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Have it your way: The Burger King ‘Meat Monster’

Katharine Crnko Apr 14, 2011

Burger King menus in Japan how have the distinct honor of hosting BK’s newest sandwich, the Meat Monster.

This lunch-time behemoth is made of two hamburger patties, a chicken breast fillet, two slices of processed cheese, three slices of bacon, optional egg patty, and contains all the trimmings (lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, ketchup, teriyaki sauce) served between seeded white buns.

That’s one impressive sandwich, but so is the calorie count. According to The Consumerist:

While the PDF press release breaks down the cost of the Monster and its componentsit doesn’t seem to make mention of the calorie count. But if you were to make the same beast using the U.S. equivalents of the elements in the Monster, you’d be looking at: 1160 calories, 24g of saturated fat, 240mg of cholesterol, 13g of sugar, 54g carbs, 69g of fat, 1.5g of trans fat, and 2290mg sodium.

According to a press release from Burger King, the Meat Monster will cost you about $9.70.

But in the tradition of Burger King, customers interested in the Meat Monster are encouraged to have it their way.

Sadly, the Meat Monster will only be attacking diners in Japan … for now.


Does the Meat Monster make your mouth water? Be sure to check out today’s report and video on fake chicken from Adriene Hill.

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