Wendy's Return to Japan Marked by ... a $16 Burger
It comes topped with foie gras
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2011 8:49 AM CST
A man walks by a Wendy's hamburger chain restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

(Newser) – For two years, Japan's fast-food lovers were forced to go without Wendy's. Now the chain is back—with a bang. Its first new store to open in the country will serve up the Foie Gras Rossini Burger, which, yes, is topped with foie gras and costs 1,280 yen, or around $16. The Tokyo store will also serve a Truffle and Porcini Grilled Chicken Sandwich and a wasabi-avocado burger, reports the Wall Street Journal. The paper explains that Wendy's pulled out of Japan in 2009, shuttering its 71 stores.

This time around, it has teamed up with a new partner (which also happens to be behind the country's Domino's) and has plans to blanket 700 stores throughout the country. If you're interested in the luxurious burger, though, you'll have to make a trip overseas. Wendy's corporate office (located in Dublin, Ohio) says they "really don't have anything to do with" the new menu item, which won't be popping up in the US, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Feb 7, 2012 7:16 PM CST
It looks like Goose Shit & smells like liverwurst. It made me hurl.
Dec 29, 2011 3:27 PM CST
Wendy's where is your whale burger?
Dec 29, 2011 10:56 AM CST
Foie Gras is made by restraining the geese and manually forcing food into them until their livers inflate and destruct. Enjoy your Wendy Foie Gras! For you Veal Parmesan Lovers- Veal is made by shackling infant calves in boxes from birth so they never move and never see the light of day. It makes their meat more tender so it's well worth the torture. There's a big difference between the traditional farm or plains animals who lived their lives relatively free and at some point became dinner- and the modern American 'Factory Farm' where animals are confined in stinking crowded boxes, live in mud and feces, never see real grass but rather are fed industrial stews of hormones and Corporate Feed. They are sickly and are losing the ability or will to reproduce with miscarriage rates of 45% and climbing. Alzheimers Disease is increasingly showing up in 50 years olds and is possibly linked to beef raised on generations of Mad Cow disease from being fed ground up dead cows to themselves. Have a Burger, A Goose or a baby Cow and a Smile!