Review: Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Burger King
What do you think of when Burger King comes to mind? I know I think of barbeque… wait… actually, I think of crappy tomatoes that were doomed before they were picked. That and chicken shaped like overly large pipe cleaners. Either way, Burger King just rolled out a new set of sandwiches, all barbeque themed, and I figured I’d try the Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Maybe I will enjoy this sandwich as much as my friends who live in Memphis enjoy Memphis. They hate living in Memphis by the way.
BK describes their Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich like this:
The Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich combines tender pulled pork with the hickory-smoked and sweet flavor of Memphis BBQ Sauce, topped with sliced onions, and a sweet southern sauce, all on a warm, toasted artisan-style bun. Limited Time Only.
For this review I will say what I expected and then tell you what I got. I figured the pulled pork would be a sub-par pork byproduct, but was surprised to learn that it’s the same stuff that comes in a tub you can find in any grocery store. It was just okay, but already we’re off to a better start than anticipated. I assumed the sauce would be an overly sweet brown ketchup, and it was actually pretty tangy. About as good as Sweet Baby Ray’s… not great, but decent. The bread was the same smushed potato roll (which BK calls a “toasted artisan-style bun”) from the Chef’s Choice. I liked the bun so chalk up another point for BK. The onion was welcome and did its unusual-with-barbeque-job of adding depth. I wasn’t sure if my sandwich came with the coleslaw mayo, and I figured you guys would be curious, so I got extra on the side. It tastes like crappy cabbage mayo by itself. Basically, coleslaw in oily baby food form. I’m not a fan, but it might not be too bad on some onion rings.
I went in not expecting much, and I ended up with an okay sandwich. Mind you, it’s the exact kind of sandwich you would expect at a friend’s barbeque, who is bad at cooking, but good at shopping. At $3.49, it’s not a steal, but I’m glad they didn’t charge six bucks for it. Will I ever get this again? Not a chance. Though if they do decide to top a Whopper off with pulled pork, sign me up.
Pros: Not awful. Onions. Who doesn't love potato rolls?
Cons: Really messy. Not a great sandwich. Memphis in the summer.
Grubbing on-the-go: 3.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10
More Info: BK.com
Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Calories - 470
Total Fat - 16 grams
Saturated Fat - 4.5 grams
Cholesterol - 80 milligrams
Sodium - 1420 milligrams
Carbs - 61 grams
Sugars - 29 grams
Protein - 27 grams