October 31 is still more than a month away but Lotteria—a fast food chain with restaurants located throughout Japan and East Asia—is already giving customers a taste of the Halloween spirit. The company recently introduced a few new menu items, including a vampire-themed cheeseburger, The Daily Meal reports.
The "Purple Magic Bacon Double Excellent Cheeseburger" features two beef patties, cheese, and a slice of smoked bacon on top that's arranged to resemble a monster’s "tongue"—all topped with a dollop of "purple sauce," the chain’s regular cheese sauce dyed purple with Japanese Okinawan sweet potato. The entree is packaged in wax paper decorated with vampire fangs on it and delivered inside of a purple coffin-shaped box.
The fast food company is known for its over-the-top burgers, such as the Potato Chip Burger and the "Burger with Everything on It" (which includes a hamburger, cheeseburger, fried shrimp, ribs, bacon, slices of cheese, and a soft-boiled egg topped with the usuals, as well as a special sauce—a mix of teriyaki, mayo, spicy mayonnaise, tartar sauce, meat sauce, and ketchup). And the Halloween-themed additions to the menu are no different. Alongside the "Purple Magic Bacon Double Excellent Cheeseburger," Lotteria will serve the Halloween Shrimp Burger, made with diced Japanese Ebisu pumpkins.
The themed dishes are all available from October 6 to October 31 for 800 yen each (about $8).
[h/t The Daily Meal]
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