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Published:June 20th, 2008 08:47 EST
$200 Hamburger Available At London Burger King

$200 Hamburger Available At London Burger King

By Robert Paul Reyes

Waygyu beef, white truffles, Pata Negra ham slices, Cristal onion straws, pink Himalayan rock salt and organic white wine: Ingredients for a gourmet meal at a fancy French restaurant?

Nope, ingredients for a hamburger available only at a Burger King in London.

"It`s known as the home of the Whopper and Burger King is hoping its latest product really lives up to its reputation. The fast-food giant launched a $200 burger Wednesday -- all in the name of Charity.

Setting a new record, the world`s most expensive burger is available at just one restaurant in West London, England, once a week - but it will eventually be available to order via a hotline."

Quotation from FoxNews.Com

This is sacrilegious -- a hamburger should be dripping with grease, smothered with catsup, and stacked high with onions, pickles, tomato slices and lettuce. An all-American burger shouldn`t have any ingredients that the average person can`t pronounce.

This obscenity is in the name of charity, so I will give Burger King a break. I just don`t want any onion straws (what the heck is that?) or pink Himalayan rock salt anywhere near my Burger King Whopper.

A complimentary glass of wine comes with the premium burger; what such a hoity-toity burger can`t be washed down with a Diet Coke?

This publicity stunt isn`t very palatable at a time when some poor folks have to skip meals because of the high price of gasoline. I hope I don`t see any $200 burgers at my local Burger King.