Burger King introduces SPAM and cheese burger in Japan, for breakfast

BK Japan’s SPAM & Cheese burger is selling for $3.42 and comes with a coffee or juice.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   May 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

TOKYO, May 1 (UPI) -- The fast food breakfast war in Japan is in full effect and Burger King has decided to enter the fray with a new offering -- a SPAM and cheese burger.

BK Japan’s SPAM & Cheese, which comes on a whole-wheat bun with usual burger fixings like pickles, mayo and lettuce, is priced at $3.42 and comes with a coffee or juice.

Other new breakfast items at BK Japan include a BK Hot Dog with ketchup and mustard, a Bolognese Burger with tomato sauce or a BLT Burger.

This is apparently not the first time that BK Japan has chosen to put SPAM on its menu.

The chain also debuted a line of mini SPAM sliders in June 2011 that were marketed towards Japanese women with the slogan, "What women want, what women get."

The Huffington Post reported that Burger King’s Hawaiian locations started selling a SPAM Platter -- which featured two slices of the canned meat with white rice and scrambled eggs -- in 2007.

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