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Nov 5, 2013

News: Burger King - Big King is Back for Good

Burger King has resurrected the Big King, their answer to the Big Mac, as a permanent menu addition.

The Big King was previously available back in 1997 in select markets in the US but is actually offered currently in several markets abroad. The new version is much the same but adds a middle bun (like the previous iteration, the international version also lacks a middle bun).

The rest is the same: two fire-grilled beef patties, American cheese, fresh onions (compared to the Big Mac's minced dehydrated ones), pickles, lettuce, and a "thousand island-style" sauce on a sesame seed bun.

The suggested retail price of the Big King is $3.69.

Even after the BK King was discontinued in the US, Burger King offers Big Mac-like flavor back in 2011 with the BK Deluxe Topper, which featured similar ingredients, but in a smaller package.

The other fast food burger chain that offers an obvious Big Mac also includes the word "big" in it's name; it's the Big Carl at Carl's Jr. (which is, oddly enough, not offered at sister chain Hardee's).

Nutritional Info - Burger King Big King (190g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 360)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 780mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 18g


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9 comments :

  1. Is this really a permanent addition to the menu? The reason I ask is because the BK website says limited time only.

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  2. Yeah, I saw that too but USA Today and the Associated Press have written that it's permanent so I went with that.

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  3. Any idea what size the patties are? I'm assuming whopper jr given the price.

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  4. Wow, I used to love the Big King! This is such a blast from the past...

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  5. its super small i didnt like it

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  6. Omg Omg so exited...they had it in Germany and I've been missing it ever since moving to the US.

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  7. It uses hamburger patties, which are actually about 1/3 ounce smaller than Whopper Jr patties.

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  8. Wow... I always thought they were the same size. Good to know. Thanks!

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