Because one or two burger patties just isn’t enough. This might just be the train of thought that the people behind Lotteria had while thinking up a gimmick to celebrate the Japanese chain’s 40th anniversary. Or maybe they’ve just been deprived of burgers far too long.
Lotteria has unveiled a burger made of up of, not three, not four, but five patties in a monstrous tower for the momentous occasion. Food website Eater.com notes that while this has always been possible in the past by ordering additional patties, the cumulative price of five patties exceeds the promo’s low price of 500 yen ($6.30 U.S. dollars). The discount you get probably matches the price your health has to pay as fast food burgers are notorious for their health benefits, or rather, lack of it. So, imagine fives times that much! Customers have their choice of two poisons, er, flavors: five beef patties oozing with cheese or five shrimp patties.
Lotteria may be riding on the exact same promo that Burger King Japan used in celebrating their fifth anniversary this summer, though the promotional material used by the international franchise pales in comparison to the tall, juicy creatures on Lotteria’s advertisements. But as some bloggers who (literally) had the guts to try them found out to their disappointment, the actual product looked nothing like what was on the ads. It had two buns with five patties and cheese in between. Any semblance to an appetizing-looking burger is left to the imagination. As they always say, looks can be deceiving. Or in this case, nauseating.
[ via The Daily Meal ]