Jul 27, 2010

Review: Sonic - Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster

Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster
Sonic's Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster features hickory BBQ sauce, a hamburger patty, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, an onion ring, onions, and cheese on two slices of Texas toast. This kitchen sink sandwich will run you about $3.99 for the sandwich or $6.29 for a medium combo.

While Texas toast is nice and all, as a general note, I really wish fast food restaurants would toast their buns closer to making the sandwich so that the toast would actually be crisp and crunch rather than soft. Honestly, I think one of the overlooked selling points of a mom-and-pop burger joint is that they usually make your burger to order and that they grill your bun at the same times as the hamburger patty.
Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster
I was surprised at the thick and substantial bacon strips, which stood in stark contrast to the mincy thin bacon most of the major chains serve up.

Unfortunately, the rest of the sandwich was somewhat underwhelming and rather unbalanced. The rather small and thin beef patty was overpowered by the bread, the lettuce, and the sauce. You can see that there's quite a bit of lettuce in the sandwich; less would have been more in this instance.
Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster
Also, something was a bit off with the sandwich, the ingredients just didn't mesh well together. The Sister-in-Law thought it was the hickory sauce.

I really like the idea, but found the execution wanting.

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Nutritional Info - Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster (284g)
Calories - 810 (from Fat - 450)
Fat - 50g (Saturated Fat - 19g)
Sodium - 1480mg
Carbs - 52g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 39g


  1. "mincy thin bacon most of the major chains serve"

    I  can conceive of a mere three hogs providing enough bacon for several months usage among all of the USA's fast-food joints that must be using ultra-fine lasers to slice bacon a mere molecule or two in width.

  2. Not going to lie, I saw the first picture and thought "that's not how they look here". They stuck you with a huge piece of lettuce and for some reason the bread looks bigger. Those things probably contributed to the weird mesh of taste for yours... I didn't even recognize the burger you posted until reading the title.

    But to the point of the Texas Toast, I can help you out on this particular one. Sonic was my first job. They don't actual "toast" the texas toast. It's prepared just like the buns. It's buttered and then slid down the quick "toaster" oven just like every other burger bun, so at no point is it ever crispy (or by Sonic's methods meant to be crispy). Now that you bring it up, I'd like to try it once and see if I like it that way, but I'm partial to their way (probably because I worked there).

  3. Yeah, I think it's more to keep the bread from getting soggy.

  4. Where's the beef? YIKES! That
    burger patty looks like it needs help. My goodness if the patty were any thinner
    they would have a truth in advertising issue. What I see is, you got a nice lettuce
    and tomato sandwich. Sweet.

  5. Haha, actually if you look at their advertising shots, the patties also look pretty thin.

  6. That's
    what I was referring to. From the way it looks, there is no burger patty just
    filler... Great huh... Not my idea of a burger. I think I will skip this if I
    go to Sonic. What a dismal attempt at a product.


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