Apr 4, 2011

Review: Burger King - BK Single Stacker

Burger King's new BK Single Stacker replaces the Buck Double on the BK Value Menu for $1. I guess a slice of bacon is cheaper than an extra beef patty. Each Stacker comes with a single beef patty, a slice of cheese, two half slices of bacon and BK Stacker sauce. BK Stackers are also available with a double or triple patty.

It could be my imagination but it feels like Burger King offers a thicker beef patty than Wendy's or McDonald's on their value burgers. With the BK Single Stacker, there's no real "stacking" with only a single patty so the "Stacker" bit doesn't make much sense.
As a burger, the BK Stacker isn't terribly interesting; just meat and cheese. But a lot of people like meat and cheese and the BK Single Stacker does a decent job on delivering it.

The BK Stacker sauce is a mild relish mayo blend and is fairly light in its application. With only meat and cheese and little else, I got a reasonable taste of the bacon on most bites and I loves me some bacon.
Still, in terms of value, the Buck Double was a better, meatier buy but the BK Single Stacker is pretty decent nonetheless.

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Nutritional Info - Burger King - BK Single Stacker (118g)
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 700mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 17g


  1. But he's right, it's speed over quality. They don't really care what kind of crap goes out the door. It winds up losing customers over the long term and then they "revamp" their product line to get them back. BK is typically the worst at presentation, but at least their products aren't quite as artificial as McD's. I prefer to pay a little extra at Wendy's since their new management seems to value a little bit of quality again.

  2. Haha, we'll see...

  3. This is not something I usually like but I have been craving these like crazy lately. If you get them when they are hot they're better. Also, you say the sauce is a mayo/relish combo? It tasted a little more BBQ-y to me and that seems to fit BK's flavor profile a little more. I'll have to peel off the bun next time and check it out.

  4. Speaking of bacon, you've GOT to review Denny's new Maple Bacon Sundae! :D

  5. Around here, the single is $1, the double is $2, and the triple is $3.

    You don't get double or triple the food for double or triple the money. If you have the same price structure in your area, you're better off ordering two or three singles and combining them on one bun. Same number of patties but you'll end up with more bacon and cheese.

  6. Yeah, it's the same here.

  7. Well, I'm glad to hear it's at least decent. I really liked the buck double, thought it was better than the double cheeseburger in terms of the meat to cheese ratio.

  8. Why isn't your burger as pretty as the ones BK displays on their TV ads, TV commercials, display advertising, etc.


    With no intent to disparage your personal burger based upon looks alone...that top pic portrays one of the ugliest burgers I have ever seen.

    I can envision all the little burgers romping upon the playground with your BK single stacker shunned, alone, friendless, standing off to the side sobbing watching all the other little burgers happily frolicking as little burgers should.

  9. Thumbs down on the Stacker!
    I had the single one about 10 days ago and I was disappointed. I rather pay $1.29 for the Double Cheeseburger. More meat and more cheese. It compares better with Double Stacker. But at $2, you are paying $0.81 + tax for two tiny thin slide cheap tasting strips of bacon.

  10. Haha, I can't help the way they give it to me.

  11. I ordered one and only knew it was a single beef patty with bacon and cheese.  I had no idea there was any sauce.  Maybe somebody made a mistake but to me it was a dry sandwich and it tasted like it had ketchup on about half of it.  I didn't find it unusal to have the condiments haphazardly placed.  All fast food burger places are like that because they put more emphasis on speed than quality.  Sometimes I wish I could sue for false advertising because the pictures are never anything like the real product you get whey you order one.  Well, I won't be getting another Stacker even if mine had a mistake or not because like the great advertisment of many years ago I was asking myself "Where's the Beef?" since the sandwich was mostly bun.  A McDonalds McDouble is still $1 and even though the patties are a bit smaller you still get two and it is more beef than a single stacker with the same price and it is extremely rare not to find a McDonalds very close to any Burger King.   Summing it up, Burger King has lost me as a customer until they come up with a new gimmick sandwich.  But for much as I buy from them each month they won't miss me at all.

  12. I finally tried one, and I kind of hear what you're saying, especially when it comes to the Double Stacker. Your math is off a little I think... wouldn't it be $0.71 more? But close enough I guess.

    That being said, I think the single stacker somewhat redeems itself with the sauce. I actually noticed it and liked it pretty well. And compared to just their single hamburger, which is 89 cents here, you're paying just 10 cents more to get some bacon, cheese, and the stacker sauce. But you do lose pickles, ketchup, and mustard.

    Bottom line... when I'm in the mood for the classic ketchup, mustard, and pickle combo, which is great to me sometimes, I'll get a hamburger, cheeseburger, or double cheeseburger. Something along those lines. When I want a little bacon and that different stacker sauce, the single stacker is fairly reasonable for just a buck.

  13. Well, i work at a fast food resteraunt, and before you go and talk about sueing for false advertisement, i'd like you to come back and see if you can make a nice perfect burger in 30 seconds with 10 other burgers lined up in the que. Apparently you've never worked at one. It's not easy. We have 2 and a half minutes to get everything ordered, made, and out the window or else we get in trouble. So unless you want to be waiting 20 or 30 minutes for FAST food....quit complaining.


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