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

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.

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    1. re: Firegoat

      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

        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

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

        2. re: Firegoat

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

        3. 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

            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

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

              1. re: Firegoat

                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

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

                  1. re: Firegoat

                    lol. firegoat, you are on a roll!

              2. re: wabbitslayer

                It's kinda like the smell my finger concept?

            2. 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.
              http://www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpr...

              '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 ...
              http://fastfoodsnob.com/2008/04/24/re...

              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.
              http://www.bk.com/#menu=2,79,-1

              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 ..
              http://chadwright.wordpress.com/2008/...

              "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

                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

                  rworange,

                  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

                    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

                    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

                      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. Somewhere P. T. Barnum is smiling.

                      DT

                      1. 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

                          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

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