We’re no strangers to the culinary charms of extremely meaty hamburgers. Time and again, we’ve seen chefs in Japan push the burger envelope by offering increasingly massive sandwiches.
Today, though, we’re looking at the polar opposite: a bun-based sandwich with no meat at all. While a lack of beef may run counter to our baseline burger beliefs, there’s one important detail that turns this from sacrilegious to scrumptious.
The patty has been replaced by Potato Chips.
While Japanese snack maker Calbee has had a presence in grocery stores and convenience stores for decades, the company has recently been branching out by opening its own retail locations. Calbee Plus lets customers snack on potato chips fresh from the fryer, while Grand Calbee offers upscale, gift-quality slivers of deep-fried spuds.
The company’s next endeavor is Calbee Kitchen, a snack counter at the southbound rest stop of the Tomei Expressway in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture.
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