Burger King is scared of the U.K.’s potato sandwich game
Burger King is reintroducing a french fry sandwich to its menu for the first time since 2013, when it tried to put French fries in a bun with a beef burger, which is an unforgivable sin. Surely it will come to the U.K., home of regional delights gone national, chip butties, stotties, and scollop butties — in which the chips in the chip butty are themselves battered — to ply the country with a tribute to heritage, such that customers will continue to forget its multitude of labour, supply chain, and production sins.
No. It’s in New Zealand. A country which has to specify that chips are “hot chips” because the word “crisps” is alien.
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- Prolific oyster slinger Wright Bros will open its sixth seafood restaurant in the City. [Big Hospitality]
- In news surprising no-one, lots of viral kitchen hacks don’t work at all. [BBC]
- Soho House has applied for a premises license at the former Foxlow steakhouse site on Bedford Hill in Balham. The live music, performance, and 00:00 — 00:00 opening hours suggest that it will be a club with rooms.
- Good tweet: