MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The BURGER KING® brand has pulled off every taste test on Earth, but this Halloween, they did one that’s out of this world. Yup, the brand gave its new Ghost WHOPPER® sandwich, made with spectral-white buns, to spirits. The BURGER KING® brand partnered with Riz Mirza, a trance channel of international renown who can turn his body into a vessel for spirits. Together, they conducted the spirit taste test in front of participating guests so the authenticity of this unusual experiment could be verified.
Mirza incorporated spirits from the location where the spirit taste test took place: The Alexandria Hotel. Infamous for its Phantom Wing – which was created when an entire section of the building was bricked off in the 1930’s after several paranormal sightings – the Alexandria Hotel was the perfect place to connect with spirits. After all, it’s a location with a very “energetic imprint” from the souls who died there, according to Mirza.
When the master medium invited the haunted hotel’s spirits into his body, the souls from the other side of the veil were able to taste the 100% flame-grilled beef and freshly-cut tomatoes and onion in the Ghost WHOPPER® sandwich. In the brief moments they were on Earth, the spirits gave their own review. “It’s beyond belief to experience this taste,” said one of the spirits. Another one affirmed, “It’s filth!” Others just didn’t know what they were holding in their hands because they’ve never seen a hamburger in their lifetime.
“It was interesting to see what we could learn from the spirits,” said one of the participating guests. “It’s all b***s***,” a skeptic in the group added. “However, whether we believe the medium truly helped the BURGER KING® brand feed a sandwich to spirits or not, at least we know someone… or something approved the taste of the Ghost WHOPPER® sandwich.” Watch the full video on YouTube.com/BurgerKing.
The Ghost WHOPPER® sandwich will be available for a limited time only at 10 select restaurants* across the country beginning October 24th for a recommended price of $4.59. The Ghost WHOPPER® sandwich is a ¼ lb of savory flame-grilled beef topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a White Cheddar Cheese flavored, white sesame seed bun. You’re welcome to try the spectral sandwich, if you dare.
*Limited time only at select BK® restaurants:19901 Van Dyke Road, Detroit, MI; 3951 New Covington Pike, Memphis, TN; 2400 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA; 2834 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ; 822 Evans Road, Suite 107, San Antonio, TX; 6135 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA; 35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA; 5918 Ogeechee Road, Savannah, GA; 1601 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC; 2423 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA.
About BURGER KING®
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 Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $27 billion in system-wide sales and over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.