New Menu Items At Burger King: Chicken Strips, Snack Wraps, Salads, Smoothies, Frappes

As many of you know already, the “big” announcement from Burger King yesterday is a bunch of new menu items.  Some we’ve seen for a while now like the Homestyle Chicken Strips.  New salads, wraps and breakfast burritos are also in the mix.

Looks a lot like a McDonald’s copycat to me.  So will this new change mean a renewed interest in the brand? Let’s take a look at all the new offerings: Homestyle Chicken Strips (3 or 5 piece): Made with premium white meat chicken, our three-piece and five-piece Chicken Strips are marinated and generously battered in seasoned home-style breading. Be our guest and dip them into one of our bold or classic sauces.  360 calories, 19 grams of fat for the 3-piece  610 calories, 32 grams of fat for the 5-piece

Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad: Our Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad is a wonderful medley of romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, home-style Parmesan croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese. 490 calories, 28 grams of fat
Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad: Our Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad perfectly blends seven premium lettuces, including romaine, spring mix and iceberg, and is garnished with thick cut hardwood smoked bacon, ripe tomatoes, zesty red onions, and a three-cheese medley.  510 calories, 33 grams of fat

Chicken Apple & Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad: Our Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad perfectly blends seven premium lettuces, crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, and crumbly bleu cheese. 520 calories, 26 grams of fat

Garden Side Salad: Our Garden Side Salad is a blend of seven premium lettuces garnished with juicy tomatoes, crunchy carrots, home-style croutons, a three-cheese medley, and your choice of KEN’S® salad dressing. 40 calories, 2 grams of fat

Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap: Our Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap combines seven premium lettuces, marinated all white meat chicken, a three-cheese medley, and KEN’S® Ranch Dressing all wrapped in a delicious white flour tortilla.  370 calories, 21 grams of fat

Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap: Our Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap combines seven premium lettuces, marinated all white meat chicken, a three-cheese medley, and KEN’S® Honey Mustard Dressing all wrapped in a delicious white flour tortilla.  390 calories, 21 grams of fat

Strawberry Banana Smoothie: With real fruit, low fat yogurt, and made fresh to order in the kitchen, our BK® Strawberry Banana Smoothie is the perfect snack to keep you going all day.  310 calories, 0.5 grams of fat

Tropical Mango Smoothie: With real fruit, low fat yogurt, and made fresh to order in the kitchen, our BK® Tropical Mango Smoothie is the perfect snack to keep you going all day.  330 calories, 1 gram of fat

Mocha Frappe: Indulge yourself with our BK® Mocha Frappé. Ice, mocha, and a hint of coffee blended to perfection, topped with whipped deliciousness and a mocha swirl just for you.  510 calories, 22 grams of fat (medium size)

Caramel Frappe: Indulge yourself with our BK® Caramel Frappé. Ice, caramel, and a hint of coffee blended to perfection, topped with whipped deliciousness and a caramel swirl just for you.  510 calories, 22 grams of fat (medium size)

And for breakfast… new Breakfast Burritos

Sausage Breakfast Burrito: Our grab-and-go Sausage Breakfast Burrito is a combination of scrambled eggs, savory sausage, melted American cheese, and diced white onions and peppers all wrapped up in a soft white flour tortilla.  290 calories, 17 grams of fat

Southwestern Breakfast Burrito: Our grab-and-go Southwestern Breakfast Burrito is a combination of scrambled eggs, savory sausage, two slices of melted American cheese, crunchy Hash Browns, diced white onions, and our special fire-roasted salsa all wrapped up in a soft white flour tortilla. 620 calories, 37 grams of fat

39 comments on “New Menu Items At Burger King: Chicken Strips, Snack Wraps, Salads, Smoothies, Frappes

  1. Dan says:

    I was just going to email you guys about this reveal. I saw it over on consumerist.com and was going to point to the USA Today article with the big reveal.

    • Dan says:

      Also, in the USA Today article, they mention that Jay Leno, David (Becks) Beckham, and Mary J. Blige will be shilling for BK. They are also going to be revamping their stores, using digital menu boards (one of the ones near me already has this), furniture that isn’t bolted down, and even seating that is soft and made to feel more like a couch.

  2. Justin D says:

    Good job BK coming around to offer things that Wendy’s and McDo have been doing for several years now.. I was hoping for some awesome new items to finally spark some interest in me to actually go there.

    They really are pushing this “seven types of lettuce” approach too, not sure what marketing told them about that?

    One thing i cannot stand is when companies so obliviously Photoshop all of their products. It is so clear that the frappes are the same exact photo, just different colors.

    What really through me off was the smoothies being the same exact photo as well, just different colors. Not appealing.

    Come on BK, take some time to at least swirl the glass around to not make it look the same!

    • Raiders757 says:

      Considering the quality of produce at BK, seven kinds of lettuce just means seven kinds of bad.

    • Manavee says:

      Hahaha. Good eye…..the bubble pattern on the frappes are the exact same in both photographs.

      I know full well that the advertised picture is unliklely to look like the final product, but actual Photoshopping of a picture strikes me as crossing a line in terms of honest advertising. Does anyone else find this deceptive?

  3. Crysta says:

    I know someone who’s tried the new salads. They’re still mostly iceberg lettuce, despite the “7 types of lettuce” marketing. Wendy’s salads about the same size with better produce… and they’re bigger too.

  4. COBRA says:

    OMFG!!!! SEVEN-LETTTUCE BLEND!?!?!?

  5. Lindsay says:

    I’m with Justin D, I hate the photoshopped items – it annoyed me when I saw the frappes and smoothies the same photo/different color. Lazyness.

    That said, the items looks appealing and I’m excited to try some of the new items. I love mocha frappes and my local BK has them for even cheaper than McDs so I’d like to give them a try.

  6. Chefprotoss says:

    Really? Whoop dee doo…

  7. Steven says:

    BK’s bags are also bleached white now with colorful full color printing. I thought I was being given a McDonald’s bag at first.

    On the plus side I tried their new value $1 sausage burrito this morning and liked it much more than McDonald’s version!

  8. SkippyMom says:

    I’m with Chef. And…….? That’s it? Snooze. It looks like a rehash of everything every other fast food chain has had forever. If I was to go into BK now I would just assume they have had it as long. Late to the party BK.

    I have never noticed ads being photoshopped as these are. How much extra cost is there in making up a smoothie and taking a pic? Cheap & lazy.

    • Scrape says:

      Its not realy a smoothy at all. Who knows what they used. Phoodtography is a tricky game, and yes, it can be expensive to recreate this stuff. You need to make the thing look on camera kinda like it will in the store, and appealing (which it doesn’t usually look in the store). The smoothy would never hold up for even 5 minutes under studio lights, so you must concoct something to take its place. Then there is the food stylist to arrange it all and put the drops of water on it to make it look fresh. I woudn’t be surprised if that stuff was expanding foam.

      • Chefprotoss says:

        They should just get erin jax or another talented blogger to take the photos. It’s not that hard to make real actual food look good. Fake food is a big turnoff.

  9. Rusty Shackleford says:

    So, Burger King, your big reveal is that you’re just adding McDonalds items that most people don’t get anyway? Cool story bro. And by bro I mean never my bro. The only thing I would sort of want to try is that salsa breakfast burrito. Too bad I don’t eat breakfast at BK and still don’t plan to.

  10. Erin says:

    *yawn* not much that’s too exciting here. Looks like BK is playing catch-up rather than doing anything unique. The seven lettuces is really strange, but I’m betting you’d rarely ever get all seven in one tiny wrap. More like they have a big bag of mixed lettuce, and you’d only get 2 or 3.

    Using Ken’s dressing sounds like a step up for the company, but there’s nothing here that’s really persuading me to stop in.

    • Robert says:

      They’ve used Ken’s dressing for a few years, at least.

      The lettuce is just your average spring mix. So, way better than the iceberg stuff.

  11. Ben says:

    If I want a breakfast burrito, I go to Del Taco. Nothing to see here.

  12. Carebear says:

    We’ve had the frappes and smoothies at my local Burger King for awhile now.

  13. Robert says:

    My thoughts so far:

    –Chicken wraps have spring mix inside instead of lettuce — that was a very nice surprise. Tortillas are a bit too big, though.
    –New sauces are nice. The kung pao is kinda teriyaki-ish, but it’s a great change of pace.
    –Mango smoothie was fantastic.

    BTW, whoever thinks people at McDonald’s don’t buy salads, wraps, or smoothies is a complete idiot.

  14. Scrape says:

    Yawn, no big whoop.

    And by remodel, do they really mean “clean?”

    I’d be curious to see if the new chicken thingies are a horrid as their new nuggets are. Thems is tough and sooooo dry, the coating on one can suck up a whole medium Dr. Pepper on its own.

  15. Steve says:

    I’m quite disappointed with this reveal. These items have actually been at my local BK for quite some time now. I had several of these the other day. I was hoping for something else to be announced but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

    The snack wraps were solid when I tried them, as was the Mango Smoothie. This actually just reminded me I took a picture of the mango smoothie weeks ago, forgot to send it in to Grubgrade.
    http://i.imgur.com/YMGl5.jpg

  16. somesteve says:

    McDonald’s says hi. I don’t blame BK for trying; they need to compete so why not copy?

  17. Bill says:

    Tried the apple salad today. Not as good as Wendy’s. The grilled chicken was overcooked and the lettuce wasn’t as good. Also had to wait forever as I guess they were out of them at the time.

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  19. Jade says:

    Sick of fast casual prices for fast food. Looks like this is the route BK is going, ugh.

  20. Justin ST says:

    The kung pao sauce is really just Ken’s Thai Peanut dressing. I used to work at a restaurant that used it.

  21. weareclouds says:

    I ate there for lunch today. Cause, I haven’t been in a while. And, I commented to my mom who was with me that it seemed like they were ripping off McDonalds. Oh well. I hated BK before.

    I had the chicken strips. I loved them. I also had a side salad. And, to me the produce is alot better. Their salads used to be bad. The one I had today was good.

    So, yay! Looks like they have improved.

  22. Sascha says:

    Yup, big copy of MCDonald’s, but they’ve gone that route for a while now (remember the commercial where “King” snuck into McD’s headquarters for the MCMuffin recipe).

    I tried the wrap. Really enjoyed the lettuce on it, but it’s too bad the Honey Mustard simply can’t compare to Mickey D’s. I use Ken’s Honey Mustard at home, and it’s good, but the McDonald’s Honey Mustard is insane. Haven’t tried the Ranch yet.

    Used a coupon for a free smoothie, and chose the Strawberry Banana. The flavor wasn’t bad, but without the equipment that the McCafe’s have, it didn’t blend nearly as well and left me with some big chunks of ice.

  23. Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

    BK is also going public once again.

  24. Me says:

    I wish these articles would list the price too.

  25. New BK Fan says:

    They were out of Strawberry Banana Smoothie so we got the Mango which was outstanding! Had the Ranch Chicken Wrap which was good but maybe too much wrap and too little tasty chicken. Chicken strips were delicious.

  26. Katie says:

    They call this the Healthier?? Seriously -I hope not. The fat grams and calories in their new items is ridiculous. Yuck!!!

  27. EdnaG says:

    I’ve just had the chicken “strips” which would be called “tenders”, except the “tenders” are nuggets.

    BK tries to reinvent itself with a menu overhaul every 6-12 months. Are the stackers and the toppers gone? Burger buddies/minis/sliders? Baguette (remember those?) BK broiler (original), BK broiler 2, BK broiler 3, Chicken Whopper, Tendergrill? Fries. New fries. New new fries. Cheap, gross McMuffin rip-off. New biscuits–rip-off. Snack wraps–cheaper, gross rip-off. “Tenders”–McNuggets rip-off. “Strips”–rip-off. Frappes, Smoothies–cheap rip-offs. Breakfast burritos? Looks like they don’t even bother to chop up the sausage. New salads? Now they’re of the “fresh garden” variety? I won’t bother.

    BK needs to go away.

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  29. Kevin says:

    seven lettuce blend

  30. Food Court Jester says:

    Justin ST, the Kung Pao is NOT Ken’s Thai Peanut. Get a clue. It doesn’t even have any peanut in it.

  31. sally griffin says:

    What would be the calories in a grilled chicken wrap without sause?

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