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Burger King is selling Burger Shots

danhole Feb 28, 2009 07:34 AM

Our local junk food reviewer, Ken Hoffman, ran a piece in the Houston Chronicle Thursday about these. You can get 6 or just 2, and you have a choice of burgers or breakfast. They are smaller than sliders, and in the 6 pack they come in one piece, like a package of dinner rolls, that you have to pull apart. So it's 6 "shots" but looks like a package of rolls. Now what will they think of next?

  1. Bob W Mar 6, 2009 12:39 PM

    BK needs to pick up their game. I used to like them a lot, but a recent visit was very weak (we went b/c they have a great indoor playground).

    My value menu whopper was dry, with a mealy tomato slice. The onion rings sucked. My kids' chicken tenders looked pathetic (like what you'd get in a cheap frozen dinner). I was so hungry I even tried some cheesy tots. They were the best part of the meal.

    I saw the sign for the burger shots but i have no desire to go back to BK anytime soon.

    They also are pushing some "premium" burgers that cost $6.99. Anyone tried one of these things?

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    1. re: Bob W
      RShea78 Mar 7, 2009 02:29 AM

      >>They also are pushing some "premium" burgers that cost $6.99. Anyone tried one of these things?

      I would rather get a 3 pound bag/box of beef burgers at the local store and make them up at home. I am not about to support any burger joints- ridiculous food prices.

      1. re: Bob W
        monkeyrotica Mar 7, 2009 04:28 AM

        $6.99? Most sit down restaurants charge a couple bucks more. Unless you're going to the chichi places with the $15 burgers and fries cost extra.

        I've given up on Burger King as well. They're a little too fond of the microwave, which tends to have the amazing effect of making the bread both dry and soggy.

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        Negaduck Mar 1, 2009 07:01 AM

        They're like White Castle sliders, so they're horrible.

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          kkachurak Mar 1, 2009 07:15 AM

          Nay, nay. I've had White Castle sliders. They are truly incredible. Steamed over that bed of onions... delicious cheese. White Castle is superior in every way to the shots. The shots are shameless.

          1. re: kkachurak
            kchurchill5 Mar 1, 2009 09:07 AM

            I'm a Castle Fan, sorry Negaduck. I guess just timing and when I went. I still like them. Not good food, but it is that junk food, bad for you food, horrible habit got to have food deal. They are just great! I love them.

            1. re: kchurchill5
              RShea78 Mar 1, 2009 10:05 AM

              I like White Castle's burgers/cheeseburgers. I even make my own when I desire that gut burp feeling. The real trick to make them at home, is the onions!. Yep, reconstituted dry onions is a must for "Gut Burpers". A table spoon of flattened hamburger only needs a few minutes to steam in the onions. Deluxe dinner rolls can be sliced in 1/2 for the bun.

              1. re: RShea78
                kchurchill5 Mar 1, 2009 10:09 AM

                Someone else mentioned reconstituted dry onions. How funny. But they are great aren't they. Thanks, never tried them at home, may have too. I have fun with the slider partys, but nothing like a white castle. Just not the same. One of a kind by far.

            2. re: kkachurak
              monkeyrotica Mar 2, 2009 08:56 AM

              I actually prefer Krystal burgers, but since there are no Krystals or White Castles near DC, I might have to try these if they come our way. I just wish they weren't called "Burger Shots." Sounds uncomfortably like "Hot Beef Injections" about which there need be no comment.

              1. re: monkeyrotica
                danhole Mar 2, 2009 10:27 AM

                Ha! Hot Beef Injections! I was thinking more along the lines of shots of hamburger, as in shots of tequila. Tells you where my head is at.

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                  abigllama Mar 6, 2009 10:57 AM

                  I saw they commercial! Yes Burger Buddies are back with a sassy new name! After the gym, yes after the gym I'm that idiot with a gym bag in a fast food place, I stopped in a BK for some Burger Shots. I got a 4 pack of them with cheese.
                  Possibly it's because I ordered them with cheese, but my burger buddies had been nuked in the microwave..they were very squishy. It's basically a small version of the regular hanmburger on the menu. I was let down, squishy, tiny hamburgers don't do it for me.

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            kkachurak Mar 1, 2009 06:27 AM

            I have to admit. I have an unnatural love for fast food items, and I found these to be completely inedible, unappetizing and unfulfilling. I ordered six and gave up at number 4 (*not* because I wasn't hungry any longer). Add this to a recent disastrous trip through a Burger King in Texas and it is enough to turn me off this chain for quite some time.

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              bayoucook Mar 1, 2009 08:55 AM

              I read this post just in time - saw the BK commercial this morning and we were going to try them this afternoon. NEVER MIND.

            2. monku Feb 28, 2009 07:01 PM

              http://www.bk.com/#menu=2,91,-1

              1. MandalayVA Feb 28, 2009 06:36 PM

                These things suck. It's six rolls but only three small thin burgers so you have to break them apart. They're about 90 percent mustard-slathered bread. Gross.

                1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Feb 28, 2009 11:28 AM

                  Everything old is new again. They served these back in the 80s, and called them Burger Buddies. They were served only in pairs back then.

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                  1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                    danhole Feb 28, 2009 12:20 PM

                    I was too busy in the 80's for BK, so I don't remember this. But I'm not surprised. It's called recycling, isn't it?

                    1. re: danhole
                      kchurchill5 Feb 28, 2009 06:42 PM

                      I actually like them, but not a picky eater. Yes, fast food, take it as it comes. Why not. I'm on the road, 2 places McDonald or BK, Ok 2 BK shots, cheap easy and why not. Sorry. I don't like fast food but I eat it. I'm on the road driving, no time to stop, quick in a hurry and I want meat ... sorry, BK got my attention. And not bad. I have no complaints. It is a fad nothing more. Too overpriced but who cares. It is a quick 1 time lunch. It doesn't bother me. I would rather concentrate on dinner for my fam than worry about and post and answer several blogs about a place I don't even care about. Home is what I care about. Lunch was good, I ate, no harm done.

                      1. re: kchurchill5
                        danhole Mar 1, 2009 08:51 AM

                        On the website they look pretty thick - were they? Did they have the "flame broiled" flavor?

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                          Cathy Mar 1, 2009 09:03 AM

                          Yes.

                          Not at all reminiscent of a White Castle except the size of the bun.

                          Kind of a teensy Whopper with no lettuce or tomato. It is food. It is not horrid.

                          1. re: danhole
                            kchurchill5 Mar 1, 2009 09:05 AM

                            They were ok, not great, mine are better :) But descent, same flavor, stll flamed broiled not too thick though, but you can't too much with a small burger.

                            For what they are ... ok.

                            I think I mentioned I do burger shots or sliders whatever you call them party. I do a beef, a turkey and a seafood. Fun party theme and everything I served in miniature or small sized. Small lettuce cups, small chili bowls, small kabobs, etc. It was a huge success and everyone had fun. You could eat more of everything. The seafood burger shots were the hit. I did shrimp and crab with a aioli and fresh roasted tomatoes. Each was different.

                            Ok, another blog down the road.

                            Yes, descent for the price (over priced) but isn't all take out?

                      2. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                        RShea78 Feb 28, 2009 07:18 PM

                        >>Everything old is new again. They served these back in the 80s, and called them Burger Buddies. They were served only in pairs back then.<<

                        I was thinking your dates and names were off a bit. In the late 80's Burger Bundles came out, but in the early-mid 90's (I believe) is when the Burger Buddies came about.

                        http://www.nrn.com/breakingNews.aspx?...

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                          cstr Mar 1, 2009 08:33 AM

                          I thought they were dusting off an old skeleton.

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                          cstr Feb 28, 2009 08:01 AM

                          Curious, the cost is??

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                          1. re: cstr
                            danhole Feb 28, 2009 12:18 PM

                            From his review it days that the 6 pieces are $4.19, which seem a bit hefty to me, and the 2 piece is $1.39, also hefty, but then again I haven't actually seen the size of the "shots" so who knows.

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