November 29 is "Good Meat Day" in Japan so Burger King is celebrating by releasing a legit one-pound hamburger

Nov 22nd

At time of publishing, you still have a week to get over to Japan to celebrate the country's "Good Meat Day" by pounding back a full 16 ounces of Burger King beef:

To celebrate "Good Meat Day" in Japan (November 29), Burger King Japan is now introducing the "Super One Pound Beef Cheeseburger." For those that don't know, November 29 is "Good Meat Day" because the numbers 1-1-2-9 spell out īniku (いい肉), literally good meat in Japanese.

Joining the Japanese division of the fast-food chain's over-the-top creations, the stacked burger features four flame-broiled all-beef patties weighing in at 1.1 lbs. The mass of meat is paired with classic freshly sliced onions, ketchup, cheddar cheese and cheese sauce. The mix is held together by a sesame seed bun.

Yeah, forget "meat sweats," if you chomp down on that thing you are going to be meat-drenched.

Here's some fun statistical play for you: Japan ranks relatively low on the per-capita-beef-consumption chart, with the Japanese consuming about 20 pounds of beef per person per year.

Which is to say, if a Japanese person actually orders one of these obscene burgers, he'll be eating about 1/20 his average annual consumption of beef in one sitting—about the equivalent of a U.S. citizen eating four pounds of beef in one go!


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