Can a burger be so evil that it gives you nightmares?
Fast food gimmicks have been taken to a whole new level with this year’s Halloween offering from Burger King, a brand new burger dubbed the Nightmare King. The green-bunned burger is available beginning today, October 22, and the fast food chain claims that it’s been scientifically proven to cause nightmares. A new video ad for the burger explains how.
“According to previous studies, 4 percent of the population experiences nightmares in any given night,” Dr. Jose Gabriel Medina, a somnologist (sleep disorder specialist) and the study’s lead doctor, said in a statement. “But, after eating the Nightmare King, the data obtained from the study indicated that the incidence of nightmares increased by 3.5 times.”
Allegedly, the offering’s combination of proteins and cheeses are to blame.
The Nightmare King’s green bun is made from “all natural coloring from watermelons,” the burger featuring a 1/4 lb. of flame-grilled beef, a white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, thick-cut bacon, mayonnaise and onions on a glazed green sesame seed bun.