Burger King has been going to great lengths for attention. After calling out McDonald’s for a Whopper-Big Mac mash-up and putting patties on tomato buns, the fast-food brand has become a little ludicrous with its new ideas. And its latest does not disappoint. Introducing Whopper Wine, a Spanish vino that’s been aged in flame-grilled wooden barrels and supposedly pairs perfectly with the chain’s hallmark burger.
It might sound outlandish to us but this is actually a nod to Burger King’s roots in Spain. After opening its first location in the country back in 1975, the brand immediately added wine to its menu to appeal to locals. Now, to celebrate its 40th anniversary in Spain, Burger King crafted its own red wine to honor its tagline that “fire is what we do best.”
The bottles have been designed with the minimalist green, red, brown, and tan stripes emblazoned on the chain’s paper take-out bags. And the wine on the inside them has been aging in wooden barrels that were first grilled over a flame, infusing a charred flavor that apparently complements the Whopper and “enhances its flavor.”
You know what pairs really really well with a greasy sloppy fast food burger? The largest sized coke that the place offers. Seriously like 8oz cup of coke taste good but like a 44 oz one makes the burger taste even better. Thats all it takes folks, its not rocket science. I want the largest un healthy syrupy drink to go along with my thousand calorie burger. Im all for wine but thats not what I want with a fast food burger, especially not a whopper because whoppers suck compared to Big Macs. Do they even do this if its drive thru? If so they must be pretty non-chalant about drunk driving because if you order fast food, that will be eaten in the car. Don’t try to change things that don’t need to be changed. Fast food needs not be all fancy with a red wine.