In time for Halloween, the fast-food chain releases its "Nightmare King" in the United States on Monday, which will be available through November 1 at participating locations nationwide. "The burger then transformed into the figure of a snake", another subject alleges.
The "Nightmare King" isn't just a seasonal name thrown on Burger King's latest burger, which will be introduced just ahead of Halloween. Along with the Nightmare King, Burger King recently unveiled the Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry for Halloween.
The "spooky sandwich" has a quarter pounder of beef, a chicken filet, American cheese, bacon, mayonnaise and onion.
"The Nightmare King increases your chances of having nightmares by 3.5 times", Burger King said with a YouTube video promoting the burger.
Another participant said aliens started attacking the boat he was on during his bad dream.
Dr. Medina went on to say that the unique combination of proteins and cheese in the Nightmare King led to "an interruption of the subjects' REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cycles, during which we experience the majority of our dreams".
Maybe not, according to LiveScience. (There are a lot of different theories on which kinds of foods contribute to bad dreams, or if eating anything just before bed would do the trick.) Given that the sandwich consists of a fried chicken patty on top of a bacon cheeseburger, odds of it giving dietitians waking nightmares are exceedingly high.
The findings showed that, yes, the burger was able to induce more "vivid dreaming" and nightmares, but not because of any magical Halloween essence put into the burger.
LiveScience also reports that because all 100 participants ate the burgers, there was no control group for comparison.