Posts Tagged ‘Burger King’

McDonald’s Drops Heinz After Ketchup Company Hires Ex-Burger King Executive – Consumerist

The sign is officially hanging outside the McDonald’s treehouse club headquarters: “No Burger Kings Allowed.” There will be no more Heinz ketchup at the Golden Arches, after a former Burger King executive signed on to run H.J. Heinz Co.Now that former Burger King Worldwide CEO Bernardo Hees made the move to run Heinz, McDonald’s wants nothing to do with the company’s condiment. Hees is also the vice chairman of the board of BK

via McDonald’s Drops Heinz After Ketchup Company Hires Ex-Burger King Executive – Consumerist.

McDonalds and Burger King are not BFF’s.  And McDonalds has unfriended Heinz Ketchup because of it.

‘Hands-free’ whopper holder a joke, Burger King says | Fox News

The unveiling of a hands-free Whopper holder in a video that touted the device’s appeal to mutitasking burger-lovers was a hoax, Burger King says.The company said in a statement to CNBC on Monday that the video was produced by a Puerto Rican ad agency in celebration of the chain’s 50th anniversary on the island.”The video featuring a ‘hands-free’ Whopper Sandwich holder was produced by an agency in Puerto Rico to celebrate the brand and the iconic Whopper Sandwich in a humorous way. However, the product depicted in the spot was not produced, or distributed to guests as some reports indicate,” the statement read.The video shows happy Whopper-eaters using their hands to ballroom dance, practice karate, box, trim hedges, give massages and shoot hoops as the plastic burger-holding device rests on their necks.

via ‘Hands-free’ whopper holder a joke, Burger King says | Fox News.

We knew you were joking.  We also  saw it as a sad reminder that eating at your restaurant is like tying on the feed bag to our heads so we can  suck down calories more efficiently.  OKfine.

Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals

A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers.

Many diners are gobbling far more calories in their fast-food meals than they realize, a new study shows.Teens underestimated the calories in fast-food meals by 34%; parents of school-age children by 23%; adults by 20%

via Diners badly underestimate calories in fast-food meals.

We basically have no idea how much we’re eating if we’re not paying attention.

Burger King Latte review

We had a bit of interest in this new product since it’s being heavily marketed and is a $1 special right now.  Except it’s misnamed.

A latte is espresso and steamed milk and the resulting foam.  That’s all.  You might have the good fortune of finding it made by a skilled barista who’s varying the process by how your actual makings are doing that particular day; or you may get a cup from somebody at a corporate conglomerate coffee shop who just pressed a button and the machine made a pretty reasonable actual latte.  You’ll get neither of those here.

A Burger King latte comes out of a tap on some kind of thermos.  It tastes vaguely like gas station “cappucino” — a powered beverage — with more creamy something in it.  Being that I had the non-fat, the creamy something is not actually cream, which is sort of scary on its own.  Burger King has not released ingredients on this, that I can find.  It’s creamy something.  Whatever it is, it’s not a latte.

We had the nonfat mocha, which tasted like creamy artificial hot chocolate.

Burger King just recently fell behind Wendy’s in sales volume.  Theyr’e trying pretty much everything, all at the same time, to get back out of third place.   Third place is second loser, and slipping.  Look, if you want to compete with McDonald’s on coffee,  you’ll have to recognize that McDonald’s serves actually pretty good coffee and better than pretty-good machine made espresso beverages.  Similarly made to Starbucks, who, yes, has lost their beautiful, independent, quirky, purple haired, nose-pierced, tattooed soul,  but their machine makes latte.  Compete with that.  Don’t bring this product to the game expecting it’s going to revitalize your breakfast and midday sales.

It’s drinkable, so we’ll give it a C.  It’s not what it’s called, so we’ll have to say, this is down at the bottom of scores we’ve given, right down there in the cellar along with veggie bacon, which is low.

Burger King Turkey Burger review

Burger King, Cosenza, Italy

This company is hard to figure out.  They go up with the turkey burger and the nonfat latte (more on that drink later) at the same time they come out with cheese stuffed tater tots and cheese stuffed meat patties.  Guess they’re trying to cover all the bases from health to el grande.

To taste test the turkey burger, we followed our usual practice:  a taste of the whole product followed by a taste of each ingredient.

The whole thing:  hmm.  This tastes sort of like some kind of sandwichloaf. It feels like there’s meat in there but it doesn’t taste like there’s meat in there.  Definitely missing the characteristic char Burger King imparts.  We saw it being dug out of a bin, partly cooked, and put through their usual meat thing for what turned out to be 2 minutes of waiting.  Which, by the way, is the name of the game at the burger king.  Our #1 tip for this chain: ASK FOR YOUR FOOD TO BE MADE WHILE YOU WAIT, and tell them you don’t mind waiting for freshly cooked meat instead of partly cooked and then finished out.

Now separately.

The meat:  Tastes a little bit like turkey, looks and feels sort of like Subway compressed chicken parts.

The bread:  very sugary.  Why do we put so much sugar in everything?  Because you like it.

The condiments:  whole lot of mayo-ketchup slurry I should have asked for it without.

The veggies:  Not bad, really.

Overall:  If you’re going to have Burger King, let me recommend either a Whopper or Whopper Jr, extra veggies, in lettuce for the bun.  It actually tastes pretty good.  The grilled chicken is better than decent too.  Skip the turkey burger.  Nearly as many calories as the Whopper, and no discernible taste other than condiments and bread,  We’ll give it a B-.