Fast Food Review: Ham Omelet Sandwich from Burger King
I walked into my local Burger King one morning craving an Enormous Omelet Sandwich. Next to the McGriddle at McDonald’s, it is my favorite fast food breakfast sandwich. I should say that getting breakfast at a fast food joint is rare for me. Probably happens once every few months. So I was shocked to see my favorite sandwich was no longer on the menu. I asked the cashier if they still carried it and she said no. (I just called Burger King’s customer service and they did in fact discontinue the Enormous Omelet Sandwich. The customer service representative told me it was not selling great in certain areas, and also threw in a comment about the economy. There is a chance it may return she told me.) I almost turned around and walked out the door. Then I remembered the breakfast value menu and the Ham Omelet Sandwich.
Burger King describes the sandwich as:
“….a rousing combination of fluffy egg, ham, and honey butter sauce on a sesame seed bun.”
In the BK description, they forgot to mention that there is also a piece of American cheese on the sandwich. The Ham Omelet Sandwich is only one dollar, and it is worth every penny. There is a fairly decent amount of ham on the sandwich and goes well with the honey butter sauce. The sauce flavor is a bit strong, but doesn’t overpower the sandwich. The honey sauce is an interesting taste that I liked, and I think it helps the sandwich stand out from other ham breakfast sandwiches. You can notice the flavors of the cheese and egg, but these two ingredients play back up to the sweet honey sauce and ham. The sesame seed bun is your standard BK bun, and I must admit I was surprised that it didn’t go too well with the rest of the ingredients. Perhaps I was just vigorously looking for something to complain about with my meal. The sesame seeds on the bun just stuck out as not really working when the honey sauce, ham, cheese, and egg obviously did.
Overall though, this sandwich is great. For just a buck, you really can’t beat it. Having recently reviewed the Wake-Up Wrap from Dunkin Donuts, where that could have been cheaper, I found the Ham Omelet Sandwich to be a great value. While some may say two of these would be too much, I’ll probably get two next time along with a soda or coffee. Definitely worth trying, and I’d be curious to see what you think of the honey butter sauce (my wife disagreed with me. She wasn’t a fan).
Pros: Great value. Decent amount of ham for the price. Interesting, sweet honey butter sauce.
Cons: Didn't care for the sesame seeds with rest of the ingredients.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10
More Info: BurgerKing.com
Calories - 290
Total Fat - 12 grams
Carbs - 33 grams
Saturated Fat - 4.5 grams
Trans Fat - 0 grams
Cholesterol - 85 milligrams
Sodium - 870 milligrams
Protein - 13 grams