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Dateless on Christmas? Burger King Japan invites you to celebrate with whole bucket of fast food

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

In Japan, ideally Christmas Eve is supposed to be celebrated one of two ways:

  1. Dinner at a fancy restaurant with your boyfriend/girlfriend (French or Italian cuisine are traditionally the most popular options)
  2. A lively party with friends, where you eat fried chicken

But what if you don’t have a sweetheart, or any friends to hang out with? What if you’re spending Christmas Eve hitori bocchi, or “all alone?”

Hey, don’t feel bad, because Burger King Japan is ready to hook you up with a Bocchi Barrel, so you can fill your stomach with fast comfort food, and your heart with self-affirmation.

The 1,100-yen bucket of Burger King goodness contains:

● A Snow Cheese Whopper, with a special blend of four different kinds of white cheese

● Five chicken nuggets (can’t have Japanese Christmas without fried chicken!)

● A medium-size order of French fries

● A medium-size soft drink

● A crown, to remind you that you’re the monarch of your own life, and free to spend it however you want

“Aren’t there good things about being alone at Christmas?” asks the Bocchi Barrel’s intro video, before listing a selection of them:

● Instead of getting sucked into a world that’s just for two, you can have a world all for yourself.

● Instead of waiting for a Santa that’s not coming, you can give yourself a present.

● Instead of going out to see crowded Christmas light displays in the freezing cold, you can relax in the warmth of our restaurants or at home while you wait for your Bochi Barrel to be delivered.

What's more, burger fans who’re bocchi and proud of it can stop by Burger King’s Shibuya Center Gai branch in Tokyo on Dec 21 and get their picture taken at the in-restaurant Bocchi Barrel Photo event. You’ll get a digital copy of yourself holding your Bocchi Barrel, and if you upload it to social media, you’ll receive a coupon for a free Snow Cheese Whopper Jr.

“We create the Bocchi barrel for customers who want to celebrate Christmas their own way,” says Burger King, which is definitely in keeping with the chain’s “Your Way” slogan.

Source: PR Times via Otakomu

Read more stories from SoraNews24.

-- 20 bizarre fast food items from Japan

-- Tokyo restaurant explicitly bans couples from dining on Christmas Eve

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A crown, to remind you that you’re the monarch of your own life, and free to spend it however you want

While listening to The Police, "King of Pain"

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I saw the 2 article titles at the same and I got : "BK invites you to celebrate with diabetes."

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Long live the king!

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fill your stomach with fast comfort food, and your heart with self-affirmation.

With self-affirmation. Har!

A crown, to remind you that you’re the monarch of your own life, and free to spend it however you want

It's good to be the king.

Long live the king!

I'm glad BK got rid of that creepy King mascot.

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But what if you don’t have a sweetheart, or any friends to hang out with? What if you’re spending Christmas Eve hitori bocchi, or “all alone?

That means you should eat unhealthily, gain weight and then go home and cry in your misery. KFC ( or BK) for Christmas! Still bizarre to me even after several decades here.

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I had a Whopper last year at a Japanese ski resort.

I felt like a lie down afterwards, not more skiing. That was without nuggets as well.

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Start the evening at Burger King then head to a soapland for some company. hahahahaha love it.

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1100 yen is pricey for basically a whopper value set with chicken nuggets. I would rather spend 1000 yen for a Kua Aina hawaiian burger set.

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Heavy weighs the crown.

As well the belly. Nothing wrong with spending Christmas alone or hitori bocchi.

Most are working anyways.

Do you know about the hands free Whooper?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2548807/A-Burger-King-Whopper-calories-restaurant-salad-How-fattening-eat-meals-NOT-fast-food.html#v-2423697823001

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so you get fatter and further reduce your dating chances and buy more garbage food to compensate for your sorrows? vicious loop

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Give yourself a heart attack as well; ‘eh? That’s the spirit.

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I had a Whopper last year at a Japanese ski resort. I felt like a lie down afterwards

I've never felt like a lie down after a Whopper, and I've had plenty of them.

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