Jun 13, 2012

News: Burger King - New BBQ Summer Menu Includes Bacon Sundaes!

Burger King is celebrating the summer with a new, limited-time BBQ Summer Menu which also includes the infamous Bacon Sundae. Along with the new menu items is a new tagline: "Taste is King."

The Bacon Sundae blends sweet with savory by adding bacon crumbles and a thick-cut piece of bacon as garnish to a BK caramel and fudge sundae. The suggested retail for one is $2.49.

But besides the Bacon Sundae, like Burger King's recent McDonald's-xeroxed menu expansion, the BBQ Summer Menu also adds quite a few new items to Burger King's menu including regional BBQ sandwiches, a side, and a drink:

The Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich marries tender pulled pork with Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet ‘n Spicy BBQ sauce, and then adds sliced onions and Sweet Southern dressing all on a toasted artisan-style bun. The suggested retail price starts is $3.49.

The Carolina BBQ Whopper combines a quarter pound flame-grilled Whopper patty, Pepper Jack cheese, thick-cut, hardwood-smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, Sweet Southern dressing, and Bull’s-Eye Carolina Style BBQ sauce on a sesame seed bun for a suggested retail price of $3.99.

Its chicken counterpart, the Carolina BBQ Chicken Sandwich features the same save for the beef and bun which are replaced with your choice of a Tendercrisp or Tendergrill chicken breast and an artisan-style bun. They carry a suggested retail price of $4.79.

The Texas BBQ Whopper comes with a quarter pound beef patty, American cheese, jalapeño slices, red onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, and Bull’s-Eye Texas Style BBQ sauce on a sesame seed bun. Its suggested retail price is $3.99.

The chicken variation, the Texas BBQ Chicken Sandwich offers the same but with a different meat and bun. You have your choice of a Tendercrisp or Tendergrill chicken breast and its served on an artisan-style bun.

New Sweet Potatoes Fries, like the Bacon Sundae, features a combination of salty and sweet that's crispy on the outside (or at least should be) and tender within. An order retails at a suggest price of $1.89.

Finally, the Frozen Classic Lemonade blends "real lemon flavor" with ice and water. There's also Strawberry Lemonade (like McDonald's!) with "real strawberry flavor." Both are available in 12-, 16-, or 20-ounce cups starting at a suggest retail of $1.99

Nutritional Info - Burger King Bacon Sundae
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 670mg
Carbs - 75g (Sugar - 61g)
Protein - 15g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Memphis Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich (289g)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 1420mg
Carbs - 61g (Sugar - 29g)
Protein - 27g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Carolina BBQ Whopper (302g)
Calories - 760 (from Fat - 370)
Fat - 42g (Saturated Fat - 16g)
Sodium - 1620mg
Carbs - 65g (Sugar - 21g)
Protein - 36g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Carolina BBQ Tendergrill Sandwich (319g)
Calories - 630 (from Fat - 250)
Fat - 28g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 2230mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 47g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Carolina BBQ Tendercrisp Sandwich (331g)
Calories - 880 (from Fat - 430)
Fat - 48g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 2470mg
Carbs - 70g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 41g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Texas BBQ Whopper (259g)
Calories - 520 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1010mg
Carbs - 59g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 27g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Texas BBQ Tendergrill Sandwich (283g)
Calories - 430 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 1690mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 11g)
Protein - 39g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Texas BBQ Tendercrisp Sandwich (295g)
Calories - 620 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 25g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1940mg
Carbs - 67g (Sugar - 16g)
Protein - 32g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Sweet Potato Fries - Medium (120g)
Calories - 390 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 48g (Sugar - 11g)
Protein - 2g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Frozen Lemonade - Medium (16 fl oz)
Calories - 80 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 10mg
Carbs - 21g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - 0g

Nutritional Info - Burger King Strawberry Frozen Lemonade - Medium (16 fl oz)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 10mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 38g)
Protein - 1g


  1. I interpret the various additions to fast-food menus as an act of desperation.

  2. The Carolina BBQ Chicken Sandwich sounds great! I barely ever go to Burger King, but I'd try that. 

  3. Sure, but what corporation isn't desperate for more money? Isn't that simply the nature of the capitalistic system?

  4. The local very lame TV station morning local news program amidst the ever-smiling and aren't-we-fun teleprompter readers did a segment about the bacon sundaes.

    The babbling buffoons placed a bacon sundae atop the desk and commenced nibbling on the latest, greatest fast-food offering.

    Counting the weather guesser three opinions were spewed while the ever-present smiles conveyed the we-love-everybody and everything personas of the show hosts.

    All three proclaimed how wonderful the bacon sundaes were; endlessly babbling how wondrous the things are and that everybody just has to try them then stated for the umpteenth time the creation is available NOW at the BK near you.

    Uh huh. As if ANY negative declaration would be given about a firm that has MANY TV ads aired on that station.


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