We Need To Get To France Before March 1 To Eat A Darth Vader Burger On A Black Bun

Get outta the way, Eiffel Tower — there’s a new attraction we’re drooling over in France and it just so happens to be Star Wars-themed. French restaurant chain Quick is promoting the 3D release of The Phantom Menace with a Darth Vader burger on a super cool black bun. Levitate it on over to my mouth with a side of lightsaber fries!

L’Express (via Gizmodo because we/I do not know French) reports on the awesomely weird “Dark Vador” burger, which is available until March 1.

Next to it, the Jedi burger seems well, a bit wimpy and ho hum, but it’s out until March 5. Ostensibly because that’s when the Death Star’s grill will blow up and so the winning side’s sandwich gets a longer life span. Spoiler alert! At least the Jedi burger doesn’t take after Yoda (green, 900 years old, etc.).

The burgers hit stores starting Jan. 31 in advance of the Feb. 8 release date of The Phantom Menace 3D in theaters.

And even though we can’t exactly read French, we asked Google to give it a go, resulting in this gem of a translation from L’Express: “Of course, the inevitable toys derived films are findable in the menus for children. It is a joy.”

A joy indeed.

Quick sort un Dark Vador burger tout noir [L’Express]

This Black Bun Darth Vader Burger Looks More Awesome Than The Phantom Menace [Gizmodo]


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  1. Bagels says:

    That’s probably just mold…..good thinking by BK to save some stale buns

    • ThatTastesTerrible! says:

      If the black bun is mold, what are those “crumble” things on the Jedi Burger? They look like teeth!

    • AuntySemantic says:

      It’s not BK, it’s a company called Quick. Just as awful though.

    • eyesack is the boss of the DEFAMATION ZONE says:

      Haha, I also automatically assumed it was Burger King. It just completely seems like this would be their doing.

  2. theblackdog says:

    I always wanted to have my colon dyed black.

  3. Mr. Fix-It says: "Canadian Bacon is best bacon!" says:

    Okay, that’s kind of cute and all but uh…

    Am I the only one who cares what’s actually on the burgers?

  4. Quixiotic... Yea it's a typo (╯°□°)╯彡┻━┻ says:

    I would not, could not if it’s well-done
    I would not, could not on the run
    I do not like Darth Vader Bun
    I do not like them you nasty Parisians!

  5. kcrobinson says:

    Are those….marshmallows on the Jedi burger?

  6. Cat says:

    Well, I *DO* sometimes like black buns…

  7. dolemite says:

    Wait, America – who invented Star Wars, and go to war and the stars in reality very often, do not get the cool Dark Vader burger, but the French do?

  8. LanMan04 says:

    No one could ever pay me enough to watch that absolute shit movie again.

    I’m not even some big Star Wars purist who insists Lucas retroactively ruined my childhood, but DAMN The Phantom Menace is such a steaming turd of a movie.

    • One-Eyed Jack says:

      I gotta agree with you. I saw each of the prequels in the theaters, but have no desire to see them ever again.

  9. AlteredBeast (blaming the OP one article at a time.) says:

    The Phantom Menace 3D?


  10. The Porkchop Express says:

    How or why is the bun black? Dye? Fancy bread I never heard of? Old bread? Tar?

  11. rpm773 says:

    I look at that thing and my mouth waters…in the manner it would when I’ve mistakenly taken a bite of completely charred toast. eeyuch.

  12. Dallas_shopper says:

    I can read French…sadly the article doesn’t say what makes the buns black, or how the “Dark Vador” burger differs from the “Jedi Burger” (other than the bun color). I have to rely on the pictures instead…basically looks like different veg, different cheese, different sauce.

    On exulte indeed.

  13. katekate is squared says:

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to want to eat a Burger King burger less than I already did. They showed me!

    • Dallas_shopper says:

      Burger King > Quick Restaurants.

      • Dallas_shopper says:

        Sorry, that didn’t come out right. Basic message…BK and Quick are not the same company AFAIK.

        • AuntySemantic says:

          Right. Quick is a Belgian company and their so-called restaurants are ubiquitous in France and Belgium. It’s more a McD knock off, and the food is no better and no worse than any other fast food.

          • Dallas_shopper says:

            Sadly I’ve eaten at Quick before, so I know from personal experience.

            I do like that they don’t salt the fries. At least they don’t in France. They let YOU salt them yourself. That’s great for me, since fast food fries are usually much too salty for my liking. That’s about the only good thing I can say about Quick.

  14. dush says:

    “Dark Vador”
    Is this a joke?

    • cybrczch says:

      The French have no word for “Darth” so they took the Spaceballese translation.

      • rawley69 says:

        I assumed Darth was a made up word, why can’t the french use the word darth also, if it’s made up?

        • Applekid ‚îÄ‚îÄ‚î¨ Ôªø„Éé( „Çú-„Çú„Éé) says:

          I’m not an expert in French, but, when translating from one language to another, you’d want to avoid copying made up words exactly if the target language is missing a native diphthong within each of the words syllables.

          In this case, I’d reckon it’s /th/

  15. some.nerd says:

    Oh man… I’d hate to see what color that bun turns your poo.

  16. daveinva says:

    I’d give my right hand to eat one of those burgers.

  17. dwtomek says:

    Jesus I knew the french were generally terrible in the kitchen, but that they can even fuck up a burger, that is an affront to humanity. France you should be ashamed.

  18. dangermike says:

    Curiosity is getting the better of me. Could someone pack a few into carbonite and send them stateside?

  19. thomwithanh says:

    Black dye? I don’t think so

  20. Princess Beech loves a warm cup of treason every morning says:

    I’m pretty sure the Darth Vador bun will *choke* you.

    Tee hee hee. Get it?

  21. Galium says:

    Each burger comes with unpatriotic fries, and the special sauce is yellow in color. signed Cheney.

  22. Galium says:

    Each burger comes with unpatriotic fries, and the special sauce is yellow in color. signed Cheney.