In a country renowned for its technological innovations and food, it probably comes as no surprise that the Japanese Burger King menu might throw up a few surprises. But travelers journeying to Tokyo this September might be a little shocked to find out what is on offer.
The Kuro Burger, with "kuro" meaning "black" in Japanese, will be available for a limited period in what the company describes as a chance to "overturn the fast food industry." What's undeniably striking about these cheeseburgers is that they come with black buns, black cheese and black sauce and are effectively a "black burger."
The bread is colored with bamboo charcoal and the ketchup – with onion and garlic in a soy sauce base - has squid ink added to it. Not to be outdone, the cheese slices also have bamboo charcoal and naturally the 115 gram beef patties are made with black pepper.