Review: Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger from Burger King

The sesame seed hoagie bun from Burger King was once just reserved for the Original Chicken Sandwich.  A bunch of chicken spin-offs started popping up in recent years and then the “Extra Long” family of sandwiches came into the picture.  Last year was highlighted by the Extra Long BBQ Cheeseburger which still remains the best of a mostly sub par bunch (for abysmal, see our review of the Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich).  The cheeseburger versions have seen the most variety and the latest addition is as trendy as we all expected… the new Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger.FullSizeRender (6) Burger King describes their new Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger like this:

Our Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger features two savory flame-grilled, 100% beef burger patties layered side by side topped with a spicy Sriracha flavored sauce, melted American cheese, crisp iceberg lettuce, sliced white onions, all served on a freshly toasted hoagie bun.

At times, fast food places can get pretty lazy with new creations.  Burger King is one of the leaders in lazy creations… remember the French Fry Burger?  With the new Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger, it’s one component away from the regular Extra Long Cheeseburger as the “Sriracha flavored sauce” takes the place of ketchup.

IMG_5533I find the toasted hoagie bun to be surprisingly good, or maybe it just stands out as a pro in a sea of cons.  Yeah the bun to burger ratio is a bit heavy on bun considering the small burger patties, but at least its freshness and durability stand out.  The two slices of American cheese struggled to get a nice melt going so that was a disappointment.  If the burgers were actually hot, maybe the cheese would have gotten an assist there.  Taste-wise, the two flame-grilled burger patties provide the beef smoke and the cheese give a minor sharp tang.  It’s not a bad combo of dueling salty flavors, but there’s not much of any standout.  The iceberg lettuce sliced white onions had their usual limp and lifeless problems.  Most of the flavor is headlined by this new Sriracha flavored sauce.   The sauce is tangy with most of its heat coming on the front-end so it gave a little burn when it hit my tongue.  It’s a little got some minor sweetness and not much smoke so I’d consider the sauce mostly tangy and spicy.

FullSizeRender (7)If you like a spicy burger, double up on the Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger and get four fire-grilled burger patties for 5 bucks.  The variety of the 2 for $5 Mix & Match deal is decent if it makes sense for you to go for an extra sandwich.  Just like all the other sandwiches featured in the 2 for $5 promotion, the a la carte price is not worth paying.  The Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger by itself was priced at $3.79 at my local BK in Maryland.Extra Long Sriracha CheeseburgerThis was a short review.  You might say it was a lazy review.  Maybe I’m just getting in the spirit of another lazy new Burger King product and I couldn’t help but borrow its inspiration.

Pros: Spicy burger option. Decent deal if you don't feel forced into the 2 for $5 Mix & Match.

Cons: Loses value points for the price of the sandwich alone. Lifeless lettuce and onions. Barely warm. American cheese didn't melt in most spots.

Taste: 5.75/10
Value: 4.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Price: $3.79 alone or 2 for $5 Mix & Match

Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10

More Info: bk.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 480
Total Fat - 23 grams
Saturated Fat - 11 grams
Carbs - 45 grams
Cholesterol - 80 milligrams
Sodium - 1210 milligrams
Sugar - 7 grams
Protein - 26 grams

13 comments on “Review: Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger from Burger King

  1. Jonathan Wayne says:

    I feel nauseous. Ugh.

  2. alek says:

    I agree it is very lazy way to create something new. They need come up with better creations that doesn’t involve any existing items.

  3. Captain Sammich says:

    What stood out to me in the review was the usual limp lettuce and onion. Improve the current products before trying to make crap more edible. In the 90’s I loved Burger King. The original Big King, original chicken tenders, rodeo cheeseburger, etc. Just like Pizza Hut. If they’d go back to making pizza how they did in the 80’s, there’d be no need for a mega xxxtreme chicken nuggetz and Mac n cheese pizza to boost sales. Okay, outta breath now. Rant over.

    • MP says:

      I was watching a TV show with commercials on Youtube from 1991 & they showed a large Pizza Hut pizza was $12. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $21.85 today. Yet why are PH pizzas the same price today or cheaper? Cutting corners & being stingy. Fast food is total crap today & it only gets worse every year. It’s just best to avoid mass chains & go local.

      • Gonzol says:

        One would think that, but one would be wrong. Going local gets you people trying to cut the corners a little too close because they lack the supply chain. Yes, a nice sit-down restaurant is likely to be far better, but that’s not exactly in competition with Pizza Hut or Burger King. Local pizza isn’t the same ballpark as chain pizza. The majority of so-called local pizza are lesser known chains, and the few that aren’t are significantly more expensive. Mom and Pop burger shops are most often dirty, manage to pay their employees even worse than BK, and feel rather entitled about being local. The few that aren’t terrible charge for a burger within a few dollars of what most local restaurants charge for a steak and take nearly as long getting it to you. The era of local alternatives to fast food is dead.

  4. sandy says:

    Call me crazy (many do) but I am mildly intrigued by these long bun sammies offered by BK!

  5. Sean says:

    It was horrible. Don’t buy it.

  6. Troy says:

    I like burgers and I like Sriracha sauce.I don’t really like this burger. It was a big sloppy mess and the taste wasn’t very good.

  7. RandomMajin says:

    This sandwich was freakin’ good! The only problem for me was it had too much sauce. Tone down on the sauce and it’ll be perfect.

  8. Ross O Stroud says:

    If you like eating fire this is a good sandwich for you. I didn’t know what sriracha sauce was until I bought this burger. Boy did I find out. The only good thing I can say about it is it helped my wife to breath better. She was having trouble breathing until she ate my sriracha burger. I’ll stick to my tried & true regular burger.

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