Food News: Burger King Whopper Bar

Is Burger King going upscale?  It seems that way with the debut of the new ” Whopper Bar”.  The initial bar opened at the Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Fl.  Here you can top your Whopper, Double Whopper or Steakhouse XT with any of the 22 offered toppings.  Some of the toppings include steak sauce, bacon and guacamole.  The Whopper Bars will be much smaller than conventional Burger Kings and will feature and open kitchen and circular countertop.  BK has chosen to do away with the cartoonish orange and red color combination.  They have opted for a more contemporary red, black and gray color scheme.  Unfortunately, most of us will not be giving the Whopper Bar a try anytime soon.  BK is planning to only open 6 of the bars worldwide in 2009, one will be in Munich, Germany of all places. 

Whopper BarSeems like an interesting idea that may take off.  I know a lot of us are all about customization of our food.  If anything, it looks to be a smart way of branching out without having to open up an entire Burger King restaurant.  If you are lucky enough to come across a Whopper Bar, please let us GrubGraders know what you thought of it.

3 comments on “Food News: Burger King Whopper Bar

  1. James says:

    Deciding what you put on your burger is something you can find at Harvey’s here in Canada and I like it. Don’t know if they expect you to do it yourself at BK but at Harvey’s you tell them what you want on it.

  2. Chaz says:

    From the picture, it looks to be like you said Harvey’s was. It will be like Subway with burgers.

  3. GG Reader Timothy wrote…

    Visited the Whopper Bar at Universal CityWalk in Orlando earlier this afternoon. While the food was excellent, the prices were not. The menu is divided into three different sections. One featuring Whopper Value Meals available to customize, the other with prebuilt options, and the third for drinks/fries.
    I ordered the single Whopper Value meal (which comes with the standard drink and fries) for $6 and change. In order to add on bacon, cheese, and the like it was $ .50 per item!! For a single Whopper Value meal to reach over $7 is very high. (Yes I know it is a theme park but still. There is a normal BK just around the corner from CityWalk)
    Double Whopper Value Meals start at $7 and the Steakhouse Value Meal was nearly $8 before any toppings. Of course the sauces, lettuce, tomato, etc are complimentary.
    My opinion is back and forth over the Whopper Bar. While it is too expensive for me to eat at anytime I am going to Universal Orlando, it is a great quick serve option for guests.

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