Kicker – The Lunchmeat Burger


NICK EICHER, HOST: We all know that McDonald’s is an international brand. And so it sometimes changes its menu in different parts of the world to appeal to local tastes.

So bear that in mind as I tell you about McDonald’s planned Lunchmeat Burger for China.

The primary ingredient is Spam—and I’m not talking about junk email. I’m talking about the canned pork product we Americans came up with during the Depression. 

So here we go: You’ll have a layer of Spam topped with crushed Oreo cookies, topped with mayonnaise between two sesame seed buns.

REICHARD: Yuck!

I’m sorry. This has got to violate some law somewhere. Spam secretes enough gunk as it is, what’s the point of the mayo? Isn’t this unconstitutional? Mary, help me.

REICHARD: Yes! 8th Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment! 

It’s limited time offering. McDonald’s intends to sell no more than 400,000 of the Lunchmeat Burgers. 

REICHARD: One is too many!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/McDonald’s, CNN)

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