Thought it couldn’t get worse than “barista” or “mixologist”? Try “Whopper-ista” on for size — that’s who’ll soon be serving you at (wait for it) New York’s first Whopper Bar. A press release has it that the prototype just opened in Miami, complete with “the WHOPPER® Topper, a visible toppings theater that allows guests to choose from favorites like A.1.® Thick & Hearty steak sauce, smoked bacon, Angry onions and guacamole. Guests looking for a little guidance can opt for ‘Bar Favorites,’ which include new sandwiches, like the Bourbon WHOPPER® sandwich, Three-Cheese Steakhouse XT™ and Pepper Bacon Steakhouse XT™ burgers and more familiar offerings, like the Angry WHOPPER® sandwich.” And just how many toppings will be offered in this “toppings theater”? Twenty-two, my friend. No mention of whether beer will be served or the jukebox will rival Fatburger’s when the Gotham location opens in six to twelve months, but we’re not going anywhere near this sober. Okay, maybe just once.
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