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Burger King Japan’s Extreme Burger Is 1lb Of Meat And Doesn’t Mess With Buns

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Whenever craving a fast-food burger, for me, the meatier, the better. When Burger King Japan dropped a new burger that featured an incremental amount of meat and nixed the burger buns, my jaw dropped.

The Japanese branch of the iconic Burger King chain just introduced the Extreme Burger.

Boasting more than 1 pound of meat, the sandwich features four juicy beef patties, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, and cheese.

Customers who find stability in burger buns may need to look elsewhere. Though a slightly more expensive version with buns, dubbed the Maximum Burger, is also available for purchase.

Available now at all Burger King locations in Japan, the burger is priced at 1400 yen (USD 13.50), making it more than three times the price of a Whopper in the country. Still, for more than a pound of burger, that sounds about right.

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Pizza Hut Tosses Stuffing And Gravy Onto New Christmas Pizza In The UK

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As far as holiday meals go, I actually look forward to Christmas Dinner more than I do Thanksgiving. It’s got many of the same staples but carries so much less weight and obligations.

Pizza Hut UK’s newest Christmas Pizza encapsulates that spirit.
The new pie features shredded rotisserie chicken, crispy bacon and sage & onion stuffing, all over a red wine gravy foundation.

Imagine eating this by the fireplace, wrapped in a pizza blanket, and watching Christmas films until you drift off to sleep.

Pure. Magic.

Customers can get their hands on the new Christmas Pizza for the holidays beginning now at all participating Pizza Hut UK delivery locations while supplies last.

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Fast Food

KFC Adds Sandwich That Has Hash Brown ‘Gravy Boat’ In The UK

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Gravy is the most comforting part of any holiday meal. It’s rich and savory, making it the exclamation point to any feast that keeps a warm boat of it on the side.

In the UK, where roast dinners are king year round, even outside of the holidays, KFC is latching onto that vibe with a new fried chicken “burger” that cranks the gravy meter to the max.

The new Gravy Box burger meal (the UK tends to call cooked, flat meats served in a roll burgers) features a fried chicken filet, melted cheese, and gravynnaise: a blend of gravy and mayo that looks as unctuous as it sounds.

Atop all of that lies this sandwich’s piéce de resistance: a hash brown “boat” (basically an indented hash brown to contain space) that’s filled to the brim with gravy.

The sandwich promises to be a gravy-soaked feast that’ll leave you in pure bliss, as well as a need for extra napkins.

KFC UK’s offering is being sold for a limited time over the holiday season. It comes in a box with a mini chicken filet, a pot of gravynnaise, a side dish, and a drink for £6.99.

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Fast Food

Popeyes Has Flexible Thanksgiving Options, Think Deep-Fried Turkey

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It’s safe to say that this Thanksgiving season will be far from normal. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across most of the world, leaders in the United States, including many governors, are calling for people to limit gatherings, which includes massive Thanksgiving feasts.

For those who are unable to travel or attend these gatherings, there are different ways to still enjoy similar foods while connecting with loved ones virtually. Some of the better deals for those eats come from Popeyes, who is serving up a couple of ways for people to enjoy Thanksgiving.

Those in the know are well aware that Popeyes is a regular in the Thanksgiving turkey game, as they sell whole fried Cajun turkeys that are ready to heat and serve. Turkeys are still available for those that call in to their local Popeyes and check to reserve an order, but they are quite popular. They sell for roughly $40 a bird.

Popeyes has also teamed up with UberEats to create a smaller feast that’s meant for smaller crowds. Their “Choose Churkey” bundle features an 8-piece order of fried chicken, along with a large side of your choosing and a biscuit.

The meal goes for $19.99, but if you spend above $20 when ordering on UberEats, Popeyes is also gonna throw one of their bespoke chicken sandwiches in.

2020 is definitely going to be one of the toughest Thanksgivings to get through. However, as long as we’ve got food and a way to connect to family, we can still celebrate, get through the holiday and pandemic, and hopefully be able to partake in a full celebration next autumn.

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Fast Food Restaurants

Red Lobster Is Making GIANT Holiday Seafood Trays

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Red Lobster is making a splash into the holiday platter game by making their own version of loaded seafood trays.

The seafood chain has two different platters you can order on their website. One of them is a Chilled Seafood Holiday Platter, with 18 cocktail shrimp, 8 split Maine Lobster tails, and a half pound of jumbo lump crab meat tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. They’re all served with cocktail sauce for dipping, although we also see some pretty epic sandwiches or other feasts that could be made using this seafood smorgasbord.

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If fried seafood is more your thing, there’s also a Shrimp Lover’s Holiday Platter featuring three kinds of fried shrimp. Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, and Crispy Shrimp come together with cocktail sauce, Dragon sauce, and a piña colada sauce on this tray. Altogether, there’s 4 dozen fried shrimp on this massive offering.

For those looking to splash out a little more cash and impress, the Chilled Seafood Holiday Platter is the more expensive of the two (since there’s 8 lobster tails on it). Prices will vary locally, but in Southern California, the tray costs $71. The fried shrimp variety comes in at $32 in the same region.

Both are now available to order on Red Lobster’s website.

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Arby’s Just Made A Deep-Fried Turkey Pillow You Can Use Anywhere

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One of the first things I do after Thanksgiving dinner is nap. A perfect storm of exhaustion from cooking all day, dodging hot-button topics from family, and a delightful food coma, a post-Thanksgiving rest is a tried and true remedy. 

This year, I won’t be waking up from that nap with a stiff neck. Arby’s has launched a new Deep Fried Turkey Pillow designed to help alleviate any discomfort during your cozy couch session. 

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Technically a hat you can place on your head, the Fried Turkey-shaped accessory lets you gently lay your head down in any geographical situation. 

The definitely real item was introduced as part of a promotion with Arby’s new Deep-Fried Turkey sandwiches. 

You can order the pillows through ArbysDeepFriedTurkeyPillow.com for $59.95 while supplies last or possibly win one here. Holiday season aside, this thing definitely has utility throughout the rest of the year.

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McPLANT: McDonald’s Long-Awaited Plant-Based Menu Coming In 2021

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McDonald’s has been taking its time when it comes to adding plant-based foods to its menu. Outside of a couple of international tests and launches, the burger chain hasn’t added anything vegan onto its dining options. We now know the reason why: the burger giant was working on making its own forms of plant-based meat.

This new platform of items, called the McPlant, will start with a plant-based burger test that will happen in select markets globally in 2021. The plan is to bring this, along with meat-free chicken and breakfast offerings, to McDonald’s locations over the next few years.

According to USA Today, the announcement was made by McDonald’s International President Ian Borden during the chain’s most recent investor update call.

“McPlant is crafted exclusively for McDonald’s, by McDonald’s,” Borden said. “In the future, McPlant could extend across a line of plant-based products including burgers, chicken-substitutes and breakfast sandwiches.”

Making your own plant-based substitutes is no easy feat, which explains why McDonald’s has been taking so long. According to CNBC, McDonald’s was working with Beyond Meat behind the scenes for a while to make their McPlant lineup happen, but are choosing to not tack the company’s name onto their plant-based offerings.

How their take on a plant-based burger will stack up to what’s already out there, however, remains to be seen.

After McDonald’s big news, the remaining national fast food establishments to have not tested or announced a plant-based or meat-free substitute include Arby’s, Wendy’s, Jack in the Box, and Sonic, amongst others.

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Fast Food Sweets

Krispy Kreme Adds First-Ever Caramel Glazed Doughnuts

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Every time I pass a Krispy Kreme, the drive-thru lines are down the block. There’s something about those warm glazed doughnuts that’s just so addictive; folks can’t help but line up for them. 

Now that the doughnut chain has added my favorite sweet flavor, however, it’ll be harder for them to keep me away. 

Krispy Kreme has launched their first-ever caramel glaze. 

Two new flavors will join the menu beginning Nov. 9: Caramel Glazed and Salted Double Caramel Crunch to kick things off. 

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The Caramel Glaze features an Original Glazed Doughnut coated with the new caramel glaze. The Salted Double Caramel Crunch takes that Caramel Glaze, dips it a second time into caramel icing, and tops it off with a salted caramel crunch. 

Decadent? Absolutely. 

You can find the new caramel doughnuts at participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide for a limited time. Maybe if I leave early enough in the morning, I can be home with a box of doughnuts before my morning meeting.