So, here in the states, Burger King has been furiously competing for your attention with wacky burger stunts. First, they failed to form a partnership with McDonald’s for World Peace Day, and ended up making a mutant Whopper hybrid with Denny’s and a whole lotta other burger joints you probably haven’t heard of. Then they launched the black Whopper for Halloween.
While I assume they’re back in the lab trying to figure out something for (American) Thanksgiving, Canadian fast-food chain The Works, based in Ontario, has rolled out a new menu that includes several burger patties stuffed with… stuff. The most outrageous of the bunch is a burger crammed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, called the “Reese PBC,” which The Works announced on their Twitter for National Nut Day:
So, not only is it filled with peanut butter and chocolate, it’s topped with onion rings, bacon (presumably the American kind, because it looks like two normal strips of bacon), and even more peanut butter cups. That seems like overkill, but people on their Facebook page who have tried it seem to love it. So, I don’t want to hear any more jokes about Carl’s Jr.’s Americans Are Fatburger until at least next year’s frantic burger marketing campaigns begin anew.
The other burgers on the “Get Stuff’d” menu include “The Lucy,” which is a seemingly normal burger with cheese inside the patty, and “The Burgeroni,” which is a burger stuffed with chorizo sausage and topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, and pizza sauce. Also being introduced is “The Tot Mess,” which is basically cheesy tots loaded with everything including beer cheese, and then served with a side of gravy, because, at that point, it’d be insane not to.
Each of the stuffed burgers costs $15.98 Canadian, which is about $12 U.S., or three geese and an amusing anecdote about Brendan Shanahan. (The exchange rate works in birds and hockey, right?)
Because they’re Canadian, they have poutine and draught beer on their regular menu. Honestly, if it weren’t for my nut allergy, it sounds like a place I’d try and live inside.