Burger King may have conducted the eeriest taste test to date. Along with David Miami, it tapped Riz Mirza, who describes himself as a psychic medium and trance channel, to see if spirits would enjoy its latest offering, dubbed "The Ghost Whopper."
The $4.59 burger, available for a limited time from Oct. 24 at 10 BK restaurants, includes a quarter-pound beef patty topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles and onions on a white-cheddar-cheese flavored “spectral-white” sesame seed bun.
Unlike many Burger King spots, a new film promoting the spooky-looking Whopper one doesn’t take place in a Burger King. Instead, Mirza is seen inside the Alexandria Hotel in Los Angeles, which blocked off an entire wing in the 1930s after reported paranormal sightings. That’s where he sits to invite ghosts into his body to taste the burger.
The reviews aren’t exactly all out of this world.
“It is filth,” Mirza (or a ghost?) says, before flinging a Ghost Whopper across the room.
Whether the voices heard are actually his or those of the deceased is up for debate. The other guests around the table only watch as Mirza tries the burger. One wonders if they even got a chance to sample the Ghost Whopper.
The Ghost Whopper follows last year’s Nightmare King, a chicken, cheese and bacon concoction served on a glazed green sesame seed bun.