Burger King Launches Nightmare-Inducing Halloween Sandwich

  • Burger King Launches Nightmare-Inducing Halloween Sandwich

Burger King Launches Nightmare-Inducing Halloween Sandwich

Are you courageous enough to face your nightmares?

Burger King has followed up the viral sensation of the black-bunned Halloween Whopper from a few years back with the Nightmare King, a ungodly amalgamation of fried chicken, 1/4 pound beef patty, thick-cut bacon, mayonnaise, American cheese and onions that the fast food chain claims will actually cause a spike in the nightmares experienced by eaters of the Frankensteinian sandwich.

Aside from revealing its nutritional content, Burger King said it teamed up with the Florida Sleep & Neuro Diagnostic Services, Inc., to study the sleep patterns of 100 people who ate the Nightmare Burger before bed.

Doctors and scientists identified whether the individuals had vivid dreams by tracking various signals from the sleeping subjects including their heart rate, brain activity and breath.

Another participant recalled someone in her dream turned into the burger - and that person then turned in to snake. "According to previous studies, 4% of the population experiences nightmares in any given night", Dr. Jose Gabriel Medina, a specialized somnologist and the study's lead doctor, said in a statement.

If Burger King truly wanted you to have it your way, they would not be trying to feed you a sandwich that might make you have scary dreams.

Indeed, Burger King says they got the results they expected.

The spooky sandwich will be available beginning October 22 for the price of $6.39. "But, after eating the Nightmare King, the data obtained from the study indicated that the incidence of nightmares increased by 3.5 times".

The restaurant chain is releasing its "Nightmare King" next week. If you're fearless enough, or just enjoy a good scare, visit your nearest participating Burger King restaurant and try the haunting new sandwich.