Last October I tried Burger King's "BK Topper" in the Western BBQ offering and was pleasantly surprised. While I did not care for the stale bun, I thought the crunchy onion rings and tangy barbecue sauce were a nice combination. The meat was, let's just say, not terrible.
I'm not a Burger King fan. I won't go into all my thoughts on the place, it's just my least favorite fast food chain. Everyone has to have one. So I hardly ever go there (despite the fact that two years ago I had a Whiplash Whopper that turned out to be one of the best "big chain" fast food burgers I have ever had). But Elizabeth really likes their Original Chicken Sandwich and every once in a while has a craving for one. The other day we got a flyer in the mail that BK is doing a buy-one-get-one-free promotion for the Original Chicken Sandwich. So we decided to head there.
I decided to try two different BK Toppers: the Bacon & Cheddar and the Mushroom & Swiss.
But these mushrooms were terrible. I tried two bites and wiped them all off. I liked the cheese, though.
I don't mind these burgers. That's damning with faint praise, sure, but considering how much I loathe almost everything from Burger King, that's almost a compliment. They're only $1.99 each, and I like them more than the Whoppers and Chef's Choice burgers that cost twice that price.
The meat in these burgers isn't terrible, but the buns are. With a softer (or, I guess, fresher) bun, these burgers would probably be my favorite thing I have ever had at BK. As it is, I will just get one of these BK Toppers from now on whenever Elizabeth wants her Original Chicken Sandwich, but I'll never seek them out on my own. At any rate it's nice to have something at BK that I don't hate.