Starbucks Japan is launching a bold and brazen menu of "American-style" sandwiches. So what does Japan think this fine nation eats for lunch? Banana-and-bacon sandwiches with peanut butter, also known as the Elvis. The line-up also includes an egg sandwich made from a Spanish omelet and edamame (two decidedly non-American ingredients), a honey ham and cheddar sandwich on barley bread, a chicken and bacon club sandwich, and a teriyaki chicken sandwich with wasabi mayo.
A&W may not be putting peanut butter on burgers, but they are introducing one topped with pastrami. Called the Deli Burger, it comes with the smoked meat and mushrooms.
A&W gets funky next week with the intro of a Deli Burger topped with pastrami and mushrooms. pic.twitter.com/5HWJP5EMxh— BurgerBusiness (@BurgerBusiness) April 8, 2015
McDonald's is also making changes to their burger menu, perhaps in an effort to compete with fast casual spots like Shake Shack: The chain is now selling a trio of swanky "Sirloin Third Pound" burgers. The burgers contain the biggest beef patties on McDonald's menu and come in three versions — Steak House, Bacon & Cheese, and Lettuce & Tomato. Some of them are topped with "beef seasoning" and it looks like they are being served on wooden boards. Which... is an interesting strategy for a fast food chain.