In Japan, Burger King Has Red Cheeseburgers

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Remember last year’s black cheeseburger? This year, Burger King is serving up red cheeseburgers in Japan. That’s right, red. Why? Because these burgers are effing PISSED OFF.

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Called the “Aka Burger” (“aka” or 赤 means “red”), it comes in two types: Aka Samurai Beef and Aka Samurai Chicken. (Yes, Burger King Japan calls the chicken sandwich a burger, too.)

Both are served on red buns and filled with red cheese and red tomatoes. The burgers are slathered in a spicy sauce made from chili peppers and chili paste. Burger King Japan is calling this an “ANGRY sauce” (their caps, not mine).

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Going on sale July 3, the Aka Samurai Chicken is 540 yen (US$4.36), while the Aka Samurai Beef is more expensive at 690 yen ($5.57). I bet the beef burger is ticked off about that!

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