Review: Big King XL from Burger King
For those of you who read our Big King review from 2013, I’m sure you had a good laugh at the thick bread centerpiece. Luckily, Burger King has improved upon the mediocre with the new Big King XL.
Burger King describes their Big King XL like this:
Big King XL Sandwich features more than 1/2 lb of flame-grilled 100% beef, topped with American cheese, sliced onions, zesty pickles, crisp lettuce and our special Stacker sauce all on a toasted sesame bun.
While some of the negatives from the Big King carry over to the Big King XL, the extra beef and the absence of the extra bread make the Big King XL a far superior burger.The negatives that carry over from original to the XL are the familiar cast of pathetic characters. It wouldn’t be a Burger King review without a mention of the poor produce. The “crisp” lettuce and sliced onions make little impact. With the extra beef included in the XL, the flaws of the lettuce and onions are less noticeable… at least the four pickle slices were decent. With two flame-grilled beef patties clocking in at over a half pound of beef, plus a generous amount of American cheese topping each, the Big King XL packs a flavorful punch of salty and smoky cut with some tangy sweetness from the creamy signature Stacker sauce. The Big King XL is inspired by the McDonald’s Big Mac and is above and beyond a better burger… I can’t say the same for the original Big King vs the Big Mac.
At a price of $5.99 for the burger alone, the Big King XL is definitely no stellar fast food value. With that said, the value still manages to be OK because it features over a half pound of beef. It’s a hefty burger that is sure to fill up most appetites without the need for extras. As always, it’s a tough call to suggest a six dollar burger when BK’s value menu is deep enough to give you the option to buy four smaller burgers for around the same cost.I’m surprised that I enjoyed the Big King XL enough to consider actually making a repeat purchase. It’s not without flaws, but it’s a big fast food sandwich that holds together well and focuses on the strong presence of beef, cheese and sauce.
Pros: It's a beast of a burger. Stacker sauce. No third bun.
Cons: Six bucks for the burger alone. Quality of the lettuce and onions
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10
More Info: bk.com
980 calories, 63 grams of fat, 27 grams of saturated fat, 1660 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 56 grams of protein