Burger King's Japanese Meat Monster Whopper Takes Miami Beach
|Photos by Laine Doss|
|Carla from Orlando contemplates the BK Meat Monster.|
But why should Japan have all the fun (and angina)?
This morning, I headed to South Beach's Whopper Bar on Washington Avenue to see if I could really have it my way. Eddie the manager, who didn't want to give his last name, had never heard of the product. Presented with a photo of this creature from halfway around the world, he proclaimed, "I can build this. See? They have a patty, then cheese, then another patty, and the ketchup. Then they add bacon and chicken. Then they put mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes."
Not five minutes later, he presented a beige tower of animal flesh. Then he prepared to dress it.
"Pile it on," I said.
The "monster" was accessorized with onion rings, jalapeños, mayo, ketchup, A1 steak sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. The cost: a whopping $9.36. That might sound crazy expensive for a fast-food item, but its Japanese cousin costs $9.70.
|Dressing the monster.|
Kevin added that it sounded like a deal: "We could share that. Have you been to Five Guys? They charge $5 for one patty!"
|The Monster in all its heart attack-inducing glory.|
|Whopper Bar's Brandon and Eddie.|
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