Mar 20, 2013

Review: Burger King - Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger

Burger King's new, limited-time Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger features a ground beef patty with pieces of thick-cut bacon and cheddar cheese mixed in, accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, onion rings, ketchup, and mayo, nestled in a artisan-style bun.

The suggested retail price starts at $3.99, but it was quite a bit more at my local Burger King at $4.99.

I was surprised to find a really good charred crust on my burger patty. I can't remember the last time I got a burger from Burger King that actually looked flame grilled. There's a good thickness to the patty too, especially compared to the thinner, but wider Whopper patty.

Biting into it, there's a nice fire-grilled flavor to go with a hit of smokiness from the bacon. As with a lot of fast food cheese, the taste of cheddar was very light. It could really do better with a medium to sharp cheddar. The bacon inside was pretty thick and actually tasted better than when I had bacon normally at BK.

The onion rings are breaded and add just a bit of crispness. They're not particularly onion-y, but because Burger King uses ground onions for their rings, they're very easy to bite through, which is great for putting inside a burger.

The lettuce and tomatoes were fairly fresh and came in good proportion to the beef and bun.

I liked that there wasn't too much ketchup or mayo.

If you've never tried the artisan-style bun from Burger King, it appears to be an egg bun and is dense and soft with a touch of sweetness.

Overall, I really enjoyed Burger King's Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger. It's the best burger I've had from Burger King in a long time and delivered a delicious, smoky, beefy bacon goodness to my mouth. No other major fast food chain offers a stuffed burger patty, so it's a good thing Burger King does it well.

Five bucks is pretty pricey for a fast food burger though, especially one smaller than a Whopper.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger (245g)
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1420mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 23g


  1. After reading this review, i encouraged my husband to try this burger (I do not eat beef, but it had such a good review!). My husband tried this and said that it was revolting! The patty was not cooked traditionally and had a horrible flavor and texture. Unlike this review, he said that it was the worst thing he had had at a fast food restaurant ever! It was to the point he said that he would rather just eat the buns and toppings alone. I wonder if all BK's cook these the same way?

  2. I don't get why you didn't try it yourself then, since turkey isn't beef...

  3. Never mind! That'll teach me to not have two review windows open at the same time! Shame on me. Thought I was on the turkey burger one!

  4. All the patties are cooked in the same broiler, although how long they cook as well as how long they sit after cooking can vary.

  5. This burger was fresh as they told us right away that we would have to wait... probably highly overlooked, but my husband said that the flavor was still bad.


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