By Yasmine Cardenas
Oh, pretty patties! If you know the reference you’d see the striking resemblance that these burgers have to that episode of Spongebob Squarepants. They aren’t just ‘pretty patties.’ These limited-time “Black and Pink Burgers” are the latest menu item from Burger King.
Burger King is attempting to inspire some love this Valentine’s Day with these eccentric-looking burgers at select locations in Thailand. Sadly, they are only available overseas but we can still admire their attempt at filling the air with love. The Black Double Grilled Onion Burger and the Pink Salmon Burger resemble a pair of his and hers. The sandwiches is offer in two varieties. Black Double Grilled Onion Burger includes two dark beef patties. Topped with melted cheese, grilled onion, and a special barbecue sauce.
The Pink Salmon Burger runs a bit cheaper than its darker counterpart. But includes a deep-fried salmon fillet breaded and topped with cheese, and served with a special sauce of its own. You can breathe a sigh of relief because both burgers are colored black and pink naturally. These Valentine’s Day items will be available at select locations across Thailand from Feb. 2 to Feb. 28. Burger King’s items have gone viral on social media and users have not shied away from expressing their feelings.
And whether or not they make a romantic meal for the holiday. Some Twitter users compared it to the episode of Spongebob Squarepants. The episode entails Spongebob profiting off of selling colored Krabby Patties in “six designer colors” but things take a turn when customers begin complaining that the patties dyed their tongues different colors.
One Twitter user wrote, “Idk about the black one but deffo not going anywhere near the pink god that s--- looks awful.” While another user wrote, “It turned my tongue pink, -Spongebob, Pretty Patties.” Others assumed that these burgers were a reference to the popular all-girl-K-Pop band Blackpink who have been on the rise since their debut in 2016.
Fans immediately flooded the comments with fan-cams of the K-Pop group. We have to give it up for Burger King in Thailand for trying to boost sales in a time where fast-food chains have taken a hit due to the pandemic. These burgers are certainly interesting and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t itching to try one. Now whether they stir feelings of love is a debate best left for social media.