May 14, 2016

You Can Now Enjoy a Whopper and Sauna at This Burger King in Finland

While it may seem an odd thing for us here in the States, there's a Burger King over in Finland that includes a sauna, which basically means that there's somewhere in the world where you can eat a Whopper and sweat it out at the same time.

It's not just a plain sauna either. It was designed by Finnish celebrity hairdresser/model/designer/singer Teuvo Loman and recently placed third in a global food service new concepts competition.

The 15-person area that includes the sauna sports a Burger King-branded motif and also includes a laundry room, dressing room, showers, and a media lounge. The sauna itself is meant to accommodate 10 people and comes with a 48-inch TV. The media lounge also comes with a TV (55-inches), audio system, and Playstation 4. You can also place food orders on site rather than having to go over to the restaurant area.

The sauna area rents out for €250 (~$282 US) for every 3 hours and can be booked online. So, no you can't just order some Chicken Fries and chill out (sweat out?) in the sauna. It opened back in November of last year.

It should be noted that saunas are ubiquitous in Finland with an average of one sauna per household. They are places of social gathering and relaxation, so the addition of a sauna to a Burger King restaurants is less an oddity and more of a move meant to cater to local customs and preferences.

Photos via Restel.

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