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Apr 3, 2013 07:19 PM

Burger King Burger - Kind of Gross

Hard to believe, but I have never eaten at a Burger King before today.]

It was close to our bank/post office/other places we had, si we chose it based on convenience.

I ordered the Chipotle burger combo with fries and added onion rings.

The burger was so nasty that I simply took it apart scraped off the dressing and onions and fed the bun and meat to our dog.

This meal happened eight hours ago and I have washed my hands several times and they still stink.

The fries - bad, the onion rings - bad. No flavor and disgusting texture.

I did like the unsweetened ice tea mixed with the light lemonade.

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  1. Too bad. I just had a an original Whopper today. It is my favorite fast food burger. Hot crisp veggies. Delicious to me.

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    1. re: rochfood

      I don't get the haters. I never hear a peep about McD burgers which are vile little pucks of meat product.

      Of the fast food burgers the cheese whopper is the best one. Note that I qualified it as fast food. Drive thru...not cooked to order. Don't compare it to Jakes or 5 guys et al.

      1. re: sal_acid

        the thing is now that semi-fast burgers are readily available, the fast food places need to improve or be left in the dust and bk has improved the least of the big three, and for the most part keeps going backwards with all their variations.

        1. re: 51rich

          Very true -- Wendy's new burger can stand up pretty well to 5 Guys, and McDonalds is smartly bringing out some higher quality burgers while still keeping the good old cheap cheeseburgers... but BK is seemingly stuck in a "throw a new sauce and some onion rings or ham or something on the Whopper" rut that's doing them no favors.

          1. re: Boston_Otter

            BK's "specialty" burgers with godknowswhat mixed IN with the patty are truly revolting and poorly designed as well. The ones where the cheese mixed in with the meat, the cheese gets burnt before the rest of the patty is cooked. It's like eating leftover meatloaf made by drunken maniac.

            1. re: Boston_Otter

              No way is Wendy's with that fake butter stuff and sea salt fries even close to Five Guys on anything but price. I used to like Wendy's until they increased the prices and tried to compete out of their league. I never eat there anymore because I liked the way their burgers were before the revamp.

              1. re: On_yun

                Wendy's used to be my go to fast food before the revamp. I think I have eaten their once since then.

          2. re: sal_acid

            I used to think BK was OK. But my problem is that for 12 years I've worked just down the street from a BK, and the aroma of the food is in the air pretty much all the time. When the wind shifts and it mixes with the smells from the nearby meat packing plant and the also-nearby ice cream factory, it's a strong and heady brew.

          3. re: rochfood

            I like a junior whopper now and then for the same reason, like the mix of veggies and the patty which tastes fresh to me.

            1. re: rochfood

              This is subliminal....I am leaving for one now....kidding.

              "Hot crisp veggies". Do you write copy for advertising?

              If I look at that phrase daily, I will be heading to get one.

            2. That must have been a really awful Burger King, because I find their onion rings to be the among the best fast food ones available. They are always really tasty and hot and fresh.

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              1. re: Jelly71

                What do you mean by fresh? They aren't made fresh, they are frozen and they are made from onion powder and diced onion put in molds then breaded. Popeyes has the best fast food onion rings

                1. re: roro1831

                  Popeye's onion rings rock. And the red beans and rice

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    That goes without saying but we weren't discussing red beans. Lol

                    1. re: suzigirl

                      God, yes. They blow every other chain food onion ring out of the water. And they HAVE to make them fresh, which is why you always end up having to wait for them. Still worth it compared to those horrible fried breaded things BK peddles.

                      1. re: monkeyrotica

                        When I worked there in the early nineties I ate them almost every day

                    2. re: roro1831

                      I really like The Habit's onion rings. They are always nice and crispy.

                      1. re: roro1831

                        I meant fresh in that they cook them when you order them. They aren't sitting under a heat lamp. I am not so stupid to think that they are slicing and breading onions in back every hour on the hour. For frozen, they are pretty tasty.

                      2. re: Jelly71

                        for fast food burgers I have to admit to liking the whopper. their fries and onion rings are terrible. jack in the box has good onion rings - made of real onion, not some sort of reconstituted onion product that has been formed into a ring.

                      3. I like BK alright. One iron clad rule I have is to never order any "fancy" burgers at a fast food place.

                        1. The BKs in our area have gone way, way downhill in the lat few years.

                          1. you are lucky i don't have your address or i would report you to the aspca, for feeding that to your dog

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                            1. re: 51rich

                              Hey, what can I say. The Great Dane disagreed with me on the burger.

                              He was nuzzling me, so I gave it up.

                              1. re: 51rich

                                First thing that popped into my head. LoL