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Burned by Burger King

This is a well-done burger. And not in a good way.

So apparently it’s been a while since I’ve had Burger King. In fact, since starting my meat blog I hadn’t set foot into a BK until now. Was there a reason for this? No, not really, except for the fact that I feel like LA has such better options for fast food burgers. Yet, with their new Smoky Cheddar Steakhouse XT, I felt like they deserved a visit.

I ordered a combo meal and made sure to order the burger my way. Hey, if any place is going to cater to an unvegan like me, it should be the place that once boasted, “Have it your way.”

I unwrapped the burger and found that no veggies had touched it. But I also found a most unappetizing burger. Burger King claims to flame-broil their burgers. This patty looked like it had fallen into the flames and was used to cook the rest of the burgers. It was essentially black on the outside.

A view inside a terrible burger.

But maybe they were trying some new sort of char-broiling method. I guess I wouldn’t find out until I bit in. New method or not, this thing was burnt and dry. And it wasn’t just the outside, the inside was also dry and pretty tasteless. There was a distinct smoky flavor, but I wasn’t sure if that was from the BBQ sauce or because the burger had literally just been on fire.

I made it through the whole burger, but not happily. This was supposed to be larger than the average fast food burger, but it seemed as though most of the size had been burned off.

Had the Smoky Cheddar Steakhouse XT actually come from a steakhouse, I would have sent it back. I know it’s fast food, but it should still resemble real food. I guess there was a reason I hadn’t been to Burger King in so long.