) It may not be premium bacon, but, it’s bacon.
Adding 15 strips of bacon to one burger should be plenty for most people. However, there is always someone who will say, “Needs more bacon.” (Check out our Food Critic series for evidence of that.) So one guy in Japan added 1,050 extra slices of bacon to his burger, which made it $90. I don’t know how he arrived at that total — maybe he just checked how much money was in his wallet. Either way, that’s a LOT of bacon. It doesn’t even look like a burger anymore — more like the tower of bacon.
To no one’s surprise, he was unable to finish the burger himself. On a related note, sharing bacon with co-workers is a great way to improve morale around the office and build friendships.
It’s time for another caption contest, and I’ve been hearing it doesn’t need to be late this week. So here goes…
This week’s photo features a man and woman eating at the same table. The man’s T-shirt could potentially be offensive to the woman, for obvious reasons. There’s also the fact that they’re at Burger King, which is not exactly a health food type restaurant. It’s up to you to write a funny caption to explain what either of these people might be thinking or about to say. Or you can make a joke about the situation. The only requirement is that it’s funny (and clean).
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Burger King is about to debut a New York Pizza Burger, which contains: four quarter-pound patties topped with pepperoni and mozzarella and smothered in marinara sauce — all on a sesame seed bun that spans nine-and-a-half inches. If you think about it, that’s like four Whoppers plus pizza toppings, all in one burger. (If you plan to eat one by yourself, you should stop reading now.) It adds up to 2,530 calories, 144 grams of fat (59 grams saturated) and 380 mg of cholesterol. (For reference, a Whopper is comparatively healthy, delivering 670 calories, 40 grams of fat (11 saturated), and 75 mg of cholesterol.) You probably know that those first statistics are extremely unhealthy, but to put them in context, nutritional guidelines say most people should consume no more than 2,500 calories, 65 grams of total fat, 20 grams of saturated fat, and 300 mg of cholesterol in an entire day.
One website called it a “fat bomb”. That could be a valid description. Another way to look at it is that you’re getting your whole day’s worth of food in one burger. 🙂
It’s time for another caption contest! Sorry I missed last week’s edition, but with all the Christmas festivities and shopping and such, I had a lot of stuff to do. 🙂 One of the regular readers here actually let me know that I was behind in publishing the next caption contest. It’s nice that people notice. 🙂
Anyway, enough of the small talk. Let’s get to the picture. Same rules as always — write something funny to go with this photo. Most of you will recognize this guy — the Burger King king.
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