Burger King's Mustard Whopper
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meal" or "weather controlled indoor dining".
Was it economic, was it preference, why?
If you haven't figured it out yet, a Whopper, from Burger King includes mayonnaise and ketchup but not mustard. Clearly there must have been a reason, unless it was just the inventor's abhorred hatred of the yellow sauce?
So I'm sitting in Burger King today, about to order and I remember when I was a child, for a short-time they did have a Mustard Whopper. In fact, I was a bit opposite of my fictitious reasoning when I was a kid: I hated ketchup. So much so that dad had to convince me ketchup was Special Sauce, so he didn't have to special order every time I went to Burger King. This went on into my teen years when I asked for a Special Sauce burger and dad advised me it was simply ketchup.
So fast forward to today, I ordered a whopper and asked for some mustard packets. Ahhh.... my child-hood came back to me. Best darn Whopper I've ever had.
So when I returned home I Googled as to what happened to the Mustard Whopper, and apparently, according to the web- it still exists via secret menu. It replaces the mayo with mustard, making it a bit more calorie friendly.
Not only that but in France, there is a French Mustard Whopper, which our American luck does not allow us to partake in.
Normally I can figure out these food mysteries. Look at the data, like Insta-Burger's (BK's first name) financial troubles perhaps triggering the need for a cheap gimmick sandwich without the expensive cost of mustard, or that James McLamore, the inventor was from mustard covered New York before moving to Miami.... but in this case I really can't say why this sandwich is so so odd?
At this point, all the data leads me to believe- the man just hated mustard.
On that note, next time you pop by for a Whopper- Go mustard, and be amazed.