Photo: PR Times

Burger King releases its first-ever 'buns-free' burger in Japan

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Burger King is always looking for ways to stand out from its competitors, and in Japan that’s meant limited-time specials like the Ghost Whopper, the Fake Burger, and now…the Extreme One Pound Beef Burger.


This new release is like a double-patty burger with beef buns, or a vegetable burger with double-patty beef buns. Whatever way you choose to look at it, though, this limited-edition release is epic, as it’s said to be Burger King’s first-ever “buns-free” burger, and it packs a meaty punch with four flame-grilled 100-percent beef patties weighing in at 499 grams (one pound) in total.

According to Burger King, the Extreme One Pound Beef Burger contains two rich cheddar cheese slices, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, ketchup and seasonings. It’s said to overflow with delicious juices upon first bite, and is the ultimate burger for beef lovers, as you get to taste the meat directly on the tongue. 

If these ingredients look familiar, that’s because the Extreme One Pound Beef Burger is modelled on the Maximum Super One Pound Beef Burger, which was released in Japan earlier this year.

To commemorate the release of their Extreme burger, the Maximum Super One Pound Beef Burger will be making a return for a limited time. Plus, customers who order an Extreme burger will be awarded with an original sticker (pictured below) to prove they had the mental and physical stamina to chomp their way through so much meat.

▼ Take a look at the video below to see what diners are up against.

Both burgers will be on the menu for 14 days only, from Nov 20 to Dec 3, and sold from 2 p.m. each day. The Extreme Super One Pound Beef Burger will be priced at 1,400 yen (US$13.48) on its own or at 1,700 yen for a set with a medium drink and French fries, while the Maximum Super One Pound Beef Burger will retail for 1,600 yen on its own and 1,900 yen for a set.

Source, images: PR Times

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How are you supposed to eat it - with a knife & fork !?

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Heart attack waiting to happen

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Really? How stupid can you actually be to offer a hamburger without buns? Next thing you know is Pizza Hut offering a pizza without crust and Coca Cola without the fizz.

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A carnivores wet dream, why bother with a knife and fork, one just throughs their head at it.

The lettuce and whatever is lurking in-between is a by product.


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Different Names. Same Patties. Same Flavour. Same Taste. Unless you go to real gourmet burger club. (2020 Josee Gurume Baagaa Bu)

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BYO knife and fork

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That is odd. I would have put the lettuce on the outside and eaten it like a wrap, like is already done in many places.

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1400-1700 yen...Can have a nice meal for that price.

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'buns-free' burger is good if you wish to reduce your calories/ carbohydrate intake, however, the two beef patties seem excessive, why not make it with just one?

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"In-n-Out" makes a bun-less burger; they call it the protein burger. Instead of buns, they substitute lettuce. Otherwise, just like a regular burger.

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I assume it is wrapped in loads of napkins or serviettes? But the meat still can't be too hot for the fingers... I do have to say that I cannot recall seeing a Burger King in the Tokyo area. If there are more than a few, it must be because I looked right past them - from having no interest in their products. They certainly are not as ubiquitous as McDonalds.

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it's affectionately known as the heart stopper

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So you either burn your fingers if its hot off the grill or eat it cold? No thanks

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Bring that bun back!

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Hard times for replicating corona phages, vegetarians, climate-panicking eco-freaks and the like, as they’ll all be embedded in big foggy methane clouds. lol

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 a vegetable burger with double-patty beef buns

Aka an oxymoron?

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"In-n-Out" makes a bun-less burger; they call it the protein burger. Instead of buns, they substitute lettuce. Otherwise, just like a regular burger.

Mmmmm, make mine a double-double.

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And they will give you one little napkin. Because Japanese - especially women - eat so slowly and delicately that they hardly need a napkin at all.

Me? I would use 10-15 napkins, plus tissues brought from home.

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Wasn't there just an article on how the Japanese were shocked at how Americans love junk food or how large the portions are? Do you want a two-faced burger with that, sir?

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Same about sweets. Sugary sweets! - Not so much buttery sweets because that costs more for production.

Compare Starbucks food menu here with elsewhere. Unless it’s a sandwich, everything is sweet. Young women here just love those sweets! And Starbucks is geared to the young female market.

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Good idea,,,,,It has always been the buns that made you fat...In my work out days and of getting six pack abs, I would remove the bun and just use a fork .....still love that bun" I will check it out

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