Review: Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger from Burger King

I loved Burger King as a kid. The Whoppers were big and juicy, the fries crisp, and the chocolate shake was out of this world. When I was in high school, I had proverbially graduated to the double and triple Whoppers and the king still sat high on his throne. After the 90’s, the king seemed to start neglecting his beefy empire, and ever since then his meat monarchy has been crumbling. The McDonald’s Big Mac is still just as great as I remember it, but the Burger King Whopper has changed. For years now, all I ever seem to receive is a cold unloved burger that is a mere illusion of its former self. While it can be easy for the king to forget about things like quality control, declining profits are hard to ignore. This has lead the king to try sucking the public back in with loads of new products. He changed the fries twice, tried out tacos, developed bigger and smaller burgers, and even gave the Whopper anger issues. After all that, now he is trying extra hard to get us in the door by offering a bevy of even more new burgers. Today I decided to try one of these new burgers; the Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger. Is it a step in the right direction, or is even attempting to put out the fire that has engulfed this sandwich kingdom a waste of water?Burger King Bacon Cheddar StuffedBurger King describes the Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger like this:

A Mouthwatering USDA Inspected fire-grilled ground beef patty stuffed with hardwood smoked bacon and savory cheddar cheese, topped with fresh-cut lettuce, juicy tomatoes, ketchup, mayo and crispy onion rings all on a warm, artisan-style bun.

Before checking out this burger, I read The Impulsive Buy’s positive review and had fairly high hopes that this would be decent. It wasn’t. It was awful. I don’t think Marvo and I received quite the same thing. After placing my order, it was delivered to me in about thirty seconds. That’s a red flag for me because it clearly indicates my food was cooked before I ordered it. Seldom do I get fresh food that is pre-cooked, and sure enough this was pretty vintage. Burger King Stuffed BurgerMy bacon and cheddar stuffed patty was an overcooked, near-black hockey puck that seemed as if it was cooked hours ahead of time and left in the sun to dehydrate. I didn’t really taste any bacon, the cheese was present in name only and it was barely larger than a junior patty. Maybe before it was sent through the broiler one too many times, it might have had more mass to it, but that’s just a guess. I loved the roll when they used it on the Chef’s Choice, but I think mine was originally baked when the Chef’s Choice was still on the menu. I expected a soft, chewy artisan roll, but instead received a rock hard, stale, sadness bun.BK Cheddar Stuffed BurgerWhat happened, Burger King? The onion rings were flat out pathetic. Three tiny rings decorated my sandwich and weren’t there for much else. What is BK’s deal with the chopped lettuce? It isn’t shredded, and it isn’t the nice green leaf lettuce that also adorned the Chef’s Choice. It’s just slippery ornamentation that I think the king put there to punish me for eating at Five Guys. Ketchup and mayo are my go to burger condiments, and the tomato was surprisingly fresh, but neither is even remotely enough to make up for the travesty that is the Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger. Out of all the burgers I have reviewed, this definitely ranks close to the worst. I can only recommend it to the higher-ups at BK, so that they can get an idea of what kind of garbage they are trying to sell us. Burger King StuffedLook, I wanted to like this burger, and I’m sure some of you might say that it was a mishap and I should give it another try. I say that I shouldn’t have to. Clearly this burger was screwed up, and that happens, but why didn’t it go into the trash? Why was it considered okay to serve? I can only write about what I eat, and this is what they gave me. This type of situation isn’t out of the ordinary either. Unless BK gets its act together, the kingdom is screwed. Instead of wacky new sandwiches and drinks, how about you make me a fresh to order, juicy Whopper on a fresh bun. You know, what made BK the king of burgers in the first place.

Pros: The tomatoes were great. Optimism. McDonald's, In-N-Out, Hardee's, Fat Burger and every other restaurant that still serves the same quality food I remember loving as a kid.

Cons: Burger King. Having your optimism shatter by being served a burnt, stale bunned, no cheese cheeseburger.

Taste: 3.00/10
Value: 4.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Price: $3.99

Overall GrubGrade: 3.50/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 650
Total Fat - 39 grams
Saturated Fat - 12 grams
Carbs - 51 grams
Cholesterol - 70 milligrams
Sodium - 1420 milligrams
Sugar - 10 grams
Protein - 23 grams

31 comments on “Review: Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger from Burger King

  1. Manavee says:

    I agree with this review. I found my burger patty to be rubbery, and just had a weird consistency.

    The turkey burger BK is offering was actually surprisingly good, if you’re interested.

  2. Raiders757 says:

    Sadly I doubt that burger was a mishap. What I see pictured above is typical at every BK in my area. I to remember when the Whopper was king and it is indeed sad to see what it has become over the past decade and a half. I think it’s long been time for BK to re-brand itself. Maybe take a page from Five Guys and stick to a small menu that offers good burgers and a large choice of toppings instead of gimmicks like the burger reviewed here.

  3. Kat B. says:

    A very entertaining review…however I am not surprised. Burger King has steadily gone down hill since the 90’s with no end in sight. I must say, however that tomato does look very fresh, and that says a lot as BK’s produce is alway so lackluster.

  4. Rightclue says:

    Honestly, the quality of fast food depends solely on the individual franchise owner

    I’ve had this burger in the big city and it was horrible

    Had it again somewhere more rustic and it was actually pretty fresh and tasty

  5. Sam says:

    Wow. I almost want to up the grade on my bourbon burger review. That burger was pretty bad, but dang.

  6. Alex says:

    Rightclue: I don’t believe you for a second.

    Burger King has been a laughing stock for years. I go there time-to-time for their chicken sandwich (you know… the GOOD one. Not the salt lick), and that’s it. The Whoppers are pretty much inedible now, as they taste absolutely awful. Burger King used to make my favorite fast food burger, now I get sick thinking about it.

  7. Marvo says:

    I’m not surprised I got what I got and you got what you got. Burger King’s consistency is all over the map nowadays. If there’s one thing Burger King needs to copy from McDonald’s it’s their consistency.

    • Chefprotoss says:

      Yeah, the worst food I ever seem to get at McDonald’s is every once in a while the cheese on my McDouble isn’t fully melted.

  8. JimF says:

    Had it a couple of days ago in the Cincinnati area. This review was spot on. Overcooked ( almost burned actually) small burger completely void of cheese.I was surprised at how bad it was.

  9. Steven says:

    I too bought it based on the review from The Impulsive Buy and it was indeed a impulsive buy for me as I was hungry and Burger King was the closest place to me. I wouldn’t say it was awful but it was nothing special and I wouldn’t ever order it again. It just tasted like a standard burger. Without looking at it I wouldn’t be able to tell you what was in it as I couldn’t taste the onion rings, the cheddar or the bacon.

  10. Jonathan Wayne says:

    Wow, this literally looks like death warmed over and also like your typical Burger King product.

  11. Klee says:

    Born in the 80’s… i was a hardcore about BK over McDonalds. These debates were quite fierce in my day. 98 the bacon double cheese burger from bk was my favorite food. It may have been my lack of sophisticated palate, but, man it was good.

    Went to bk today, double cheese burger add bacon and med. loaded tater tots. Burger was jus blah.. New bacon, some parts were good..other parts were all chewy. Loaded tots were just bad, out of the ten, three were obviously old and the other 8 were not good either. No cheesy goodness like the cheesy tots. These were all potato and a lil spice they want to call loaded.

  12. Matt says:

    I tried this and I was excited. I wanted it to be good. As usual I 86’d the lettuce and tomato. I also added a slice of American cheese because I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough cheese from just the patty. I’m glad to see from this review that I wasn’t alone in getting a burned, overcooked patty. The burnt taste was overpowering in the grand scheme of things. If the patty wasn’t so overcooked, this burger would have tasted great. The combination of everything else on the burger I received was great – soft bun, crispy onion rings, and a perfect ratio of mayo and ketchup. The American cheese slice was absolutely necessary though.

    Also, my BK was out of fries. How do you run out of fries? I got onion rings instead, which were hot and fresh from the fryer (as were the ones on the burger itself).

  13. edh says:

    How does BK stay open? Truly awful products, always wet sloppy and cold. I could care less if they disappeared forever.

  14. Stew says:

    The bacon and cheddar Angus burgers you can get at Aldi are awesome.

  15. Ron says:

    I don’t know if I have a bad pallet or what but I find Burger to have pretty good food. I tried the bacon cheddar stuffed burger and I thought it was pretty good. The only reason I won’t get it again is because it was 4.29. I believe Bk is overpriced but when I fill out the receipt survery and get a free Whopper, I am usually satisfied, more so than when I order at McDonalds (except for the tasty Filet o Fish).

  16. Jess says:

    My husband loves BK, although I don’t care for anything but their fries and the occasional whopper sans ketchup. When we go we always get drive through, but this weekend we were on the road and needed a break so actually sat down inside to eat. Holy sh*t what a difference! Maybe that location is particularly good or maybe our local one is particularly bad but the food was so much better on that visit. The fries were crispy, whoppers were freshly made and well prepared, the tomato was actually red…I mean, it was no Five Guys, but the meal was decent.

    I’m not keen to try any of their numerous new offerings, I never hear anything good about them.

  17. OFP says:

    Burger King saddens me, I remember back in the mid to late 90’s when Burger King was the undisputed leader in fast food. Every time I see a new product It makes me cringe… The Whopper used to be genius, a simple flame broiled burger that was affordable… in addition to higher prices, the produce quality has gone down. Burger King, remember your roots!

  18. IowaGal82 says:

    Sad, sad sad….I also remember BK being great in the 80s when I was a kid. I can’t quite remember why or what, but I just remember it being better. Everytime I go to BK my whopper is always lukewarm to cold. WTH is that? I’ve always chocked it up to the lettuce, onion, tomato and mayo giving it a chill but now I’m not too sure.

    I would love to taste a hot whopper, fresh off the press.

    Why did they serve you that burger, Chefprotoss? Because it was there, ready to go and they were too lazy to make you a new one. It’s so unfortunate.

    • MP says:

      I do remember BK back in the 1980s & having to wait a while for my Whopper every time. I think all the years of cutting corners has finally caught up with them. It’s just a lousy, cheap product of a turn-key operation.

  19. Scrape says:

    Wow. Your BK must really suck. I think BKs have the worst consistency in their product delivery of any chain, or maybe a tie with Wendy’s. Fortunately, the BKs here usually really good, and I had a completely opposite experience with this burger. I though it was quite tasty. I’m not sure about the whole “stuffed” thing, as I’d prefer a slice of real cheddar and some strips of bacon, but I would order this again.

  20. Dave says:

    I’d like to join the crowd and agree how awful BK has become. Service is beyond terrible at any I’ve been to in the last few years, NOBODY ever seems to care. Drive thru always takes much longer than others regardless of how many cars. Whooper Jr. went on sale, it is no bigger than the BK stacker patty. They need to overhaul the employees and training before the new look interior will help them.

  21. MP says:

    Great review! BK deserves it.

  22. Stephen says:

    I like a plain burger or cheeseburger from Burger King just fine. I much prefer their grilled taste to the competition’s fried taste, even if these days Burger King is grilled, then dumped in a bucket, then microwaved. The one deluxe burger I tried there was a) improperly prepared, b) not any better than a plain hamburger, and c) an overpriced waste of money. However, I find this true of ALL the McAngus, Baconator, and $6.99 Burgers. At all of the fast food restaurants I can think of, the best value is the cheapest burgers, and the best tastes are also usually along those lines. Some years ago, Wendy’s had some mushroom melt burger that might have been special, but mostly I compare a $6 Baconator (sandwich only!) to the $1-ish value burgers and ask why anyone would make a habit of getting the premium burgers. Thumbs down to anyone who uses nacho cheese in place of melted cheddar cheese or blue cheese dressing in place of blue cheese crumbles. Also, thumbs down to anyone who microwaves their food, period. Am I mistaken in thinking KFC’s pressure-cooked chicken used to be pretty good? Regardless of how they make it now, it gets pulled from a par-cooked bin, and popped in a microwave. Soggy pathetic.

  23. Daniel says:

    I tried this yesterday at my local BK (Which is Rural, since some people are ignorant enough to say it matters) And it may be the worst piece of crap i’ve ever paid money for. The bun was hard, the sandwich was lackluster and overall I felt I would of been better ordering a rodeo burger. I don’t know why I didn’t.

  24. Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

    Truly “mouthwatering”…

  25. Ken says:

    I pretty much agree with this entire review. Mine also looked like a hockey puck. I tasted neither cheddar nor bacon, and I think I’m going to have to accept the fact that BK’s lettuce will forever be pathetic. I was also surprised by the price of that thing considering the size. I remember back when a Whopper with bacon was by far my favorite fast food sandwich.

  26. MiMi says:

    I haven’t tried this but I rarely go to BK anymore. I agree they were much better in the 80’s very early 90’s. And for some odd reason I always see them assemble the sandwiches wrap them and then pop them in the microwave so now I know why my whoppers look smashed, and the veggies are always soggy and chewy.

  27. Wendy says:

    On the money review!! Hard, dry, overcooked and black – with not one speck of cheese or bacon anywhere to be found. The bun had more flavor than the meat which tasted more like lighter fluid than meat. I did have a couple pieces of lettuce and the o-rings were decent for fast food rings, but the lettuce was from the center, more bitter, part of the lettuce head and allowed the bun to keep sliding off one side or the other. The mayo was on one side and the ketchup on the other when I’d prefer they were together. The only good thing about this burger was that there was no pickle or raw onions.

  28. Infoplease says:

    Very disappointed in stiffed Bacon-Cheddar. Very small for the price, not tasty, couldn’t taste cheese. My husband said that would be his last BK visit. I got the Whopper Jr and might as well ordered a child’s burger. Small and hardly any lettuce or tomato. I was headed to Chick Fil-A and we decided to try the new BK sandwich. Wish we hadn’t.

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