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Jan 9, 2008 09:29 AM

whopper freakout?

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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  1. What was bad about your whopper?

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    1. re: gordeaux

      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.

      1. re: callitasicit

        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.

        1. re: callitasicit

          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.

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

        Did you take it back?

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        1. re: Cathy

          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"!)

          1. re: alkapal

            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.

            1. re: chocchipcookie

              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

                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

              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.

              1. re: Deepster

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

                  1. re: alkapal

                    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

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

                    1. re: kindofabigdeal

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

                      1. re: malibumike

                        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.

                        1. re: kindofabigdeal

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

                          1. re: kindofabigdeal

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

                            1. re: crosby_p

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

                              1. re: crosby_p

                                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

                      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......

                      1. re: jeanmarieok

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

                  3. 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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                    1. re: Azizeh Barjesteh

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

                    2. 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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                      1. re: KaimukiMan

                        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

                          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".

                          1. re: Deepster

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