Fast Food Review: Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch Sandwich from Burger King
The “Home of the Whopper” is also known to offer up some hefty chicken sandwiches as well. While driving by my local BK, I noticed a poster on their window for a new sandwich. Introducing the Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch Sandwich from Burger King.
The Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch Sandwich is something totally new to me. I didn’t realize that this sandwich was featured on the BK menu some years back. Anyone recall the commercial featuring Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish? Trippy. (lyrics here) This sandwich was something I had to try. I have to say, this sandwich is pretty darn good. The sandwich consists of a crispy chicken breast patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, lettuce and tomato all inside a corn-dusted bun. The chicken has a nice flaky crust on the outside and is tender and moist on the inside. Had I not been in a car driving, I may have actually taken the chicken out of my sandwich and peeled the crust off just to enjoy it by itself. The ranch sauce was your typical ranch dressing, but what I liked was the amount that was on the sandwich. It was just the right helping of the dressing. It wasn’t too much where it overpowered some of the other ingredients. The ranch was applied in a way that it complimented the meal rather than taking it over.
The cheddar cheese was just ok and a few bites had me thinking of those individually wrapped Kraft singles. Obviously, the lettuce wasn’t much to get excited about but it was nice to have some thick slices of fresh tomato on the sandwich. What I found somewhat disappointing was the lack of flavor coming from the bacon. The bacon was definitely there, but the flavor wasn’t. If the name of the sandwich features bacon in it, you’d think the flavor of the bacon would be more memorable.
While the BK Burger Shots have gotten all the publicity as of late, I’m glad to see something new on the Burger King menu. Chicken sandwiches may be overlooked in favor of the burgers at BK but you should check out the Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch. Overall, this was a very good chicken sandwich that I’ll definitely get again. I just hope next time I’ll notice the bacon.
Pros: Great chicken flavor. Nice crust on the chicken. With the exception of the bacon, all the ingredients go great together.
Cons: Lack of bacon flavor. A bit messy. If you're driving and eating, make sure you have plenty of napkins. I consider it a bit pricey at $4.69, but that's probably because I enjoy the dollar menus!
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.00/10
More Info: BurgerKing.com
Calories - 990
Total Fat - 58 grams
Saturated Fat - 17 grams
Trans Fat - 1 gram
Cholesterol - 125 milligrams
Sodium - 2190 milligrams
Carbs - 71 grams
Fiber - 4 grams
Protein - 47 grams