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Apr 26, 2010

Review: Burger King - Buck Double

BK Buck Double in wrapper
It seems a bit redundant to review the Burger King Buck Double seeing how I already reviewed the Burger King Double Cheeseburger but I'm doing it anyway, just for the sake of posterity and all that.
BK Buck Double topview
The Buck Double features a quarter pound of flame-broiled ground beef in two patties with a slice of melted American cheese between them on a toasted sesame bun. Condiments come in the form of two slices of pickle, a dollop of ketchup, and a dollop of mustard. And yes, I did want to just use "dollop" twice in a sentence in typing it that way. The Buck Double costs... wait for it... a buck! Shocker, I know.
BK Buck Double inside
While the bun is soft and toasted, the thing that might disapoint you about a fast food chain's toasting is that it's almost never freshly toasted which means that the toasted surface isn't crunchy but still serves to buffer against the bun getting soggy. It's not a big thing but sometimes you notice it.
BK Buck Double sideview
As you might know by now, the Buck Double is only different from the Double Cheeseburger in that it has only one slice of cheese instead of two. Also the Double Cheeseburger is now priced at a suggested retail of $1.19.
BK Buck Double cross section
I like the one slice of cheese better than two slices of cheese. I can better taste the slightly charred beef while still getting some cheese flavor. The pickles this time were very crunchy and combined well with the tart sweetness of ketchup. Overall, I liked the Buck Double a little better than the Double Cheeseburger.

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Nutritional Info 
Calories - 410 (from Fat - 261)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 770mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 25g


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14 comments :

  1. Most FF place buns get soggy -- it's the cost of not having a fat coat the bun before putting the meat down. The fat is hydrophobic, so the juices won't destory the bun. That being said, I like how FF buns get soggyish.

    Nice review. I'm still sticking to my plan of getting this as more or less a double hamburger though. Not crazy about FF cheeseburgers to begin with, and I like BK's beef too much to mess around haha.

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  2. Looks OK for being just $1

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  3. I don't miss the extra piece of cheese, nor does my waistline.

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  4. it changed my life

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  5. While you went on a BK commenting binge that makes me look moderate, I can't say I disagree here. I miss the Buck Double. I can't think of too many current fast food items that compare for a buck. I don't hate the stacker, but this was definitely a better value.

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  6. Shame they discontinued this.  The ones I got were always hot and fresh and well worth the parting of Washingtons.  BK does a lot of things right and this was one of their crowning (so to speak) achievements.  Please BK, bring this back.

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  7. They got rid of it at my local BK as well. Replaced it with the BK Stacker. Not sure why, it seemed a fair bit of people liked the Buck Double.

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  8. i never really like the double stack because it has nothing on it really. just meat and that sauce stuff. would have to get them to add lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, ketchup, mustard, and mayo and leave off that sauce for me to think about getting it. but then that isn't $1 anymore.

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  9. i meant to say the BK stacker

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  10. for $1 especially compared to mc.d, it's a load of food. it's really good too for the price. I had to look up a review to see if anyone uncovered some fiendish cost-reducing method used by bk it's just crazy. definitely a good way to eat on the cheap.

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  11. i really like this and get lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo on it. too bad they charge for some of the stuff though. wendy's don't charge to add that stuff to the to the double stack but they changed the price from $1 to $1.29 now here. they change back to $1 sometimes though.

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  12. yeah this sucks. i noticed they done this to one here where i am visiting. i hope they didn't do it to the one where i live.

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  13. I like that you post the nutritional info alongside your reviews. It's very helpful.

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  14. Unfortunately, BK has discontinued the superior $1 burger and is now the emply pickup lane of burger places.
    I tried to buy my regular 2 Buck doubles, 1 buck chicken and my 1 FF order but was told that the Buck doubles were discontinued.

    So, I went next door to the McDonalds and got 2 double burgers, 1 much better Spicy Chicken sandwich, 1 ff and a huge Sweet tea drink for a buck too......

    Although I preferred the buck double to the double ham at Mcc, the overalll package is much better without having to go to more than one drive throughs.....

    The Burger King really messed up when they got rid of their superior double buck....... goodbye king.

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