In the past, Burger King introduced a couple of different sandwiches with black buns with the aim of getting everyone into the Halloween spirit. 2018 is going to be different, though, and things are about to become exceptionally frightening. Not only will the special holiday sandwich from Burger King feature a green bun, but the company is promoting the burger by saying that the “Nightmare King” will actually induce nightmares in those who consume it. The Nightmare King is an a legitimate sandwich: a green bun made with all natural coloring from watermelons. Stacked between the two halves is a quarter-pound burger, a crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, thick-cut bacon, mayonnaise, and onions.
… The Nightmare King will sell for around $6.39 and will be available on October 22.
… Burger King actually partnered up with the Florida Sleep & Neuro Diagnostic Services Inc. to conduct a sleep study regarding their Halloween creation. More than 100 participants were analyzed during a 10-night study that had them eat a Nightmare King before going to sleep for the evening.
… During the study, the subjects had their heart rate, brain activity, and breath monitored to find out about their dreams. While four percent of the population experiences nightmares in any given night, after eating the Nightmare King the incidence of nightmares increased by 3½ times.