As part of a marketing push for the re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, French fast food chain Quick is offering a couple of Star Wars-themed burgers. They have a Jedi burger with onions and a spicy-looking Darth Maul burger, but the sandwich which has attracted the most attention is the “Darth Vador Burger,” a hamburger which includes cheese, Thousand Island-style dressing and from the looks of it, some kind of hot peppers, all on a jet-black bun.
The bun is apparently just dyed, and not new flavors have been added to go along with the coloring. Adding strange colors to fast food isn’t a new gimmick; I remember about twelve years ago Burger King ran a promotion about green ketchup and barbeque sauce. But dying your bun a color normally associated with burnt food may not be the best decision, Star Wars be damned. Since it’s exclusive to the French/Belgian chain, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to try this burger, which is a shame. But if any French Sandwichtalk readers come across it and decide to give it a try, be sure to post your thoughts in the comments. May the Force be with you.