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Sandwich Monday: Everything In The Burger King's Empire

This is as close as you want to get. i
This is as close as you want to get.

If you go to Burger King's website, you'll find they've failed to make downloadable onion rings, despite our many requests. You'll also find an animation of a burger being made with pretty much everything on their menu and the phrase "Have It Your Way." We wanted to see if they really meant it.

They did. It was $10.

Robert: The ingredients are beef patty, chicken patty, fish filet, onion rings, french fries, american cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup and an apple pie, on a sesame seed bun.

Peter: It's like the Big Mac song, except really difficult to sing. Or eat, as it turns out.

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A look within

Peter: It's like an 18th century philosophy experiment gone horribly wrong ... "if all the food of Burger King hath deliciousness, then should not all the foods eaten together be most delicious of all?"

Ian: The only thing I know about philosophy is I Kant eat any more of this.

This sandwich measures 3/5 Peterheads. i

This sandwich measures 3/5 Peterheads. NPR hide caption

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This sandwich measures 3/5 Peterheads.

This sandwich measures 3/5 Peterheads.


Mike: This is the perfect sandwich to eat in honor of the NBA All-Star Game ... a bunch of component parts that don't play well together and cause stomach cramps.

Ian: No way is that Kobe beef though.

Robert: Can someone please help me reattach my jaws?

Eva doesn't like it. i
Eva doesn't like it.

Robert: Scientists call the maximum amount of stuff you can pile up before it collapses "the angle of repose." This sandwich is "the angle of nausea."

Eva: If you're flying and you don't want to pay the fee for checked sandwiches, this is a great way to cram all your meats into one carry-on.

Ian: They really should have set the flame-broiler on "cremate."

[The verdict: in the long history of Sandwich Monday, this is the worst thing we've ever had. Way worse than the sum of its parts. Avoid, avoid, avoid. If you must, it's best eaten "wine-tasting style."]



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