It's almost October and you know what that means: It's Halloween time! Fast-food giant Burger King thought swapping out normal buns for black ones on their iconic Whopper would be the perfect way to welcome the spooky season. Let's just say, we are intrigued.
Infused with A.1. Steak Sauce, the black buns surround the quarter-pounder with a savory grilled patty, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, pickles, onions, ketchup, cheese and, of course, more A.1.
Black buns first made waves in Japan last year when making their debut on the Kuro burger. The difference? These buns were colored with bamboo charcoal, accompanied with squid ink ketchup and black cheese.
Considering this would probably not entice Americans, Burger King adapted the dark toppers using a more run-of the-mill condiment.
"We tailored the flavor of the black bun to the American palate with A.1. Sauce, a flavor this country loves, and we're delivering it in a way that's never been done before by baking it into the bun," said the Eric Hirschhorn, chief marketing officer of Burger King . "It may look Japanese but it tastes like America."