Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review: Burger King - Double Cheeseburger

Ah, the Burger King Double Cheeseburger, the burger that led Burger King franchisees to sue the company over concerns for their profit margins.  The cost of the food itself for the Double Cheeseburger averages out to about 55 cents.  Update: the Double Cheeseburger now retails for $1.19 and its $1-slot has been filled by the Buck Double.

Consider that rival McDonald's removed their smaller and less meaty double cheeseburger from their Extra Value Menu, in lieu of the McDouble (same sandwich but with only one slice of cheese instead of two), due, in part, to cost concerns, and BK franchisees may have some valid grievances.

As for the Burger King Double Cheeseburger itself, it represents a pretty good value.  It's very meaty and cheesy.  Beyond the meat and cheese, you get some ketchup, some mustard, and a slice of pickle or two sandwiched into a toasted sesame bun. You can only see one patty because the second one decided to turtle itself into the bottom half of the bun.

As for flavor, nothing overpowered the main feature which was the meat and cheese.  There was a nice bit of char flavor to my patties which I love.  The cheese wasn't completely melted but that's more aesthetics.  If you like meat and cheese and little else, this burger is an excellent value at $1 $1.19.

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Nutritional Info
Calories - 460 (from Fat - 243)
Fat - 27g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 990mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 27g
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