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Nov 6, 2013 08:54 AM

The Big King from Burger imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

I just saw this on CNBC and thought I would share it, apparently Burger King is introducing a new sandwich that is extremely similar to Mc Donalds Big Mac. The reporter on CNBC seemed to like the flame broiled taste of the Big King better than the Big Mac.

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  1. Recall that the Big Mac itself is a rip-off of the now-forgotten Bob's Big Boy. For me, too bread-y and too mayo-y.

    1. I remember the Big King from back when. It didn't have a middle bun then. I'd rather get a double cheeseburger to forego the middle bun.

      1. I don't like the opposite. McD's Big N Tasty (their Whopper (which I love)), but I will give this try and see if it's as good as a Big Mac.

        BK failed to remotely imitate Mc D's sausage mcmuffin with egg. Remember the commercials with the King stealing the recipe from McD headquarters ? Epic fail.

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        1. re: rochfood

          This sounds vaguely familiar too.
          Isn't it's about the time that McDonald's brings back it's McRib sandwich too? Guess the fast food business is getting like Hollywood movies, copy anything vaguely successful.

          1. re: Feed_me

            I just saw the first commercial for the McRib last night - it's back.

            1. re: FlyerFan

              Well while on topic, I saw a commercial for a Burger Kind rib sandwich as well!! What's with that???

                1. re: ricepad



                  Just the BK Rib Sandwich, I guess Mc D's patents on some of these sandwiches are running out?

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    I don't think McDonald's had any patent on their rib sandwich. The preformed pork 'rib' patty has been around long before McDonald's started selling them. I remember eating 'riblet' sandwiches at the county fair more than 30 years ago. Of course I grew up in rural Minnesota where hog farmers are ubiquitous.

                    (I found this thread by reading your CNBC thread.)

          2. Interesting that the burger has "freshly cut lettuce", yet in promo photos, it looks like an uncut lettuce leaf.

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            1. re: ricepad

              You my friend have an eye for detail!

              1. re: jrvedivici

                Not so fast, took a second look before I saw the middle bun!