Food News: Burger King Introduces BK Fire-Grilled Ribs

I’ll put this on the list of really bad ideas.  Burger King is going nationwide with their BK Fire-Grilled Ribs.  Prices and participation may vary but $7.99 for a 6 piece seems to be the going rate.  My local BK has them for $7.99.  Would you seek out ribs at Burger King? I don’t have much more info such as nutrition facts because Burger King has a website that doesn’t keep up with the rest of the world.

51 comments on “Food News: Burger King Introduces BK Fire-Grilled Ribs

  1. Heather says:

    BBQ ribs at a fast food restaurant just sounds gross to me.

  2. These were a bad idea all around. They didn’t taste all that bad, but you don’t get any value for your buck.

    We actually did a review on them when they were in the test phase in the Indianapolis market last year.

    http://wouldibuyitagain.com/2009/03/review-burger-king-bbq-ribs/

  3. Koni says:

    Um… sketchy. And $8? They better be good!

  4. Justin says:

    YEAAAAAAHHH…think I’m gonna go to Chili’s or a real BBQ joint instead…ya know?

  5. Jessica J. says:

    My local Burger King here in small town North Carolina has carried these for at least five months! They are truly disgusting. I ordered the small order, three-piece I think, during the first week they were out and I was highly disappointed. It isn’t anything like a real rib. I felt like I was eating a strange beef jerky that was pressed onto small bones. It was a truly strange and disgusting experience.

  6. Katie Ann says:

    I’m mostly baffled that Burger King is charging $8 for anything on their menu. What made them think that this was the next logical step in fast food? I’d rather go anywhere else for ribs.

    • Moku says:

      They’re banking that their new grill ovens that can cook these ribs will be the next big thing for the company. Unfortunately nobody wants to pay 8 dollars on fast food ribs when they can get much better ribs at a real bbq joint. They should stick to improving their sides and burgers.

  7. Meg says:

    Foul; just foul. What is this world coming to?

  8. rightclue says:

    welll at least there are bones on ’em..

  9. Kat says:

    This is horrible..just when I thought nothing could get worse than McD’s McRib.

  10. Robby says:

    Terrible, BK.

  11. Colleen says:

    Who at BK thought this was a good idea? Taco Bell can come out with new items every other month with pretty successful items but other fast food joints struggle.

  12. Tony says:

    Let me get one rib!

  13. Francois says:

    Burger King and.. ribs? Somebody like McDonald’s should just go all out and start serving pufferfish.

  14. DG says:

    to be honest if I was craving bbq ribs I would totally not consider burger king. It doesn’t sound that delicious to me and my local burger king is a bit gross so yea..prob. not 🙁

  15. Super Donkey says:

    I wanna try em, but they’re pretty expensive. I’m not sure why people are so negative on them; I guess out here on the West Coast there are fewer real BBQ joints (some places even (gasp) boil/bake their ribs), so if BK can get any smoking in, that’ll be a small victory.

    *note, I eat BBQ all the time and am a judge at regional competitions.

  16. Michelle says:

    The idea sounds absolutely terrible! I’m imagining genetically processed left over bits just mashed up and formed around a bone. Gross.

  17. ChrisLad says:

    I’ll probably try them but I won’t be expect much. Seems to be such a bad choice for a fast food place. Good ribs are so much work.

  18. jack says:

    I think it’s great that BK is trying new and interesting things in fast food. They should’ve priced it better though. From what people have been saying here, it doesn’t seem like a good value. no way in hell am i going to pay 8 bucks+tax for basically some crappy fast food ribs.

  19. Rachel says:

    I’m really intrigued by these… But, as my boyfriend says “I don’t want to die!” Fast food ribs sound sketchy and (my guess) are probably pretty gross (and definitely not worth the cost)!

  20. Jesse says:

    At 7.99 these ribs aren’t cheap. I think I’d rather get ribs from an actually BBQ place than risk fast food ribs at BK.

  21. Jay says:

    Depending on size this is better than chili’s for ribs. A Half rack which has maybe 6 bites of meat is ten bucks at chili’s. They also suck.

  22. Matt Oxley says:

    I just tried these ribs as a promo for the local BK here in Dublin, GA. I have to say that they are actually pretty delicious – just as good as any I’ve had anywhere else. Though I do think they should develop some sauces for them.

  23. laura says:

    ummm gross. i dont think i would eat that if i was absolutely starving and that was the only thing available. and they are $$$ for a fast food place

  24. robin says:

    oh my goodness… no. i wouldn’t eat them.

  25. DC says:

    I’ve had them here in Indy last year – they were actually quite tasty but you’re done in 1 minute – small bones, little meat – should be priced at around $4.00 so it’s a fail

  26. Nick says:

    Why would BK price these dangerously close to a half rack of real ribs available at any established restaurant? It’s a battle they can’t win.

    • Anon says:

      Bingo.

      I’m down to try them, but I can get a full rack for roughly $4 more at local rib restaurants.

      The only time I can imagine getting these is after hours and the BK isn’t open 24 hours around here.

  27. David says:

    I have a friend who tried them and loved them. I might give them a shot.

    • Emily says:

      So I thought about trying these “ribs” the other day, until I pulled up to the winow and saw how expensive they are. 7.99 is a bit too much for BK. I’d rather order take out and get a real meal.

  28. Esli says:

    Will try em for sure but still sounds like a bad idea. Here in the San Jose, CA area, really good ribs are few and far between. Interested to see how BK will market this

  29. maxchain says:

    Nope. Uh-uh. I’ll cut my own hands off before I pony up eight bucks for anything at a fast food place. (I may need some help with the other hand.)

  30. salymsmommy says:

    That just seems too messy and weird. I would rather have ribs from a good BBQ place than a fast food joint…..

  31. Evan says:

    At my BK $7.99 is the price of the 6-piece combo, not just the ribs.

  32. Travis says:

    They are too expensive and while people might try them once I don’t think they will have many repeat customers.

  33. Raiders757 says:

    No way!! BK can barely make a decent burger, so these can’t possibly be any good. I’ll pass, and smoke my own at home.

  34. From the pics they seem to be a lot like the BBQ ribs that KFC here puts out every 2nd summer or so. And if they are they are really hit and miss. But at $7.99 US price point, I doubt we’d ever see them here, they would likely be $10+.

  35. DaveG says:

    I tried these yesterday with an open mind. Small portion size for the price and extremely salty which overpowered the real flavor. The equipment they developed appears to be the real winner. Too bad BK fell very short on the recipe execution.

  36. Debra Beck says:

    Great idea! They grill I think they should have ribs.
    I will try them.

  37. Ray Ray says:

    Just had them…without bbq sauce…they weren’t half bad…granted if your are thinking about ribs from a rib joint these won’t fit the bill…and they are very small…however they really weren’t half bad…and by no means were they disgusting…so half a plus to BK…however I would never order them again…not that they were bad I just was still hungry after eating the 8 tiny rib snacks…maybe I would fill up if I dranks the bbq sauce…not sure…i did dip 2 of them in BK’s sweet and sour sauce…however I would eat that stuff off the ground…so I will just say…not half bad and will do on a roadtrip where you cannot find a rib joint but have a hankering!

  38. Just ate a six piece order for around 6 bucks.. Quite pricey. These must be ribs off of a rat or a mouse, because they extremely tiny. Overall the taste and texture were rather strange. Someone mentioned that they tasted like beef jerky and I agree…Or a burnt squirrel, but I haven’t ever tasted one of those. These are a complete failure and won’t last two months.

  39. Adam says:

    These things are awful. Tried them yesterday and it felt like I was eating salty-ass teriyaki beef jerky. I managed to eat one and threw the rest in the trash. That’s $8 and change I’ll never get back.

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