Korea Takes KFC Double Down to a Whole New Level


Korea may have just beaten America when it comes to fattening, bread-less sandwiches.

They call it the Zinger Double Down King. The name is quite a mouthful and so is the concoction itself, which is Korea’s heart attack-inducing version of KFC’s infamous Double Down. Like the original, there is no bread involved in this sandwich: instead two pieces of fried chicken act as the buns and sandwiched between are the bacon strips, cheese, barbecue sauce, pepper sauce, and an all-beef burger patty. And no, in case you’re wondering, you don’t actually need to sign a waiver to take on the Zinger Double Down King. You just need $7, an empty stomach, and nerves of steel.

The sandwich’s tagline is “no bun, all meat.” And it’s true. Although we couldn’t find the nutritional facts for this new Double Down version, the original had almost a day’s worth of sodium.

The King is the newest Double down remix to hit Korea. Last year, the Zinger Double Down Maxx put hash browns, bacon, and cheese in between the two pieces of fried chicken.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi