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Really Big Whopper Coming To Burger King In Japan

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Later this month, a very special Whopper is going on sale in Japan. Packed with five flame-grilled patties, this Whopper will be available only for a limited time.


The special Whopper goes on sale November 29 in Japan, which is “good meat day.” It’s not a national holiday, but a pun. November 29 is 11-29. The eleven looks like the Japanese “ii” (いい), meaning “good.” The numbers “2" and “9" are “ni” and “kyuu,” which sounds like “niku” (肉), the Japanese word for “meat.”

And that’s what 11-29 is “good meat” day!

According to ASCII, the special Whoppers go on sale November 29. Priced at 1,290 yen ($11.47), the burgers will be available to December 2 during the hours of 2 pm to 5 pm. Apparently, only 1,129 of these burgers will go on sale!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Why is it limited number exactly? Maybe the Burger Kings near me in China are special and offering stuff they shouldn’t then?

I only say this, because there are a few Burger Kings near me, and they all allow me to add extra patties to the burgers in I want to.

Most I’ve attempted so far was a Whopper with 9 patties, and that was only because the guy in the Burger King said he’d pay for it if I could eat the whole thing - which I did.

My point is, I had a Whopper with 9 patties, so why is this one just 5 considered “really big and very limited” ?