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callitasicit Jan 9, 2008 09:29 AM

I just had a whopper today and I almost threw up! How could anyone freak out if this inedible burger was no longer available. The King should be embarrased for himself and his company!

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    gordeaux RE: callitasicit Jan 9, 2008 11:03 AM

    What was bad about your whopper?

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      callitasicit RE: gordeaux Jan 9, 2008 10:01 PM

      It just didn't taste like a good burger. Limp burger, cold and almost stale bun, just didn't look or taste fresh. It just tasted like a cheap burger. I guess my palate has become a little more refined over the years.

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        Orchid64 RE: callitasicit Jan 10, 2008 01:20 AM

        Um, it is a cheap burger, isn't it? Fast food is what it is and one has to keep expectations on par with what is being sold.

        Personally, I hate most fast food, but I don't think it has anything to do with being more refined than anyone else. I just am not a fan of beef or fried food.

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          gordeaux RE: callitasicit Jan 10, 2008 06:49 AM

          If you haven't had a whopper in years, you got a bad one. It happens. It's fast food. They are 'ok' when you get the good ones (fresh hot patty, fresh veggies, fresh bun.) Refined palate? Sounds more like anyone's palate would not have been enamored with what you got. I would have sent it back too, but if you're on the run, and gotta go, well, you're kinda stuck. When whoppers are on sale, I'll go to BK every so often, but other than that, come on, it's just fast food. Tasted like a cheap burger? It was a cheap burger. For the most part, however, my experiences with BK are usually not as bad as you described, but I have run into a couple where everything just seemed stale, cold, and wrong. Too bad your visit ended up like that.

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        Cathy RE: callitasicit Jan 9, 2008 11:11 AM

        What was wrong- meat, cheese, bread, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise?

        Did you take it back?

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          alkapal RE: Cathy Jan 10, 2008 03:22 AM

          like cathy, i would have sent it back!

          my deal, i get a junior whopper (better ratio of filling to bread) and ask for extra pickles and onions. they make it fresh! only $1. yeah!

          i like good chow of ALL types. sometimes, i just crave a junior whopper. like sometimes i crave nacho cheese doritos. high brow high chow -- maybe not -- but good chow to me, nevertheless!

          (but i could definitely do without that creepy megacephalitic "king"!)

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            chocchipcookie RE: alkapal Jan 10, 2008 07:00 AM

            Agree, he is too creepy. Just about as bad as those Wendy's commercials with the guy donning the Wendy wig. There is something very twisted with their marketing campaigns these days.

            As far as bad burger, I have found when fast food burgers are hot, they are good, when they get the slighteset bit on the cool side, they are really terrible. As one poster mentioned in a previous post, you can tell a good burger when you will still eat it cold.

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              stellamystar RE: chocchipcookie Jan 15, 2008 07:55 PM

              Off with his head!!!! The King must be exiled.
              Remember when they had fun commercials with Hootie & the Blowfish? Right before all this King bull. Grrrrrr.

              1. re: stellamystar
                alkapal RE: stellamystar Jan 16, 2008 06:37 AM

                nightmare visions of the king head floating near the bedroom ceiling......

                oh wait, a brilliant marketing idea (if vaguely menacing): king head mylar helium balloons for the kiddies!

            2. re: alkapal
              Deepster RE: alkapal Jan 10, 2008 07:08 AM

              I agree with alkapal! I get the Jr. Whopper.....just lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo......I don't often eat at any fast food places. But, there are times I just have to whip into BK for a quick fix.....especially if I'm on my way home, and just KNOW I don't feel like cooking nor eating anything I already have prepared. To me, at those times the Jr. Whopper is the "real deal". As has been pointed out, sometimes you just don't get what you'd hoped for when it comes to FF joints.

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                malibumike RE: Deepster Jan 10, 2008 09:17 AM

                Yes you could get 2 jr whoppers for 2 bucks that contain more meat and ingrediants than one full sized whopper at $2.79

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                  alkapal RE: malibumike Jan 10, 2008 09:34 AM

                  amen, brotha'!

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                    KevinB RE: alkapal Feb 1, 2008 10:36 AM

                    whopper jr. with heavy pickle, heavy tomato; it's almost like getting a salad on a bun with your burger! Here in Canada, they're $1.29, and I can't even eat two of them at a time. One is enough!

                  2. re: malibumike
                    kindofabigdeal RE: malibumike Jan 13, 2008 03:41 PM

                    too bad for you. I've never seen a whopper for 2.79. my local BK serves them up for $1.

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                      malibumike RE: kindofabigdeal Jan 14, 2008 07:57 AM

                      It has been years since I have seen a full sized whopper for a buck, the whopper jr yes, Where do you live?

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                        kindofabigdeal RE: malibumike Jan 14, 2008 10:24 AM

                        I live in Dallas, but I also got dollar whoppers when I lived in Phoenix last year. This is only at certain BKs, but they have them all the time, not just for a limited time. I think $2, maybe 2.50, would be my limit on a whopper.

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                          KaimukiMan RE: kindofabigdeal Jan 14, 2008 02:25 PM

                          Whopper Junior in Honolulu will run you about $1.50, a Whopper is around $3.70 (slightly higher in Waikiki)

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                            crosby_p RE: kindofabigdeal Jan 25, 2008 04:10 AM

                            I got a whopper with cheese in Baltimore yesterday...$3.79. I'm moving to Dallas!

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                              kindofabigdeal RE: crosby_p Jan 25, 2008 05:28 AM

                              holy cow! you should see what we can do with a 3.79 burger then. please tell me that was an airport.

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                                gordeaux RE: crosby_p Jan 25, 2008 07:12 AM

                                That sux!. In Chicago, whoppers (not Whopper jr.s, but full sized whoppers) are 2 for $3.00 right now. I usually get two. One with everything (minus ketchup) and one with pickles only. Toss the bun on the one with pickles only, and I get double whopper with extra pickles.

                    2. re: alkapal
                      jeanmarieok RE: alkapal Jan 10, 2008 11:21 AM

                      Yep, if you order the jr whopper, it's generally just made - because not that many people order them. I probably have one or two a year (usually passing thru an airport). I just wish the fries at BK weren't so awful......

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                        alkapal RE: jeanmarieok Jan 10, 2008 01:01 PM

                        esp. fresh if you ask for the "extras"....

                  3. Azizeh Barjesteh RE: callitasicit Jan 10, 2008 11:18 AM

                    Those commercials are the dumbest ones on TV right now. Who gets that upset? I'm thinking not many people. Otherwise, they wouldn't be showing the same 3 bad reactions.

                    Of course, they aren't showing all the people who say, "Ohh. Ok. I'll have a chicken sandwich instead, please."

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                      alkapal RE: Azizeh Barjesteh Jan 10, 2008 01:03 PM

                      maybe they prepped those upset people by giving them a free steroids shake beforehand! ;-)

                    2. KaimukiMan RE: callitasicit Jan 10, 2008 11:27 AM

                      as with fast food everywhere, if you want it fresh and hot, make it a special order. extra onion (or no onion) on your McDee's quarter pounder, no cheese or extra pickle or whatever on your jumbo jack, easy on the mayo on your whopper. whatever it is you think would be a good change for you will ensure a better burger over all.

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                        gordeaux RE: KaimukiMan Jan 10, 2008 11:37 AM

                        I live by this rule. Amen! I'm the one who orders the QP / Fish Filet / Big Mac with no cheese, and gets fresh hot stuff every time (with the little fancy blue sticker on it that says (Made especially for you!) at Mcd's. American cheese is just plain wrong, anyway!

                        1. re: KaimukiMan
                          Deepster RE: KaimukiMan Jan 10, 2008 11:59 AM

                          You are right on! First, I did not grow up eating mustard on hamburgers, so I don't want it on a burger.....a hot dog yes....burger, NO! Second, I do love pickles, but not on my burgers. There's just something about "warm" pickles that I find distasteful. So, my orders are always "special", and rarely do I get a bad one. I don't really like ketchup on anything, so there's another "special order".

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                            aelph RE: Deepster Jan 10, 2008 03:41 PM

                            Funny. I grew up only wanting mustard(no catsup/mayo/spatial sauce) + lettuce/tomato/onion (no disgusting American cheese, please) on my burger and BK gives it to me more often than not *no problemo*. And warm pickles are feh...I agree with you there. What I don't get is this idea of freshness at a Wendy's/McD's/BK: They don't make the menu burgers and hold them! You can do that with certain sub shops(I'm thinking of Houston's franchised Antone's), but then you see the pre-wrapped product in the case and simply ask for a fresh and/or modified one. Pre-made burgers? I think not. Anyway, as to the OP...yeah...sometimes you hit a crappy BK(I prefer BK over McD's btw)...that's just a confluence of circumstances involving those franchises poorly run, lackadaisicle workers, and sometimes you can just p/o the wrong person by daring to place a special order(it's odd, but it happens).

                        2. Chew on That RE: callitasicit Jan 11, 2008 11:11 AM

                          I sort of like Whoppers because of their grilled flavor. But I don't know if that commercial is real...it's a mockumentary (and I find it pretty genius!)

                          1. jamiecarroll RE: callitasicit Jan 11, 2008 12:24 PM

                            FYI- at Burger King, there is kind of a secret code called "Off the Broiler." If you order your burger "off the broiler," then they don't cook it until you order it. They will cook you a fresh one.

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                              alkapal RE: jamiecarroll Jan 11, 2008 12:54 PM

                              do i have to show them my secret decoder ring? ;-)

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                                danhole RE: alkapal Jan 14, 2008 07:56 AM

                                No decoder ring, but wearing your BK crown would help!

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                                  Deepster RE: danhole Jan 14, 2008 02:38 PM

                                  LOL!!! I gotta get me one 'a them red wigs for when I go to Wendy's then. Maybe I'll get special treatment there, too. Or then again I might get treated as stupidly as those commercials.....My God, where, oh where are the heads of the folks who thought up THAT retarded commercial approach?

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                                danhole RE: jamiecarroll Jan 14, 2008 07:56 AM

                                We are the local PITA's at our BK, because we always make them make it fresh, and do NOT pop it in the microwave! And we stand and watch just to be sure! Of course we also ask for special orders, but sometimes they will take a cold burger, dress it "our" way and then microwave it! That is unacceptable!

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                                  Tay RE: danhole Jan 14, 2008 08:20 AM

                                  A very Fast Food- savvy teen told me the best thing is to order 2 jr bacon $1 cheeseburgers at Wendy's, toss the tops and put them together for a "doubleplay burger" for $2. At first I thought, "Why not just eat both of them?"
                                  When I asked him, he said it's a good idea if someone wants a bigger burger w/o so much bread,... I guess it makes sense . I don't eat those so I can't vouch for the taste, but I admire his creativity. :-}

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                                    alkapal RE: Tay Jan 14, 2008 01:19 PM

                                    tay, i just saw a wendy's commerical for a double burger with cheese for 99 cents. (it is the wendy-wigged dude on stage, in front of an auditorium of 99 men dressed as "Lincolns". 'twas memorable, which is the point of advertising!

                                    (though it may go over the head of those unfamiliar with our smallest currency denomination!)

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                                      justagthing RE: alkapal Jan 14, 2008 09:25 PM

                                      I miss the little ol' lady that said, 'where's the beef?'

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                                        alkapal RE: justagthing Jan 15, 2008 01:59 AM

                                        if only she'd moderate some primary debates.....

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                                swsidejim RE: callitasicit Jan 14, 2008 10:29 AM

                                kind of funny commercials actually. I love the sound snipet from the mouthy lady demanding to speak to the manager because she couldnt get her whopper. I also think the creepy King mascot/charactor is kind of funny too, I liked the football themed commericals with him they used to run.

                                As for the Whopper, its been months since I had one, but when I do I go for the double whopper, so I can actually taste some meat.

                                1. Lindseyup67 RE: callitasicit Feb 1, 2008 03:52 PM

                                  Anyone seen the Whopper Freakout "Ghetto style" ? TOOOO funny!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqgr4U...!!!!!!!!!

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