They’re calling it “Chip Butty” and it doesn’t seem half as appetizing as our beloved sandwich batata.

Burger King is Testing an Arab Favorite ... 'Sandwich Batata'

SOURCE: STEP FEED

BY: MARIAM NABBOUT

Burger King is testing a possible new addition to its “Change Range” menu in select outlets across New Zealand. Let’s just say the offering hits us as quite Arab.

The new item is called the Chip Butty. Inspired by a similar sandwich popular in the UK and Australia, the Chip Butty is made up of burger buns filled with fries, mayonnaise, and ketchup.

Does it ring any bells? Well, it should because it’s basically a spin-off from our popular sandwich batata.

The simple yet delicious potato wrap is famous in several Arab countries in the Levant and Egypt. It is usually enveloped in pita bread packed with fries, coleslaw, ketchup, and, of course, extra toum (garlic paste).

Arabs were all there for the new Burger King item but so were Brits and Australians who are known for their own version of the Chip Butty.

In both countries, the sandwich is made with buttered white bread that’s filled with french fries and condiments including ketchup, mayonnaise, or malt vinegar. Brits have already rejected BK’s Chip Butty and can’t even with it.

We accept that fries-filled sandwiches might be popular outside the Arab world but let’s just say none of them can compare to ours. Therefore, it was only natural for Arab tweeps to vent their frustration over the fact that no Chip Butty will ever live up to our favorite batata wrap.

FYI Burger King

“Ya’ll never tasted sandwich batata mn aand abou fadi and it shows”

If you’re going to do it, at least do it right

Source: Twitter/HNM_FC

“Feeling like a hipster cs in Lebanon we been eating sandwich batata since like 1914”

What Chip Butty?

Sandwich batata for the win