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Mos Burger’s popular Focaccia Sandwich returns to Japan after seven years

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

As Japan’s most popular locally grown fast food chain, Mos Burger has its finger on the pulse when it comes to delivering flavours that appeal to local tastes and lifestyles.

So when the seasons change, Mos Burger knows the appetites of their customers change too, and when autumn arrives, it’s time to whip out meals with warming, hearty flavors. That’s exactly what they’re doing at the moment, and this time they’re bringing back an unusual menu item that isn’t quite a burger, and not quite a camping meal, but something in between.

Called the Focaccia Sandwich, this tasty treat first appeared on the menu at Mos Burger back in 2000. Since then, the product reappeared periodically between 2000 and 2014 as a limited-edition autumn/winter menu item, but it hasn’t appeared on the menu at all for the past seven years.

That was seven years too long, as far as Mos Burger is concerned, because the focaccia is now making its triumphant return to the menu, with a redesign that makes it easier to eat for takeout customers and contains 15 percent more sausage to make it more satisfying.

This year’s iteration is being called the Focaccia Sandwich Horseshoe Sausage & Glamping Sauce, and it comes with the tagline, “When you eat it, you feel like you’re outdoors.” It also comes with a new commercial showing just how effective the sandwich is at making you feel like you’re out glamping, without having to step foot outside your house.

The cooler temperatures usually make autumn a great season for enjoying the great outdoors, but with more people staying indoors due to the pandemic, the time was ripe for a sandwich like this to make its return.

According to Mos Burger, the focaccia itself is made from an original recipe, using a dough made with yoghurt and salted koji to help retain moisture, and both wheat flour and semolina flour are incorporated to give it a crisp yet fluffy texture, similar to pizza dough.

Inside the Focaccia Sandwich is a bed of lettuce and a horseshoe-shaped smoked sausage wrapped around a mound of shredded cabbage. On top of it all is a thick dollop of “glamping sauce“, an original BBQ sauce that’s made by slowly boiling vegetables like cabbage and eggplant in tomato ketchup to create a demi-glace sauce. The sauce also contains fried peppers and chilli peppers for a sharp yet deep flavour, and there’s a smoky scent of hickory to make you feel as if you’re eating around a campfire.

The Focaccia Sandwich Horseshoe Sausage & Glamping Sauce will be on the menu for 420 yen at Mos Burger branches nationwide from Sept 22 until early November.

Source: Press release

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Mos Burger is damn tasty but one can eat a sushi meal for the same price. Mos Burger isn't that tasty.

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Who can pass on “All That Delicious Cabbage Slaw, coated in sauce and surrounded[?] by wiener” ?? - Me.

*- @Kniknaknokkaer 5:37pm: “Do Japanese people lose their high standards in food when it comes to fast food or what? “I'm stunned they are Japan's most popular locally grown food chain” -*

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MosBurger seems to focus on less meat and MOr Sauce?

*- @Kniknaknokkaer 5:37pm: “Mos will not be getting any more of my money” *

Can see this is just another variation of some kind of “Sauce Burger”.

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Mos will not be getting any more of my money and I'm stunned they are Japan's most popular locally grown food chain. Do Japanese people lose their high standards in food when it comes to fast food or what?

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yuck.its yuck.no thanks.

if you want good sandwich go to Subway.

I agree.

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yuck.its yuck.no thanks.

if you want good sandwich go to Subway.

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Seems to be more of a hot dog than a sandwich.

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Mos Burger . . . I went there some time ago . . . . they make a pretty good sandwich?

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