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Servorg May 19, 2010 12:46 PM

I'll be looking to see what the comments are like on the new Burger King BBQ Ribs http://www.slashfood.com/2010/05/19/b... being rolled out. At $8.99 for a combo meal with 6 ribs it ought to be interesting to see if their usual customer base will support that type of cost.

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    HollyDolly May 20, 2010 11:50 AM

    I guess they are serious.However, living in the heart of Texas BBQ country, with Lockhart not too far away, I don't need to buy these things.Heck I can buy H.E.B. Grocery Stores half a rack of ribs for the same price as what BK wants.I've bought Lloyd's half a rack of ribs from H.E.B. and that's pretty good too.I'm sure that it won't last long.

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      Servorg May 21, 2010 09:56 AM

      Living in the midst of BBQ Nirvana - I feel your pain... lol They can't possibly be aiming at you as a likely customer. I just think that the price point (even assuming that the ribs are decent) is going to be beyond what their normal customer base is used to paying. And, whether they will get true BBQ rib lovers to try this product is a real stretch (to me).

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        James Cristinian May 21, 2010 01:55 PM

        I don't know, Holly Dolly, they may make it if the price doesn't scare people off. I'm in Houston, while no Luling or Lockhart, I can get really good ribs at three or four places. You won't find me at the King, but many people are clueless. I did a search and found at least twenty Olive Gardens in the New York City area, plus all the chain pizza. Couldn't you just see Michael Corleone blowing away The Turk and Captain McCluskey in an Olive Garden. A side note, I'll be at HEB tomorrow to pick up some crawfish, so what are these Lloyd's ribs?

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        Jelly71 May 21, 2010 02:50 PM

        this looks and sounds so gross, and this is coming from someone that really loves fast food.

        i can't imagine they will be in any way tender or flavorful.

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          joe777cool May 21, 2010 05:24 PM

          I have to tell you I did a double take when I saw the ribs on the BK menu. Not exactly what comes to mind when you think of "value meal." I consider MD's, BK, Wendys car food when Im too busy to cook or stop and eat a proper meal.....Ribs cant be eaten at a stop light!!!! At $9+ you can do much better imo, not to mention the disgusting fries!

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            MarlboroMan May 31, 2010 06:25 PM

            I tried the ribs, out of curiosity. I paid $6.09 plus tax for 6 smallish ribs. I had to ask for the "ribs alone" price, because of course they want you to get the "meal".. but I don't eat fries.

            Anyway, I didn't expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The ribs were tender, moist, and well seasoned. They came with a side of "Barbecue sauce" which I didn't even open.. the ribs didn't need it, and I appreciated that they weren't slathered in sauce.

            I'd get them again in a heartbeat. They were quite meaty for their size.

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              bagelman01 Jun 8, 2010 10:47 AM

              I orderd them Sunday, BUT there was no side of sauce and when I asked I was told it wasn't included, 15 cents extra. I said cancel and give me back my money, I'm not paying for sauce.

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                joe777cool Jun 8, 2010 12:08 PM

                good for you! MAJOR pet peeve of mine - paying for condiments. You pay $9 for a rib value meal ans they want another .15 cents out of you for 1 package of sauce? I would have taken my business elsewhere. If I want extra I understand paying extra but a few sauces with a meal should always be included

                lol, I did a web search...... I think I will pass on the ribs

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN5buT...

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                  operagirl Jun 9, 2010 08:59 AM

                  Ahahahah, that video is hilarious, thanks for sharing! For reasons unbeknownst to me, my boyfriend tried the ribs last week, and he actually liked them.

                  http://operagirlcooks.com

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                    Davwud Jun 9, 2010 09:16 AM

                    Wow!!

                    DT

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                      wench31 Jun 12, 2010 07:24 PM

                      Just saw that. I was cracking up!

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                      anonymouse1935 Jun 10, 2010 02:51 AM

                      An extra charge for more sauce?

                      As if the commercial weren't disturbing enough -- winged pig man would give any kid nightmares -- this seals the deal. And I like to try new scientifically engineered food at least once.

                2. Davwud Jun 1, 2010 09:03 AM

                  What's the deal with BK and all their gimmicks lately??
                  Angry Whoppers, Steakhouse XT Whopper. Now ribs.

                  DT

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                    Servorg Jun 1, 2010 09:06 AM

                    It seems that their Ad Agency has convinced them that the old maxim "Any publicity is good publicity" is true.

                  2. L2k Jun 10, 2010 10:49 AM

                    THEY'RE RUNNING OUT OF RIBS AT BK!!

                    http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-mark...

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                      joe777cool Jun 12, 2010 08:45 AM

                      I finally did it. After all the imagining, discussion, and foreplay I gave them a try. $3.49 for a 3 pack with sauce. 3 meaty rubs about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long with a slighly charred outside. The ribs were tender and moist but the good times stopped there. They had a fake almost chemically smoke taste, no real hint of anything I would call a rub/seasoning mixture, and the slight taste of cooking fuel. The sauce is the same one they have had for years (the one you get with their chix tenders/fries), I know that sauce well and didnt even bother to open the container. The only way I would have blown that money any faster and with less bang for my buck would have been if I had purchased an already scratched losing lottery ticket. DONT BOTHER!!!

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