For the discerning fastfood fan, it is a difficult question: pizza or burger? But a leading US burger chain has resolved the issue once and for all with the latest innovation.
Burger King is set to launch the Pizza Burger – a two-in-one dish that contains more than 2,500 calories and is four times the size of the chain’s Whoppers.
It is arranged like a pizza and placed on a nineand- a-half-inch sesame seed bun. Topped with pepperoni, mozzarella and Tuscan pesto and marinara sauce, it is even helpfully cut into six slices, so that the snack looks and feels like a pizza.
But gluttons beware: the Pizza Burger contains 144g of fat, 59g of which is saturated – the equivalent of 29 rashers of bacon. If that’s not enough to put you off, it contains 3,780 mg of salt – more than double the 1,600mg daily limit for adults.
To put the snack into context, it would take a four-hour jog to work it off and is equivalent to more than the entire daily calorie allowance for a man or a woman.
One of the chain’s oldf ashioned Whopper burgers seems almost healthy by comparison, delivering 670 calories and 40g of fat, 11g of which is saturated.
According to the famous food blogger ‘Me So Hungry, it is the perfect mix between a pizza and a burger. “The visual highlight was the New York Pizza Burger. It’s not bad. Tastes kinda like pizza, but also like a burger,” the blogger said.
The meal will delight fast-food fans when it is exclusively introduced at Burger King’s Whopper Bar in New York’s Times Square next month.
Costing $13 (£8.40), the meal will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to Burger King vice-president John Schaufelberger, who added that it is intended as a homage to its New York home.
He emphasised that the Pizza Burger meal was intended to be shared. But he did admit that it ‘demonstrates the type of menu offerings our guests can expect’. [via Daily Mail (UK), Telegraph (UK) and Me So Hungry]