Value Menu Burgers Part 2 – Burger King

22 03 2010

On to part two of the Value Menu Burgers series! For this installment, I will be discussing Burger King’s famous “Whopper Jr.”

Luckily, the Whopper Jr. that you order is not impaled by a teenager with a bad combover.

Thats more like it. This burger consists of a a flame-broiled beef patty topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and onions-all on a toasted sesame seed bun. This burger is just plain better than McDonalds’ double cheeseburger. The bigger patty ends up being around the same amount of beef as McDonalds’ two smaller patties. The toppings are more generous as well, including real onions, lettuce, and tomatoes instead of McDonalds’ diced onions and condiments.  The bun is of higher quality as well, with a richer texture complemented by the sesame seeds on top.  Does it cost more? No, its still only a buck.

Bigger isn’t always better, and this burger does have its downsides. Every time I order a Whopper Jr, it is slathered with condiments. It always seems like Burger King loves dropping a metric ton of mayo and ketchup on this thing. These ingredients mix into an overpowering substance that masks much of the flavor of the burger. This is a shame because Burger King includes real lettuce, tomatoes, and onions on top. Is a ton of ketchup really necessary on a burger that already has tomatoes?

Consensus – You can quickly tell that Burger King wanted one purpose for the Whopper Jr – “Be bigger and better than McDonalds’ value menu burger.”  In this regard, I believe that Burger King succeeded. Despite some quality control issues, the Whopper Jr is a solid burger, and you could do much worse for your dollar. Unfortunately, there are other dollar burgers out there that really challenge Burger King for the crown. Check back soon to find out!

What do you think about the Whopper Jr? I want to hear about it!




6 responses

23 03 2010

I wish I’d never been broiled.

24 03 2010

I’ll put u out of you missery Jr…nom..nom…

23 03 2010

Personally, I think the Whopper Jr. is better than the Papa Whopper. It has everything that makes the Whopp great, but the key advantage is size. The Whopper always feels too wide for me, it’s like eating a floppy frisbee of meat. Plus it’s cheaper and you’ll still have room for Burger King’s underrated fries!

My personal BK favorite, the double cheeseburger, needs to be given the JCR treatment for “Value Menu Burgers – Part 3” (Even though I already know what you think about it). Plus, it’s a better comparison to McDonald’s double cheese. Come on Jamie…jeez!

24 03 2010

btw do you guys have Whooper Wednesdays in

24 03 2010

No, we have a two for four dollar promotion with different items each day of the week, but not that. What are Whooper Wednesdays?

26 03 2010

Whopper Wednesdays means that here in Cali, on Wednesdays you can get a Whopper, fries and a soda for $3!

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