Review: Double Stacker from Burger King

Hey, remember the Burger King stackers? First introduced in 2006, the value menu burgers originally came in three sizes and featured Burger King’s Stacker sauce (also known as Big King sauce.) To be honest, I never realized the Stackers left, but after a hiatus, one of the three burgers recently returned to the Burger King menu.  Here’s my review of the reintroduced Double Stacker from Burger King.Double StackerThe Double Stacker splits the difference of the single and triple from a decade ago. It comes with two flame-grilled beef patties topped with smoked bacon, melted American cheese, and creamy Stacker sauce served on a toasted sesame seed bun. I picked one up at my local Burger King for $2.69, or $0.69 cents more than its price in 2011. Hey, inflation, right?Double StackerThe burger is about what you’d expect from any Burger King value burger. I find that people either like Burger King’s flame-grilled patties or they don’t; as for me, I like them. Even though the patties are small, the two patties give the burger a strong beefy and smoky flavor. How beefy and smoky? Sorry in advance for the visual, but it’s the kind of flavor that you’ll have perched in the roof of your mouth all day. Yeah, you know what I mean. The smoke flavor gets an extra boost with Burger King’s bacon. It’s not overly thick bacon, but it’s not limp either. I liked that it combined a bit of fatty chew with a meaty crispiness, and that the flavor didn’t get lost in the sauce.Double StackerAs for the Stacker sauce, it definitely works well on a burger like this, where the smoke flavor is the predominant element. The sauce is your standard “burger sauce.” Some know it as In-N-Out’s “spread,” others as McDonald’s Big Mac sauce, and still others as Utah’s fry sauce. Mayo-based, with a pickled sweetness, it helps to cut the meat and smoke flavor. This version has less of a tomato flavor than other variations, and it’s more gloopy than creamy, but it’s still good. I felt like it made up for the lack of pickles, mustard, ketchup, and onions that usually come on value menu burgers, and would have actually liked a bit more. The cheese added a nice bit of melty goo in between the patties, as well as a bit of a needed salty flavor. It wasn’t bad, but I wanted another piece of cheese. And while I’m on the subject, maybe another patty.  It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Burger King burger, and having this one reminded me of how much I enjoy a classic sesame-seed bun. Fluffy and slightly sweet, sesame seed buns seem like a natural fit for a burger, unlike the dense and chewy Brioche rolls many chains are moving toward.Double StackerEven though the BK Stacker is a tasty little burger, it’s tough to get really fired up about it because of the chain’s other value offerings. Around me, Burger King has 10 other value menu sandwiches priced less than the Stacker, not to mention the 5 for $4 Bundle Deal that features the Bacon Cheeseburger. Not quite as substantial a Whopper, yet not a good value compared to other what you can get in the 5 for $4 deal, the Stacker occupies an awkward middle ground on the menu. My suggestion? If you like the Big King sauce, just add it to your favorite Burger King burger.

Pros: Good flame-broiled beefy burger taste for a small sized burger. Lots of smoke flavor. Tasty, zesty, and sweet pickled flavor in the Big King sauce.

Cons: Not the greatest value, and also doesn’t have the heft of a substantial burger. Could use thicker bacon. A bit greasy.

Taste: 7.00/10
Value: 5.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.50/10
Price: $2.69

Overall GrubGrade: 6.00/10

More Info: bk.com
Nutrition Facts:
420 calories, 22 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 80 milligrams of cholesterol, 650 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbs, 5 grams of sugar, 22 grams of protein.

17 comments on “Review: Double Stacker from Burger King

  1. Noodlez says:

    I enjoyed these the first go around at the $2 price point. Add some of BK’s onion rings one them and your set. But at the new price idk I don’t see a reason to make a trip to BK.

  2. Ryan says:

    You saved Ryan from having to review BK, he must be happy. lol

  3. phillytim says:

    I’d be happier if BK gave you an obvious choice of Stackers as before, else why bring back the name? The purpose of Stackers was for you to choose how bing you wanted it.

    Sorry to sound a little bitter, probably for them not having my all-time fave, the Triple Stacker, back in action. lol

  4. Sascha says:

    Nice price. I first found them back on the menu in May, and they were part of the 2 for $5 list. Since they came off that, though, they’ve been bumped to $3.69 (same price as the chicken and XL burger if you don’t get 2 for $5). At $2.69, I would certainly partake once in a while, but at $3.69 I’m passing every time.

    Really enjoyed it though, to me it gets a 7.5

  5. Brian says:

    $2.69. yeah that’s a bit higher than they used to be. I’d go for it in a combo maybe, but a double cheeseburger is cheaper than that at BK. My local one still has the 5 for $4 deal so that’s still the to beat thing. Thanks for putting up this review though. I was curious about the price.

  6. rodney says:

    “I find that people either like Burger King’s flame-grilled patties or they don’t”

    I fall into the latter category, to me, they don’t so much taste flame grilled as much as they taste like a burger patty coated in chemicals in an attempt to make it taste flame grilled.

    • Johnnyboy says:

      I know hat you mean, sometimes it tastes like they dropped them on some charcoal briquettes and sprayed some lighter fluid on it and cooked it.

  7. Jon says:

    Yeah $2.69 sounds like a good deal I paid $3.69 for it a few days ago! You can order a Bacon Double Cheeseburger for $2.49 so they expect me to pay $1.20 for the sauce?? I ordered one of each to compare because I figured the Stacker must be bigger for an extra $1.20 but nope identical besides the sauce and lack of other toppings.

  8. Will says:

    meh, let me know when they bring back the quad stacker

  9. M-Logan says:

    When these first came out, they DID have 2 cheese slices on the Double, 3 on the Triple, etc. So for me to even eat one, add 50 cents or whatever for extra cheese, just to get it back to the original intended formula. BK, you’re some cheapa$$ sons of biscuits.

  10. Bubbsy says:

    They put the wrong bacon on your sandwich. Looking at the promo image BK put out (see GrubGrade’s earlier entry), it’s very definitely supposed to come with a new ultra thick-cut bacon… in the promo pic the bacon is more than half the thickness of the burger patty. Surely BK would never be so deliberately misleading in advertising. Right guys? Guys?

  11. Johnnyboy says:

    $3.69 for this, it weighs less than a McDouble. It was a ripoff. Tasted okay though….not worth $3.69, maybe…$1.69!!!!

  12. MP says:

    I don’t mind these but I’ve always found the Stacker sauce has a weird abrupt aftertaste to it.
    This should be on the 2 for $5 menu or at least .69-cents cheaper.

  13. Nick says:

    I’ve tried before to get stacker sauce on a double whopper instead of ketchup and mayo, and they said they weren’t allowed to do that. What happened to have it your way?

  14. Klee says:

    Thee bacon double cheese burger from three late nineties will always have a special place in my heart. Something happened to bk, it only hints at its former greatnessb from time to time.

  15. Fred says:

    Can anyone say whether or not you can order a $1 double and then add the Stacker sauce to it for essentially the same thing minus the bacon? I used to do this every day in 2010-2011. I bet they don’t even have a $1 double burger anymore (MCD doesn’t) but does a hack like this still exist? Unless they increased the size of the patty (it used to be 1.7 oz) the value is so bad that I won’t even be getting this sandwich even though I have fond memories of it from the past.

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