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Wendy's goes gourmet in Japan

Today, fast-food chain Wendy's, known for its cheap staples of meat bombs, unveiled the Foie Gras Rossini Burger at its new restaurant in Tokyo. The price is 1280 yen, or nearly $17 at today's exchange rates.

Other surprises in the new "Japan Premium" line-up of burgers include the Avocado Wasabi Burger, the Chili Burger, and the Truffle and Porcini Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

No other Wendy's in the world has foie gras, the liver of a specially fattened goose or duck. The burgers bulge and glisten with oil like sumo wrestlers.

The fancy burgers are sold at a gleaming new store in the Ometsando district of Japan's capital, famed for its fashion shops. The location is a bit away from the main drag though; find it on a map, here.

The store is Wendy's first of 100 planned locations for the country, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The fast-food empire bowed out of Japan a couple of years ago due to falling profits, reports AFP.

The new menu items can be seen on the Japanese website for Wendy's. There's no Baconator Double on it, sadly.

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