I don't know if I've ever voiced this opinion explicitly on this blog, but Burger King flat out sucks and has for a while. You might be saying, "Hold up it didn't make your list of overrated fast food restaurants. What gives?" I'd say you're right it didn't. To be overrated there has to be some perception out there that it's good. Burger King is long long way from that. Every time I go there I see dirty restaurants, few customers, slacking, poorly dressed employees who aren't even wearing clean cohesive uniforms, long waits in the drive thru and burgers that have shrank more than Obama's approval ratings. It's so sad because I remember BK being one of my favorite places in fast food when I was a kid. The charbroiled burgers were always especially enjoyable. I think BK management has recognized their company's slide, but are there efforts enough to reverse the trend?
If I had to answer that question with one word I would say no. Their most recent effort the new BK fries are trying to be presented as some kind of savior for the company. I understand why they are trying considering how bad their old fries were, but in my opinion there just isn't a lot new or enjoyable about these. The only, and I mean ONLY, discernable difference was the size. They are slightly thicker than the old fries. There you have it. That's it. They could have gone with new seasoning, fresh cut, the appearance of fresh cut (Wendy's), but they didn't do any of that at all. Burger King seems to think that the idea of being new also means better. I assure you this is not the case.
Besides the fries I decided to try one of their new BK Toppers burgers. I went with the cheeseburger that comes with bbq sauce and onion rings, The Western BBQ Cheeseburger. It was honestly one of the worst "new" menu items I've ever had. The cheese was not melted, the onion rings were cold, the bbq sauce was barely there and had no flavor. If the burger had 2 patties or if it was a dollar cheaper I may not have hated it as much, but as it is I consider it a total ripoff.
Taste 0/10 I will not be going back to Burger King again. Period. Unlike Hardee's they have shown me nothing that proves they are really trying to improve their brand. They have bigger problems than just the menu or the food, but considering they haven't solved those yet I see no way they can pull off a top to bottom overhaul
Value 0/10 Even if it was free I don't think that would be good enough. Too many other choices in fast food that are competitively priced with much much better quality.
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