Whopper 7

24 Oct

Microsoft recently began selling their latest operating system in Japan called Windows 7.

And for one week (2009 October 22 – 28), they are running a joint campaign with Burger King Japan to promote “Windows 7“.

Until October 28th, Burger King Japan is selling an original burger called the “Windows 7 Whopper“!

What, you may be wondering, makes the “Windows 7 Whopper” different from the regular Whopper burger?

Well, it has seven burger patties!

Seven patties on one burger sandwich! That’s mad!

I’m sure they’ll sell many of these monstrosities. Mainly to people who want to try it for the novelty value before the campaign period ends and Burger King Japan stops offering it.

I won’t be buying it. Besides the fact that I have no interest in even trying to eat that much hamburger in one sandwich…there’s also the fact that the price for the thing is ¥1,450* (about US$15)!

* (The regular price is ¥1,450…but Burger King Japan will be selling the “Windows 7 Whopper” to the first thirty customers everyday who order it for ¥777.)
Here’s the ad for it:

"Windows 7 Whopper" available at Burger King in Japan until 2009 Oct 28.

"Windows 7 Whopper" available at Burger King in Japan until 2009 Oct 28.

While I was looking at Burger King Japan’s website, I noticed that they have Heineken Beer on their menu!

Burker King Japan sells beer

Burker King Japan sells beer

It says in the ad that a can of Heineken Beer costs ¥400. And you can buy a 「ハイネケン・コンボ」 (“Heineken Combo“), which is a side menu item and a can of beer, for ¥500.
Or if you buy any of the Burger King combo sets, you can change the soft-drink for a Heineken Beer for an additional ¥150.

I know that the Japanese fast-food chain “Freshness Burger” has beer on their menu…but I haven’t eaten at Burger King in quite a while. Now that they have beer on their menu, too…maybe I’ll visit a Burger King again soon (but I won’t be getting a “Whopper 7“)!

(Click here if you want to read another post I wrote about the spicy summer campaigns at Burger King and other fast-food restaurants in Japan.

And click here if you want to read my post about McDonalds Japan‘s menu.)

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30 Responses to “Whopper 7”

  1. Dad June 5, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Wow, if you eat that burger you could get a heart attack 7 times faster…

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  2. taroinbrisbane November 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Your knowledge of Japanese language and culture is excellent! Harahachibu.. That’s the word that I have evicted out of my dictionary.

    Thanks for checking my web.. I am a ramen chef without a restaurant now.

    Re tantanmen, unfortunately, I am not too keen about tantan men. I quite like it and would have it maybe once a month but it’s just not my first choice. Besides, there is a Chinese restaurant close by that does a pretty good ‘tian tian mien’, really really spicy and full of authentic chinese flavours like cinamon and star anise. I couldn’t do it any better than them so I will leave it to their specialty.

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    • tokyo5 November 9, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

      You don’t follow 「腹八分」?
      I think it’s a healthy motto to follow.

      And 坦々麺 (Tan-tan-men) is my favorite type of ramen!
      I like spicy food! (Especially with beer! 🙂 )

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  3. taroinbrisbane November 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Damn, it looks so good!!! I am sorry I missed this one.. I would have gotten on a plane to eat that Whopper 7!! I have a belief, who ever eats more, drinks more is the winner. It would have been a perfect respect getting comp within our friends.
    Here in OZ, Burger King goes by “Hungry Jack’s”. Same logo, same whopper, some how different names. And hell no there’s no heineken or any liqour sold in any fast food outlet in this country! Shucks! The licensing laws are pretty strict.

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    • tokyo5 November 7, 2009 at 12:20 am #

      >it looks so good!!! I am sorry I missed this one.. I would have gotten on a plane to eat that Whopper 7!!

      Are you serious? The normal Whopper burger is good. I eat one occasionally…but that “Whopper 7 was ridiculous!

      >who ever eats more, drinks more is the winner.

      I couldn’t never win that contest.

      I like the Japanese expression 「腹八分」 (“Eat only until you are 80% full“).

      >there’s no heineken or any liqour sold in any fast food outlet in this country!

      That’s too bad. A number of fast-food restaurants in Japan sell beer…mostly Japanese chains (such as “Freshness Burger“).

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  4. anohito91 October 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    its times like this I wish I didn’t have to go through the process of learning the language before I get to visit Japan again…not that I would actually eat a “Whopper 7” (I don’t think it would fit in my mouth..). But beer at a fast food place sounds fun!!

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    • tokyo5 October 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm #

      You can visit Japan without learning the language.
      When I came here I didn’t know a single Japanese word.

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      • anohito91 October 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

        Wow, really you didn’t know the language at all? I would like to ask you questions about how you learnt etc but perhaps you posted something about your experiences coming to Japan somewhere? At the moment I am studying Japanese at university, and I will be coming to Tokyo university next year..How did you manage to learn the language going to Japan not knowing any?

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      • tokyo5 October 31, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

        >How did you manage to learn the language going to Japan not knowing any?

        I studied from Japanese language books…and picked it up by being here. After the number of years I’ve been here even someone as thick-headed as me can get it.

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  5. kyonkyon October 26, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    It is too big!
    Is it really American size? I don’t know American burgers.

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    • tokyo5 October 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

      No, it’s giant even by American standards of food-portions.

      The ad says that the bun is “American size”…I guess fast-food hamburgers in America are a bit bigger than in Japan.

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  6. tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    I just updated this post because I discovered that Burger King Japan sells beer!

    Check out this post above again.

    Does Burger King sell beer in your country?

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    • shaide October 25, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

      hell no! Our burger king doesn’t even sell Pepsi…only Coca-Cola! We don’t have ANY burger joints that I know of that sells beer, which makes sense, since most burger joints have a drive-thru window O_o

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      • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

        >Our burger king doesn’t even sell Pepsi…only Coca-Cola!

        Well, I imagine all fast-food places have a contract with one cola company and sell that cola exclusively.

        >We don’t have ANY burger joints that I know of that sells beer, which makes sense, since most burger joints have a drive-thru window

        They could sell beer only to customers that eat-in, couldn’t they?

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    • In10Words aka "Galileo" October 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

      After all of those commercials with The King, we’re better off NOT having any justification for him to be with you in bed in the morning…

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      • tokyo5 October 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

        I’ve never seen a Burger King TV commercial here in Japan.

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  7. sixmats October 25, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Fitting that Windows used a fat hamburger as a promotional campaign.

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    • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

      Don’t you like the Windows OS?
      Do you use a different one?

      I tried a MacIntosh once. I like Windows better (maybe just cuz I’m used to it).

      I don’t like the web-browser that comes with Windows (“Internet Explorer“), though.
      I use the free “Mozilla” browser.

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  8. shaide October 25, 2009 at 3:10 am #

    yea, I think it was just all over the place mainly because of the absurdity of it…although, I would be willing to buy one of those Whoppers 7 just so I could be like “Heck yea I ate one!”

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    • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 11:35 am #

      Come to Japan before next Wednesday and you can get one!

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  9. shaide October 25, 2009 at 2:38 am #

    oh yea, it’s being talked about all over..at least here in America. Headline News and CNN both have had stories about it. Yesterday it was one of the top “Humor stories” lol

    http://shaide.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/whopping-whopper/

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    • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 2:41 am #

      >it’s being talked about all over..at least here in America.

      Really?
      It’s not mentioned much at all here.

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  10. gigihawaii October 25, 2009 at 2:04 am #

    sorry, it’s so big, it is obscene! I hate the looks of it. Too much fat and grease!

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    • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 2:39 am #

      I don’t think anyone would actually want to eat such a thing.

      It’s just a one-week promotion for Microsoft meant to be shocking to get attention.
      They’ll probably sell many of them but only because of the novelty of it and it’s only available for a short time.

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  11. Tornadoes28 October 25, 2009 at 1:34 am #

    It needs cheese.

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    • tokyo5 October 25, 2009 at 2:35 am #

      If they put cheese on it, would you want one?

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  12. tokyo5 October 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    It says in the ad that this Windows 7 Whopper is on “13cm American-size buns”, and it has “seven approximately 113 gram beef-patties”.

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