What is Bat Burger?! [Batman]


Hello and welcome to Comic Drake, where I
talk about comic books and my name is Drake. DC Comics loves incorporating their own original
restaurant chains into their books. The most well known is probably Big Belly
Burger, a chain that’s so popular that there’s even a location in Hell. There’s also Planet Krypton, a Planet Hollywood
pastiche that first appeared in the alternate universe of Kingdom Come, but was later brought
into the main continuity. And of course, who could forget the Mexican
restaurant that Wonder Woman briefly worked at, Taco Whiz? Because comics. However, my personal favorite is a relatively
new addition to the world of DC, Bat Burger. Tom King is… well basically the king of
taking recurring jokes that get funnier and funnier with each appearance. A big example of this is how he basically
reinvented the character of Kite Man, but Bat Burger works in much the same way. Originally introduced in Batman Vol 3 #16
in 2017, Bat Burger is a themed restaurant popular enough to have at least three different
locations. Seriously, if you actually take a look and
compare them, they are clearly different buildings. Apparently a “Superburger” came first
in Metropolis, but whatever. We’ve never seen it. Only at Bat Burger can you have staff like
Mark here dress up as popular Batman allies including Robin and Wonder Woman. I especially like how even the kitchen staff
has to wear the outfits too. It appears that on occasion, the restaurant
will host costume parties where the customers can dress up as well. My favorite is this dude wearing a Condiment
King costume at the condiment stand. It MIGHT have just been a fan, but look at
just how much more detailed this costume is when compared with everybody else’s. In my heart of hearts, I feel like this IS
the real Condiment King and I love it. However, wouldn’t it be pretty dangerous
to dress up like a supervillain in Gotham City? Like I don’t even care if the quality of
the costume is bad, that’s not really a risk that I would be willing to take. Regardless, there’s more than just costumes
and memorabilia to make Bat Burger something special. For that, you need to look no further than
their menu of bat-centric eats. There’s such delights as the Night-Wings,
Robin Nuggets, KGBLT, Riddle-Me-Fish, Killer Crocque Monsieur (I bet I butchered that),
the Two-Face Sandwich, and the Ivy Salad which is SPECIFICALLY not poison. Of course, it wouldn’t make sense for Bat
Burger to not have their own Bat Burger which you can also get in deluxe and deluxe oversized
sizes. Apparently there’s also a Bane Burger. I imagine that it’s so big that eating it
will break your back! On the exact opposite side of the spectrum
however are the Bat-Mini sliders! All of these burgers are vegan friendly, allowing
consumers to get veggie patties and vegan cheese on request! We know for a fact that despite his initial
reluctance, Bruce Wayne is actually on board with the menu at least enough to eat there
on more than one occasion. He especially seems fond of the Bat Burger
and the KGBLT. Fries come in two forms, the most popular
being the Bat-Fries. Move over Chick-fil-A, because waffle fries
are a thing of the past with these fries in the shape of little Batman symbols. If you want more traditional potato sticks
though, then you can actually get the Vengeance Fries as well. Both options can also be Jokerized upon request,
which means that they get sprinkled with special red, white, and green seasoning. But don’t forget to wash down these delicious
delectables with a Bat-Soda! Apparently there’s fifty two flavors. Get it? DC loves that number. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing
options. There’s Spite, Choke, Sunpist, and Zapt! Now notice that it says “NEW” 52 flavors. Like I get that that’s a reference to the
New 52 comic brand, but take a look at the soda machine. There is only one self serve nozzle shown
in this New 52 era. When this restaurant was first seen, it wasn’t
self serve and there WERE multiple nozzles. That MUST mean that locations have actually
been upgraded to a modern machine sort of akin to Coke Freestyle, but I’m probably
overthinking that. No, I am DEFINITELY overthinking that… The Bat-Mite meal is perfectly suited for
kids as it comes in a box covered with fun activities like riddles. If that’s not enough though, the meals also
come with a toy! The only one we know about however is a Red
Hood action figure, but I’m sure that the other member of the Bat-family are also represented
as well. As a side note, I’m honestly shocked that
there has been no mention of a Mr. Freeze dessert item considering just how much thought
went into the menu. I feel like that’s a major missed opportunity. So there you go, literally everything that
I could find on Bat Burger with some other trivia tidbits for fun. I know that I went WAY overboard for a joke
that’s only appeared in like four issues and around thirteen pages in total, but you
guys said in my previous videos that you wanted to know more about Bat Burger so of course,
I delivered! If you wanted to give another fictional character
a restaurant though then what would it be called and what kind of food would it serve? Let me know down there in the comments below! But if you liked this video then why not consider
subscribing or even watching another one? In fact, if you want to know more about the
food of Batman then why not watch my video on “What Does Poison Ivy Actually Even Eat?” Is she a carnivore? Is she a vegetarian? Is it photosynthesis? What’s the deal? Anyway, I hope you learned at least a little
something new and maybe, I’ll see you next time.

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