Sandwiches in the News: The Darth Vader Burger, and Other French Cuisine

January 7, 2012

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.

"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."

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.

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