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Japanese hotel launches $ 900 golden burger to celebrate new emperor

He is ten inches wide and weighs over six pounds

Japan has a new emperor on May 1 and a restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo “celebrates” by creating a $ 900 burger laden with wealthy amenities. Named the Golden Giant Burger, it measures almost 10 inches in diameter and the patty alone weighs 2.2 pounds. Then there is still more beef thrown on top in the form of kuroge wagyu steak, as well as foie gras. The excess exercise continues as a chef slices fresh truffles in front of customers, places them on the burger, and finishes it off with a bun infused with gold dust on top.

Don’t worry, you won’t be eating just meat and shiny bread: the burger has two full onions between its golden buns (sliced, of course), lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and what appears to be cheddar cheese. nothing special about, uh, balances things out. The whole thing costs around 6.6 pounds and is meant to be shared between at least six people, so really, it’s only $ 150 each, but it’s still another reason not to order burgers at restaurants. dear, even though it is literally the dawn of a new era.

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