New BK Bacon Burger from Burger King

Burger King has gone through so many tweaks to the menu lately that it’s hard to keep track of limited time offerings or new standard fare.  The latest menu addition is the BK Bacon Burger.  There’s nothing really new or interesting about this burger and it seems like just another way to showcase the revamped bacon.  Looks like a lightweight BK Toppers attempt to me.  320 calories and 17 grams of fat

Our BK® Bacon Burger features a savory flame-broiled beef patty, topped with naturally smoked thick-cut bacon, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, and sliced white onions on a toasted sesame seed bun.

40 comments on “New BK Bacon Burger from Burger King

  1. SmoledMan says:

    More bacony goodness! Just slather on more bacon!

  2. Andi says:

    Tried this in desperation of a cheap, quick burger for pre-workout fuel. Oh how I wanted cheese.

  3. Lylat says:

    Meh i’m better off buying a BK Topper

  4. Manavee says:

    Also, McDonald’s in the Chicagoland area are serving the McWraps. The flavors were Chicken and bacon, Chicken and ranch, and sweet chili chicken. You can get each one with either grilled or crispy chicken.

    I got the Chicken and bacon with grilled chicken. It wasn’t anything revolutionary…basically a bigger version of their other wraps. It comes in a funky container. I took some pictures, if you’re interested.

  5. Steve says:

    I tried this out about a week ago. Honestly it was quite unsatisfying. The burger was small, the amount of mayonnaise was large and the bacon actually some of the worst that I’ve had from BK. Granted it was only 99 Cents, I still regretted it.

  6. Roger says:

    Ah yes, the new BK Sesame Seed Bun sandwich. I don’t why, but that corporate photo looks like all bread with some discoloration across the middle. Let me guess – $3.99 right? ha!

  7. TS says:

    I actually tried one of these today just because I hadn’t seen it before. The meat patty was tiny and not even close to the size of the bun which initially turned me off before I even took a bite. The burger itself isn’t too bad but I found it really bland besides the small amount of onion. This is basically just an inferior BK Single Stacker and I don’t really see any reason to order this unless you don’t like stacker sauce. Their value menu offerings are still miles behind McDonalds in taste and portion size. I feel like I’m walking into the Krusty Krab when I go to a BK with how stingy and small everything is.

  8. Mikey D says:

    Why do these fast food places insist on always having mayonnaise on their burgers? The buns are already soaked in butter, do we need the mayo too?

    • ljay says:

      I could be wrong but i think you can have it your way which makes mayo (and butter) nothing more then a photo op and a suggestion.

    • Raiders757 says:

      I agree, mayo has no business being anywhere near a burger, but like ljai pointed out, you can “have it your way” at BK. Sadly it is getting old having to always ask for no mayo o na hamburger of all things. Especially a hamburger with bacon. I mean really, how many mayo lovers dip their bacon in the stuff when they’re having breakfast in the morning?

      • maynardb61 says:

        If were a BLT, I would need mayo.

      • ljay says:

        In my world, ketchup is for fries, mustard is for dogs and pastrami, and mayo is for pretty much any other meat based sandwich like burgers. I’m not a fan of ketchup, ranch, or any other lubrication on most sandwiches.

        And yes, a morning sandwich which includes eggs, cheese, onions, and some type of breakfast meat like bacon or sausage requires some mayo.

        (For that matter, some nice flavored mayo is nice with fries too!)

        • alexg says:

          I actually like Mayo on most all my sandwiches but I have to disagree with you. A Hamburger with Ketchup and Mustard with Pickles and Raw onions is classic. It does not need Mayo at all. You could add a slice of Cheese to get A McD’s Quarter Pounder type taste. It’s that screwy unnecessary lettuce that people add that allows Mayo to get on that Hamburger in the first place. Throw the lettuce away and the mayo, and ranch, and thousand island dressing will be gong too. All un-needed condiments on a Hamburger.

          • ljay says:

            “A Hamburger with Ketchup and Mustard with Pickles and Raw onions is classic.”

            Ok, fair enough. That actually reminded me that one of my favorite FF burgers is Hardees 1/3 cheeseburger so there you go (burger, fresh onions, ketchup, mustard, cheese…delicious).

            BUT, that is the only burger that I eat dressed that way.

        • Mikey D says:

          In my world there is absolutely no mayo. Not only does my food taste better without the stuff, I am much healthier not eating it.

          Nothing requires mayo, especially a morning sandwich.

    • Peter says:

      I’ve only seen butter on the new Wendys fancy burgers with the big toasted buns and a Culvers Butterburger. I’m pretty sure there’s no butter on this.

      • alexg says:

        Butter is too expensive for corporate fast food. If they wanted to put butter in it, some bean counter would substitute some super cheap cancer causing imitation butter.

  9. Justin says:

    I tried it. Unfortunately it really wasn’t that good, which i’m sad to say, could be referring to almost anything on their menu these days, save the tendercrisp.

  10. kikurage says:

    Meaningless campaign makes me be disappointed. Why do they do such a wasted time ?

  11. Jessica Mendez says:

    I tried one of these yesterday after work and was not impressed at all. Same ol Same ol BK ingredients just flipped around under the same sesame seed bun. I felt like I just scarfed down 320 calories and 17 grams of fat for nothing but oh well, its not like that wont hurt my scrawny 95lb butt anyways :)

  12. TJ says:

    I agree with TS, I have to figure this is only for people who don’t like stacker sauce. I hope they don’t discontinue the stackers now, I actually thought those weren’t so bad for the price.

  13. Robert says:

    Has anyone seen the new giant $3.99 chicken wrap that McDonald’s is selling? I had one yesterday and it was simple, but delicious. Is that a test market only item? I’ll have a photo later today if that’s the case…

  14. rob says:

    Imo BK is starting to lose its identity as a cornerstone of the American diet with the never-ending array of new offerings.

    It doesn’t stand for much anymore.

  15. JF says:

    When I first saw this, I thought i had cheese. Yes, the name does not mention Cheeseburger. And looking through to comments, without cheese, this is a pass.

    I’m sure you can get some since it’s “Get it your way”.

    I stopped eating at BK about 10 years ago, but have to be honest, about 2 months ago I went there (was so close by and real hungry). I forget what I ordered, it’s not on the menu anymore. Not a stacker, but it was something along the lines the had 3 types of burgers (one of course included bacon) and it was surprisingly good!

    The main reason I stopped eating there, was no matter what I ordered (burger or chicken) a few hours later I had an upset stomach. I don’t know it’s a major change they made, or just because I moved to Colorado they make things a little different.

    But it was good and would go back again, but they just don’t offer what they did at the time.

    I do think (whether you like BK or not) this to be a fail. I don’t think I ever had bacon outside a cheeseburger. That’s my thing.

    But from other comments, I don’t know the cost, but they do list this on their value menu. So probably cheap, maybe 99 cents.

    I would now give BK more chances based on my last experience, but I had avoided them for about 10 years, but maybe I need to give them another shot.

    • TJ says:

      I’m guessing what you had was one of their “Toppers” line? Based on your description, and the fact that I think they’ve been discontinued, somewhat recently.

      I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I can relate to what you said about moving to Colorado and getting a different result. I’ve had vastly different experiences at various BKs. There was one close to where I used to work that was horrible. The food was usually luke warm, and the customer service was the worst I’ve ever seen. I got really sick one time after eating there too, and I rarely get sick from food. I went there a few times and eventually gave up, it wasn’t worth it. On the other hand, there are a couple close to where I live that are usually good. The food’s usually fresh, it’s not unbelievable but it meets expectations. I haven’t seen this variance in the other chains, but maybe that’s just me.

  16. Aryana says:

    Tried this is i wish i had got the stacker instead. Pretty plain jane. BTW Has anyone else seen the McWings at McDonald’s?

  17. Jonathan Wayne says:

    LMAO, my brother just bought this garbage. It is embarrassing. It is 90% bun and a patty that is half the size of their normal smallest patty. It looks like they took a strip of bacon, cut off half of it and then cut that half into another half and put it on.

    Whoever is responsible for this should be fired. I am dead serious.

  18. Sascha says:

    I’ve had about 7 or 8 of these in the last 6 weeks or so (it’s been on the menu, but just recently got an advertising push) and I have to laugh at the complaints I’ve read so far.

    “It’s a small burger” – Really? It’s a buck, were you expecting a half pounder? It’s a standard fare small patty, with a good amount of bacon (once I got jibbed and had about a third of a strip, but the other times it’s always been close to two full strips) and they load it up with onion, sliced very thick too. Not sure how much more you want from a dollar menu burger.

    “It has no cheese” – Finally, a value burger I can eat where I don’t have to order it “no cheese”. BK, and almost every other fast food chain, slaps this gross, cheap, ultra-processed slice of yellow crap on a burger and call it “cheese”. No thanks.

    “It has mayo” – Just another great thing about it, as long as you order it in limitations. If you let BK go nuts, then you’ll have more mayo than burger, but order it light on the mayo and ketchup, and you get what can only be described as as the perfect dollar burger. As someone has already pointed out regarding the bacon and mayo debate, does anyone ever eat a BLT without mayo? Personally, I don’t like mustard, unless I’m cooking with it. So, I would never have mustard on a hot dog, but I would never say something like “mustard has no business being anywhere near a hot dog”.

    • Jonathan Wayne says:

      Rally’s/Checkers for example has a $1 Fry burger. It has a patty twice the size of this garbage and on top of that has fries also on the burger. So what is the excuse for this? You have to be from BK corporate to justify this. It is sure not that smidgen of bacon that is costing them big bucks, that is for sure.

      • Sascha says:

        I’m a huge Rally’s guy, 95% of my fast food purchases are Rally’s, they simply have the best food at the best prices.

        But …

        I’ve had the fry burger twice. First time, for some reason they had lettuce on it which shouldn’t have been there, second time around it was without lettuce and much better. However, it’s one of the few Rally products I haven’t been overly impressed with and would rather see the Bacon Crunch, or the Chili, or the Mushroom and Swiss burgers return.

        As for BK,

        after they took what was a thing of absolute beauty in the BK Broiler and have since bastardized it into the Chicken Whopper and now Tendergrill I’ve lost faith. The Tendercrisp is the only true standout on their menu, the Whoppers suck these days, and the Chef’s Choice burgers aren’t any better. The Caroline tendergrill is good when not overly slathered with the sweet Cole Slaw sauce. I am not a shill for BK in any way.

        But this bacon burger rocks. First off, the patty size is fine, it’s the same as everybody else’s small burger, and I’ve never experienced it not going to the edge of the bun. The bacon is good and usually plentiful. Like I said, I tend to see about two strips on a burger. And the best thing is the fact they put about a half an onion on the burger, great additional flavor.

        Basically, I can eat two of these, be just as full as I would be from a Son of Baconator (by the way, go to Rally’s and you can have the Baconzilla – the size of the Baconator for the price of the Son) and save three bucks in the process. And, I don’t have to go through the hassle of ordering it without cheese. Win-win.

  19. alexg says:

    Some of the comments here on “mayo” and if it belongs sound like a good story on what belongs on a Hamburger or CheeseBurger. Grubgrade writers are you listening? It’s my theory that soon as people started adding a salad (i’m talking about the unnecessary lettuce) on top of a Hamburger brought in the introduction of Mayo and Salad Dressings into a Hamburger. If you didn’t put a Salad on top of your Hamburger patty, no way Mayo and the salad dressings were put on. After all ketchup and mustard with pickles and raw onions is perfect.. right?

    • Sascha says:

      I don’t know. Almost every burger that features bacon (Wendy’s Baconator, Rally’s Baconzilla, Hardee’s old Monster Burger) all also feature mayo, and none have anything remotely close to a salad on them.

    • ljay says:

      Nope. I eat burgers off my grill on a fresh roll and just mayo all the time. In fact, I eat sausage and dogs the same way.

      Onions, mayo (and sometimes a little relish)…the universal “hot meat off the grill” condiments for me. Lettuce/tomatoes, etc are hardly ever in the mix.

      • alexg says:

        FWIW, I said Lettuce (ie a salad) brought in the introduction of Mayo and Salad Dressings as condiments to Hamburgers. Obviously some people are going to like that combination. To others, it’s gross as the old-time classic hamburger was Ketchup, Mustard, Onions and Pickles.

  20. Sascha says:

    Way to disappoint me, Burger King. Here I am last night, figured I’d buy one, take some pictures, just to show the size of the patty compared to bun and the amount of bacon and so on, and what do they do? Put pickles on the thing instead of onions.

    Grrrrrr!!!

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