Review: Four Cheese Whopper from Burger King

Any new variety of the Whopper sandwich from Burger King deserves a taste.  The iconic Whopper has seen its fair share of makeovers throughout the years and the latest simply goes with more cheese to try to stand out.  The new Four Cheese Whopper is now available for a limited time and it’s time to take a closer look to see if more cheese equals a better BK burger experience.

Four Cheese WhopperThe Four Cheese Whopper is described by Burger King like this:

 The Four Cheese Whopper features a 1/4 lb. of savory fire grilled beef, melted American cheese, a creamy three cheese blend, cheddar sauce, freshly cut lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and onion.  All served on a warm toasted sesame seed bun.

At a price of $4.99 for the burger alone, the Four Cheese Whopper was 80-cents more than a standard Whopper without cheese.  I have a hard time as it is paying around 5-bucks for a single item at a fast food place.  Even harder when there are so many better choices on their value menu.  Since all that extra cheese didn’t improve upon the original Whopper, I found the price to be an issue.

Four Cheese Whopper BK The Four Cheese Whopper has all the standard ingredients you get in a traditional Whopper.  The never-hot-enough 1/4 lb. burger patty, gray and pathetic yes, but salty, smoky and flavorful enough to be one of the few highlights. Rings of raw onion have never been an issue for me at Burger King but the “juicy tomatoes” consistently look like they are leftover end pieces and the “freshly cut lettuce” … about the same.   The sesame seed bun, passable.

Four Cheese Whopper Burger KingOn to the cheese… why not stop at two cheeses, or how about three?  And was cheddar sauce really necessary?  As it turns out, the cheddar sauce was weak and didn’t have much of an impact in taste or texture.  I kind of feel as though forgettable cheddar sauce was a positive thing considering there was plenty of back-up cheesiness in play.  Most of the impact from the cheese came from the “creamy” three cheese blend that was not at all creamy.  When you think of a three cheese blend you might think of Taco Bell’s three cheese blend… and that’s pretty much what this was.  The three cheese blend consists of a thick shredded trio of mozzarella, cheddar, and monterey jack cheeses.  It’s layered onto the slice of American cheese to make an unsightly mess of cheese that is better left hidden beneath the sesame seed bun.  There is enough cheesy flavor from the blend and it might appeal to those seeking out some extra sharp, salty impact on their Whopper… I just can’t see this having mass appeal.

BK Four Cheese WhopperFor me, the higher price for some added cheese wasn’t worth the trouble.  Halfway through my Four Cheese Whopper I was scraping all four cheeses off my burger.  I should also point out in case you’re wondering… just the cheese alone on this Whopper totals 360 calories and 34 grams of fat.

BK Four Cheese Whopper 2 There really isn’t anything wrong with scaling it back a tad Burger King.  No need to keep adding cheese to something and expect to cover up your other flaws.  What ends up happening is you look like you’re trying too hard in one area and you end up coming short in others again and again.

Pros: Uh... raw onion rings maybe? I should try harder here... the standard Whopper can be pretty good once in a blue moon. Cheddar sauce didn't have an impact and I consider that a positive.

Cons: Three cheese blend was overkill for me. Likely not going to appeal to a big segment of the population. Paying 80-cents to mess up a perfectly decent Whopper. Poor BK produce.

Taste: 4.75/10
Value: 4.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.25/10
Price: $4.99

Overall GrubGrade: 4.75/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 850
Total Fat - 57 grams
Saturated Fat - 21 grams
Carbs - 47 grams
Sodium - 1160 milligrams
Sugar - 9 grams
Protein - 32 grams

15 comments on “Review: Four Cheese Whopper from Burger King

  1. MP says:

    Another scathing (but justified) Burger King review. I don’t think I’d want cold unmelted cheese on my Whopper. Original Whoppers here are $3.50. Yesterday I made a comment that I use BOGO coupons on Whoppers & noticed those don’t count towards specialty Whoppers like these. I noticed the cheese is almost as thick as the patty. I like the idea of more cheese but not at that price.

  2. BigBelly says:

    clearly this would have benefited from being “stuffed” with cheese also, and perhaps a “cheesey bun”
    hey, at least they didn’t leave them stem on the tomato… :/

  3. Mike S says:

    Tis the cheesin my friend. If not now then when, ya know?

    I’ll see myself out.

  4. Justin ST says:

    I went to order an A1 Burger from Burger King the other day, and just laughed in their face when they told me it was $6.00. Whoever is running the company is a clown.

  5. Robert says:

    The Whopper really was, I think, the perfect fast food burger for ages. But it doesn’t work now. The bun isn’t as soft and the meat’s too small (and often not frame-broiled anywhere near when you order it). It makes me sad because a great Whopper used to be such a staple — and they were occasionally 99 cents! Now, add that to the fact that McDonald’s got rid of their Angus burgers (didn’t everyone here hate them too? yeah, they’re miles ahead of any quarter pounder) the only major burger chain with a consistently quality burger is Wendy’s.

    BTW for those of you that don’t like the “new” Wendy’s burgers, try them without pickles. There’s an odd fake-butter flavor (might be in the bun?) that the pickles really accentuate.

  6. Alex K. says:

    That cheese to meat ratio is ridiculous… should have just advertised this as a double or triple Whopper and left it at that.

    Burger King disappointing again…? Well, imagine that. Sigh.

  7. Jonathan Wayne says:

    This sandwich is a hot mess, just like Burger King.

  8. Sascha says:

    $4.99 for this contraption? I paid $5.49 recently for the A1 Whopper, and that was a double, and included bacon. It was a good value and a good product. No way this will ever be ordered. I’d rather get two Italian Chickens for that price.

  9. edh says:

    I don’t consider Burger King anymore they are just a business that seems to hang around but nobody goes there. They are like Radio Shack, Sears and Kmart.

    • Raiders757 says:

      Hilariously sad, and so true in more ways than I have time to type/say.

      I miss the original “real” Whopper, and the good ol’ nerdy version of Radio Shack even more.

  10. Bill says:

    I actually thought I got some ghetto version of this sandwich. Judging by your description, it was exactly what I received. I actually called BY to complain to them about how what I got was a Whopper with cold grated cheese on it and some sort of cheesewhiz sauce. Looks like the store was not at fault. WTF came up with this?

  11. DP says:

    Ordered one tonight. Nowhere in their advertising does is say or show that it is a REGULAR Whopper w/Cheese with some NASTY cheese sauce. I was totally expecting 4 different slices of cheese and not the NASTY CHEESE SAUCE. Besides that it was the worst made sandwich I have ever gotten from a Burger King. I took it back and they replaced it with a Double Whopper w/ Cheese, a much better sandwich by far.

  12. jacob says:

    Overall one of the worst, if not the worst, fast food hamburger Ive ever had. Four cheese my ass, I honestly think they just poured on nacho cheese as that’s what it tasted like. I couldn’t finish it it was that nasty. Stay away

  13. Topher Riddle says:

    I tried this a while back during a lunch visit to BK. I saw the poster in the window and I was excited to try it as I’m a big fan of cheese, but I did not like this burger. I thought the one I got was just poorly made, but this review and these comments make me think that it’s the standard for this burger. I expected all of the cheese to be hot and melty, but the shredded cheese on top was cold and solid which tells me that the patty wasn’t hot enough to melt the shredded cheese. The result was an odd lump of cold cheese in each bite which made the entire burger feel cold like the whole thing had come straight out of a fridge.

  14. Joseph F Benamati says:

    What happened to the quality of the Whopper? It used to be my favorite take out burger. The last couple I have had were lousy. One order of two were nuked so bad, the lettuce was like chewing paper and the tomato was mushy. It was a take out so we couldn’t even complain to the management. Quit nuking the entire sandwich.

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