Burger King Makes the Big King Bigger with a Quarter Pound of Beef

The Big King has been beefed up at Burger King and now features a quarter pound of beef. In my review of the previous incarnation of the Big King I mentioned how $3.69 was too pricey for a burger dominated by so much bread. Beefier burger patties should help the Big King live up to its name and the price remains the same.    The Big King will also remain a part of the two for $5 offer, which includes the new Spicy Original Chicken Sandwich, Original Chicken Sandwich and the Alaskan Fish Sandwich.

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20 comments on “Burger King Makes the Big King Bigger with a Quarter Pound of Beef

  1. Jonathan Wayne says:

    You have my attention Burger King.

  2. Hungry says:

    Still a bad ratio. Need at least 1/3 lb. I didn’t fall for McDonalds’ trap getting rid of the quality 1/3 angus and replacing them with 1/4 garbage patties.

  3. Todd says:

    It definitively needed more beef. I still vote Big Mac though.

  4. Jonathan Wayne says:

    Screw BK. I went there to try this today, asked them specifically if it was the bigger one and they said yes. I got it and I did not find it bigger at all, not noticeably anyway. If anything it was a bigger top bun and that’s it. I have tried this sandwich about 4 times now and every time the buns were gummy and stale. The sandwich in general seems stale.

  5. Ryan says:

    Burger King suffers from a major lack of quality, in their food and customer service. I cannot count how many times I’ve had an order messed up, item forgotten, or an issue with the food outright. I’ve found a burger patty with a bite taken out, I’ve had rock hard fries, or fries so greasy they’ve broken through the bag. I doubt I’d ever go back to BK. They need to take a note from other fast food giants and work on improving quality of product, not stupid gimmicks.

  6. coolrod says:

    So, im thinking they will use two of the whopper size patties on the burger now? That definitely would be worth it

    • Sascha says:

      Don’t think so, two quarter lb. whopper patties would make this a half pound, but this burger is only a quarter pound total. Two Whopper patties would be a game changer though.

      • Raiders757 says:

        I question whether or not the Whopper is even a 1/4 pound of beef anymore. They’re so thin and tasteless, but for the propane flavored flame broiling, that it’s hard to even tell there’s any beef between the tasteless buns and pathetic veggies. Two patties won’t make much of a difference. It will just taste even more like propane.

    • Steven T says:

      That’s what I was thinking too but they probably meant two patties that equal a 1/4 pound. Which brings me to ask how much is the current weigh of two patties? It’s kind of sad how small these have gotten, shows how far the quality at BK has fallen.

  7. Dave says:

    I don’t believe even a quarter pound will bring it up to what it was in the 1990’s (or so). Probably more like 1/3-lb. or double quarter pounder is what it once was, and it was so big, there was no middle bun!!

  8. Mark says:

    Slightly unrelated but does anyone else think that the Whopper Jr. has shrunk incredibly in size? They now seem to be barely larger than the lid of a peanut butter jar.

  9. Nick says:

    The original Big King/King Supreme from the 90’s destroyed the Big Mac. They need to lose that middle bun. Think their ad campaign for it then was like more meat, less bread or something. Miss the original chicken tenders too (right before the crown shaped ones). Those had just the perfect amount of seasoning. Ahh, nostalgia!

  10. MP says:

    I don’t know, I’m withholding judgement until I see an honest photo of the updated Big King. So does this mean all Jr patties are getting the update too? If I already didn’t have issues with BK’s dry buns, dirt-tasting white lettuce, skimpy on mayo, small gummy cheese & cold die-cut flower shaped meat, their Stacker/Thousand Island sauce has a really weird chemical aftertaste. It’s not good.

    • Raiders757 says:

      If anything good can come of this, it’s the skimpy on the mayo part. Mayo has no place on beef of any kind. Even what BK passes off as beef doesn’t deserve such a fate. The person who started the trend of putting mayo on burgers should be hung, shot in the head, then drug through glassy pothole filled streets while being flogged with thorn branches.

      • MP says:

        Yeah, yeah. I happen to like covering my burgers & chicken sandwiches in mayo; I dip my fries in it, too! Mayo & mayo-based sauces brings much needed tongue-pleasing creamy texture to many bone-dry sorry fast food sandwiches. When I have LJS fish I go through at least 8 packets of tartar sauce. Mayo also tames down that awful bloody red rag that is ketchup: the most vile stuff known to man.
        Yes, let the fools have their tartar sauce.

  11. kirk says:

    Went to bk to get the new bigger big king on 2/17. When I asked about it now being bigger the lady said she never heard of it getting more beef. It seems the same size still

  12. Mike says:

    I prefer Carl Jr’s Big Carl yummy

  13. doctorx0079 says:

    Has anyone got one of these yet that was actually noticeably larger??

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