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​Brits Confused By Burger King Japan’s ‘Fake Burger’ Saying It’s Just A Chip Butty

Jess Hardiman

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​Brits Confused By Burger King Japan’s ‘Fake Burger’ Saying It’s Just A Chip Butty

Burger King Japan has released a curious new menu item that's left Brits feeling a bit baffled - not necessarily because it doesn't look tasty, but because it reminds them of something alittle closer to home.

The new 'Fake Burger' has been launched in Japan, costing 290 yen (£2.12) and consisting of fries loaded into a bun with meat sauce and mayonnaise.

But some people reckon the new menu item sounds strangely familiar, saying it looks a lot like the humble British delicacy that is the humble chip butty.

A chip butty, for those who don't know, is a sandwich stuffed with chips - usually incorporating cheap, sliced white bread that's been slathered with lots of butter.

Here's the late Cilla Black eating one in 2000. Credit: PA
Here's the late Cilla Black eating one in 2000. Credit: PA

You can also get a chip barm, which is a similar vibe but sees those chips thrown into a round bread roll (let's not get into that debate...).

Either way, it's potato and bread - which is essentially what the Fake Burger promises.

One person tweeted: "Burger King Japan has discovered the chip butty."

Credit: Burger King Japan
Credit: Burger King Japan

Someone else wrote: "So... Burger King Japan is now offering a chip butty. I'm kinda amazed that no fast food place has done this before."

Another said: "So, has Japan discovered the British "Chip Butty" and modified it a bit (ie over complicated it)."

A fourth added: "OMG, the Japanese will be wanting deep-fried pizzas next. A.k.a pizza tempura."

Credit: Flickr/@_mia
Credit: Flickr/@_mia

Eilzabeth Tasker, a UK astrophysicist working at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, has already managed to try one out, tweeting a photo of her meal and writing: "OK OK OK... WUT IS THIS? It's the new Burger King 'fake burger'. And yes, it's chips. In a bun. With meat sauce because vegetarians are Not. A. Thing.

"Also, yes, I had chips on the side too. Because it's a set, y'know? ... I'm saying my lunch was chips."

When someone asked her if the burger wasn't just a 'chip butty', she replied: "A chip butty does not come from Burger King. It comes from a dubious looking van parked strategically close to closing pubs. And the bun is bigger. That makes it entirely different!"

Burger King New Zealand also launched a similar product last year - but before you get yourself all worked up, that one was actually called a Chip Butty. So, yeah.

Featured Image Credit: Burger King Japan

Topics: Food, News, Burger King

Jess Hardiman
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