Darth Vader burger? A black bun? Oui!(Read article summary)
Darth Vader burger arrives Jan. 31 at the French fast-food chain Quick, barely a week ahead of the release of 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D.' Just don't call it a Darth Vader burger.
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It's structured like a Big Mac. It could almost pass for a Big Mac, except that the bun is ... well ... black. Not blackened, totally black. Like two well-formed pieces of charcoal.¬†
It's also French, which means that the only way to get a black-bunned Darth Vader burger is to travel to the world center of¬†haute cuisine, visit one of Quick's more than 400 restaurants, and plunk down¬†‚ā¨4.90. (That's $6.29 ‚Äď but given the state of the euro, check back tomorrow. It could be cheaper.)
And because it's French, the Darth Vader burger comes with a few quirks.
For starters, don't call it a Darth Vader burger. In French, Luke's father (p√®re de Luc) is known as Dark Vador ("Dark Vah-Door").
Also, you can't walk up to the counter and order¬†un Dark¬†("Unh Dark"), because Quick is also offering the "Dark Burger" (an¬†homage¬†to Darth Maul).
You can, however, use the term "burger," which these days is instantly recognizable on either side of the Seine.¬†(Un Dark Vador burger, s'il vous pla√ģt.)¬†
If¬†burger noir¬†isn't your thing, there's the aforementioned Dark Burger, which comes on a red bun with¬†sauce aux trois poivres¬†(three-pepper sauce).
If a bun with paprika and beet dye seems too adventurous, you can get the Jedi Burger, which comes with a regular looking bun (sans¬†the sesame seeds of¬†le Big Mac). Just be ready for the¬†d√©s de mozzarella¬†(diced mozzarella) that sit on the uppermost¬†steak hach√© go√Ľt grill√©¬†(grilled patty).
The sandwich promotion starts a little over a week before the release of¬†"Star Wars: Le Menace Fant√īme 3D"¬†and runs through March 5.¬†