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"Someone f*ck1ng spit on my burger!" ... the Burger King Loaded Steakhouse Burger

ipsedixit Jun 23, 2008 10:28 AM

Two words about this new burger: STAY and AWAY.

Remember the McDonald's McRib?

Well, this is what the Steakhouse Burger reminded me of, except it also tasted like someone gurgled with a big spoonful of mashed potatoes and spit it out on top of the burger.

I think we've finally "jumped the shark" on over-the-top burgers.

I mean, c'mon, mashed potatoes on a friggin burger that already comes loaded with (dehydrated?) fried onions, bacon, cheese, A1 sauce and, oh yeah, a big fat hamburger patty.

Like I said above ... STAY AWAY.

  1. Firegoat Jun 23, 2008 11:16 AM

    what? you mock the mcRib??????

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    1. re: Firegoat
      rworange Jun 23, 2008 05:47 PM

      What ... huh? It tastes like the McRib? Does it have that lovely spongy texture too? Wow a McRiib tasting product with mashed potatoes on top ... yeah ... that's what the McRib was missing ... mashed potatoes. Dang, when they ressurect the McRib next time around, that means a second stop at KFC to get some mashed potatoes on top. Thanks for the tip. I'ms so at Burger King ... you PROMISE it tastes like the McRib?

      1. re: rworange
        Firegoat Jun 23, 2008 06:27 PM

        not to gild the lily any more than it already is..... but since you're going by kfc anyways..... how about some of their golden mac n' cheese on the mc rib instead of the taters? We could form it into lines along where the ribs would go.....

        1. re: rworange
          ipsedixit Jun 23, 2008 09:24 PM

          Yeah, it has that weird rubbery texture so reminiscent of the McRib. Sort of like rubbery meatloaf.

        2. re: Firegoat
          alkapal Jul 14, 2008 04:20 PM

          as soon as i read the op's mention of mcRib, i knew there would be some fun!

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          Emm Jun 24, 2008 12:52 PM

          I'm trying to imagine what went through your mind that caused you to buy one in the first place.

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          1. re: Emm
            wabbitslayer Jun 24, 2008 07:07 PM

            I guess sometimes a description of something just grosses you out so much that you have to taste it yourself before telling everyone how horrible you think it is?

            1. re: wabbitslayer
              Firegoat Jun 25, 2008 01:31 PM

              I just started seeing tv ads for it last night. I could see why one might try it.

              1. re: Firegoat
                ipsedixit Jun 25, 2008 02:02 PM

                Word of warning (or, I guess, another word of warning) ...

                The actual burger looks NOTHING like what's shown on the TV and print ads. It's like being shown a picture of Fabio and getting Danny DeVito.

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  Firegoat Jun 25, 2008 02:19 PM

                  Well they both have a lot of hair.... although the distribution varies.....

                  1. re: Firegoat
                    alkapal Jul 14, 2008 04:21 PM

                    lol. firegoat, you are on a roll!

              2. re: wabbitslayer
                rozz01 Jul 1, 2008 04:52 PM

                It's kinda like the smell my finger concept?

            2. rworange Jun 27, 2008 03:50 AM

              Ok, you made it sound so irresistably trashy I had to try it.

              Yeah, not a lot to love there though I didn't find it as puke-inducing as you. I am ashamed to say I spent $5.23 on this thing (with tax).

              Maybe if I had seen this picture on Flickr I wouldn't have done it ... funny comments too.

              'you’re paying a rather hefty price for a rather meager burger that consists of dry, chewy beef, a pig’s ass worth of bacon, a gentle wipe of mashed potatoes, and some crushed Funyuns ... The type of burger that you want to tell your mom about, but are too afraid because she would think you were shooting up heroin with the wrong crowd."

              Cross section photo which is even worse ... in no way would I have bought it if I saw this ...

              The guy thought it was like a Salsbury steak tv dinner on a bun.

              Almost didn't buy it. The BK description was "baked potato topping' and I wanted mashed potatoes. I've had burgers from a lot of countries that add French Fries, but never saw mashed potatoes before.

              Well, they are mashed as mentioned and not baked. The burger didn't taste like a McRib but it didn't have that phony char-broiled taste that makes me such a fan of the Whopper. Don't remember the onion rings at all and I kind of liked the bun.

              Had I eaten the whole thing it would have been 970 calories, 2,190mg of sodium and 55g fat. The dogs next door enjoyed it very much ... but they are not chowhounds. I swear I've never seen a company seem to go out of its way to kill people like Burger King ... they always seem to find ways to stuff more and more fat and calories inbetween two buns.

              This blog seems to share your contempt for the burger ..

              "It tastes like a baked potato went out for a night on the town. He danced and drank all evening and stumbled home in the wee hours of the morning. With blood-shot eyes, he entered his apartment. His roommate, the steak burger, met him at the door. The sweaty baked potato promptly threw up all over him."

              Yep ... avoid this one. Probably one of the worst fast food burgers I've had in my life.

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              1. re: rworange
                Firegoat Jun 27, 2008 04:56 AM

                With blood-shot eyes, he entered his apartment. His roommate, the steak burger, met him at the door. The sweaty baked potato promptly threw up all over him."

                Oh thank you for both that image and the laugh!

                1. re: rworange
                  ipsedixit Jun 27, 2008 09:06 AM


                  Weren't you a bit surprised at how small the burger was? The ads and commercials all made it seem like this ginormous monstrosity ...

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    rworange Jun 27, 2008 10:02 PM

                    Yeah, really and especially for that price. I mean, I could have gotten a really decent burger for that money.

                    One saving grace ... sort of ... the guy giving me my order made a mistake with the previous customer and had an extra orange soda and gave it to me for free ... so it technically reduced the price.

                    It is no McDonald's orange soda. It is a bright toxic orange. I had a few sips and then stared and stared a the orange glow coming from the cup ... and tossed it. The doggies aren't into soda pop.

                  2. re: rworange
                    irishnyc Jun 27, 2008 08:43 PM

                    My burger didn't even come close to the ad. It looked like someone took a oniony crap on a rectangle-ish burger.

                    1. re: rworange
                      alkapal Jul 14, 2008 04:27 PM

                      excellent reviews! btw, the cross-section photo looks like some living, scurrying creature from outer andromeda. http://fastfoodsnob.com/2008/04/24/re...
                      made me think of star trek.

                    2. Davwud Jun 27, 2008 04:44 AM

                      Somewhere P. T. Barnum is smiling.


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                        irishnyc Jun 27, 2008 08:41 PM

                        There was mashed potatoes on that sh*t? I had one the other night because I was late leaving school and the husband wanted burgers from there, so i indulged him. That abomination was my choice. There were so many odd tastes going on I couldn't identify any of them. The burger had a very odd consistiency, and the bacon was non-existient. I couldn't eat more than a quarter of it before it started to make me gag. What a waste of money.

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                        1. re: irishnyc
                          rworange Jun 27, 2008 10:06 PM

                          It seems not only is it bad, it's inconsistant. I didn't have "a pig’s ass worth of bacon, a gentle wipe of mashed potatoes". It was mainly mashed potatoes, with some bacon. Until I read the description, I didn't realize there were onion rings or something on it.

                          And it was soft ... so, so soft. I thought "this must be the type of food you have to eat if you lose all your teeth" ... and I immediately brushed and flossed.

                          1. re: rworange
                            MSPD Jun 30, 2008 01:15 PM

                            Something tells me there's nothing gentle about any kind of wipe associated with this thing.

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                          ML8000 Jun 30, 2008 01:43 PM

                          I guess I'll be blunt...what did you expect? Mashies on the burger should have been the first clue to run and hide.

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                          1. re: ML8000
                            ipsedixit Jul 1, 2008 10:09 PM

                            Well, this burger is essentially just like an American Shepherd's Pie, right?

                            Ground beef, vegetables, and (of course) mashed potatoes ...

                            1. re: ipsedixit
                              ML8000 Jul 2, 2008 11:10 AM

                              Better watch it or someone will come out with the "Sheperd's Pie Burger", topped with an extra banger for good will.

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                            dhedges53 Jul 1, 2008 09:49 PM

                            Best burger I've ever eaten. I'm going to have one a day for the next 6 months, and pity those who won't. I will also pity those who have "bacon and eggs", biscuits and gravy, pork chops, ribs, sausage, and all the other foods that will also kill them, who critically say that this burger is unhealthy. Hey, there are a million things we do on a daily basis that are bad for us. Like crack, meth, cigarettes, and alcohol (even a 1964 Chateau Mouton Rothschild).

                            Burger's are good............................for the soul.

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                            1. re: dhedges53
                              Fibber McGee Jul 2, 2008 10:20 AM

                              I don't think it's the health factors behind this burger that are causing people to complain. I think it's just not a good sandwich.
                              If a Bruger King burger is the best you've ever had . . .

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                              phr4eaker19 May 23, 2009 01:56 PM

                              "Like I said above ... STAY AWAY."

                              NO! LIES! YOU SPEAK LIES!!! It's delicious! Give them all to me if you don't want them, I'll eat the darned things! And you dare insult the McRib? Fool! Those who blast the almighty godlike McRib are my enemies, so when you walk out the door of your home tonight you better watch your back!

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                              1. re: phr4eaker19
                                rworange May 23, 2009 02:02 PM

                                While I don't agree with you on this sandwich ... do they still sell it ... I do like your description of the godlike McRib. I'll use that every time when I mention it. Ah, If McDonald's would only resurrect it. I have a serious craving now for spongy pork ... I think it is pork. Heaven for me would be both the Shamrock shake and the McRib on the menu at the same time.

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                                Shadowcran May 23, 2009 11:21 PM

                                Yuck! Glad I read this. I know not to try that one...although I'm on a BK ban the past few years.

                                Sounds like they've gone overboard with this particular specialty burger. Most tend to be a good choice, despite them always costing more.

                                Hardee's used to have a $6 Burger but that thing sucked rocks. It was actually about $4 in price but since I threw away more than half of it....and I don't like throwing away burgers. Hardee's even apologized in a commercial years later for how bad their burgers were and vowed to change them. They've done so, for the second best chain burgers I've had(1st being Backyard Burgers). They had a Spicy one years back that had a fried pepper that was huge on it. This big fried pepper was called a Texas Toothpick. Their Philly Cheesesteak burger was also very good.

                                Backyard Burgers seems like everyone of theirs is a specialty. I despise mayonnaise on a burger but they accidentally left it on with their Mushroom And Swiss I ordered. That burger still melted in my mouth. The "shrooms" were very tasty, the burger meat juicy and thick, and it was just a great all around burger. BYB seems to go cheap on their condiments on the burgers such as Ketchup and Mustard, but I think this is done on purpose in order to focus you on the meat. I'm serious, the meat is that good.

                                But it sounds like BK went the wrong route. No surprise from the franchise that has a freaky looking mascot who smiles like a serial killer.

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