TORONTO, March 30, 2016 /CNW/ - BURGER KING® restaurants are unveiling the Angriest WHOPPER®, a furiously delicious sandwich atop a fiery red bun, baked with hot sauce. The Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich packs a punch in every infuriating bite with crispy angry onion petals, spicy angry sauce and zesty jalapenos piled high atop flame-grilled beef and layered with crispy bacon, melted cheese, iceberg lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and creamy mayonnaise between the red-hot bun.
To help unveil this product to the world, the BURGER KING® brand invited volcano specialist, and co-creator and host of "Angry Planet" George Kourounis, to guide four of the biggest ANGRY WHOPPER® sandwich enthusiasts from around the world on the adventure of a lifetime -- the opportunity to flame grill the brand's signature 100% beef patties over the angriest fire of all: fire retrieved from the depths of the raging Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala. Now, that's the Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich ever. The film of the adventure can be seen on BURGER KING® Canada's social channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as of March 31, 2016.
BURGER KING® restaurants' flavour-infused coloured buns started in Japan with the Premium Kuro black burger and followed more recently in 2015 with the red Samauri burger. Last September, BURGER KING® restaurants in the United States and several other countries debuted the Halloween WHOPPER® sandwich with a pitch-black bun. The sandwich became a huge hit. This year, the Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich turns up the heat on the popular ANGRY WHOPPER® sandwich, by layering on the spice and featuring the flaming red, hot sauce bun.
The Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich will be available across the country as of April 4th for a limited time only in participating BURGER KING® Canada restaurants.
ABOUT GEORGE KOUROUNIS
George is an adventurer and storm chaser and host of the TV series "Angry Planet". In this BURGER KING® brand project, he led the expedition at the Pacaya volcano and descended into the volcano, retrieving the 'angry' lava used to ignite the BK® broiler and flame grill the Angriest WHOPPER® patties.
ABOUT BURGER KING®CANADA
Redberry Investments Corp. is the master franchisee for BURGER KING® in Canada, representing the approximately 300 BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide. Founded in 2005, Redberry is a privately-held Canadian corporation with more than 6,000 employees and offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Detroit. For more information please visit www.burgerking.ca.
ABOUT THE BURGER KING® BRAND
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 15,000 locations in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company's website at www.rbi.com.
SOURCE Burger King Canada
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