Jul 26, 2012

What's on the Menu: Burger King Argentina

Argentina is known for its love of beef and grilled barbecue in particular are very popular. But how does that translate to the Burger King menu? This edition of What's on the Menu looks at Burger King Argentina to see how they do it way down south.

The most Argentine Burger King interpretation has to be the Traditional Churrasquito or "grilled beef sandwich." In Argentina, a churrasco is any long thin cut of beef (usually steak) grilled over hot coals or on a very hot skillet or other similar method.

The Traditional Churrasquito (shown above) comes on a baguette-like roll with the typical burger accoutrements of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo.

There's also a variation called Churrasquito Pampeano which has ham, tomatoes, beef, cheese, and mayo.

They also have the same setup in a burger calling it a "Neapolitan Hamburger:"

Ham and cheese is a recurring theme that continues with the French Chicken King:

It's basically a variant of the Original Chicken Sandwich, but with ham and cheese.

There's also a vegetarian version of the Original Chicken called the "Soya Bio:"

It's a breaded and fried soybean patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese on what looks to be a whole grain bun.

Breakfast seems to be a decidedly ham and cheese affair rather than the bacon and sausage that we're used to:

They have plain croissants though:

And coffee to go with, including a cappuccino, something Burger King hasn't yet implemented here in the U.S.

They even have a McFlurry-type dessert with crunchy(?!) brownies!

They call it the "King Mix Brownie."

Finally, they're doing a "Choco Party" promotion with a caramel-lined chocolate sugar cone and a double chocolate sundae with chocolate syrup on top and bottom.