By Mike Thayer
I recently wrote about what to look forward to in 2019 from fast food. Trending, are smokehouse/steakhouse style burgers and sandwiches and the meat of the year is predicted to be brisket.
Consumers are clamoring for something more, creations beyond the ordinary realm of classic burger and sandwich flavors. People want smokey, they desire more than just ketchup and mustard, folks are calling for cheeses with deeper flavors and buns with a little more tease than run-of-the-mill sesame seeds. And it's no different when it comes to other meat on bread options, a.k.a., pizza, consumers are looking for more, something beyond the traditional flavors.
So today I went to Burger King wanting to try their Rodeo King Burger. Here's the description from their website: The RODEO® KING™ Sandwich features two savory flame-grilled beef patties totaling more than ½ lb.* of beef, topped with 3 half-strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, our signature crispy onion rings, tangy BBQ sauce, American cheese and creamy mayonnaise all on our sesame seed bun. Here's the promo pick for the sandwich:
But this is what I got in my to-go order:
Do you see any cheese? How about a second patty? Is there any bacon?
Nope, nope and nope..... No cheese, no second patty, no bacon.
I've become a bit tainted against Burger King in recent times and this is yet another reason why. The service is in decline, their restaurants I've visited in my neck of the woods don't seem to be properly run. I wanted a Rodeo King Burger, and look at what I got. So how did the burger I got taste? The patty was nicely char-broiled, the BBQ sauce was pretty standard - Burger King uses Sweet Baby Ray's - and the amount of sauce was properly portioned, not too much, not too little. It wasn't bad, but not at all what I wanted.
The Burger King visited is located at 11551 E. Kellogg Ave., Wichita, KS. 67207.
I don't recommend this restaurant, try a different Burger King if you're in Wichita.
$pend Wisely My Friends.....