Da King

It’s been a while since I talked about burgers, hasn’t it? Luckily for me, and really unlucky for my body Burger King just came out with a brand new burger. The Sourdough King.

I know that I’m supposed to be eating healthier and honestly, I have been, but the Sourdough Jack from Jack in the Box is one of my all-time favorite burgers so how could I not try Burger King’s version? The answer, of course, is with self-discipline but it’s far too late for that now. I’ll go back to eating salads and vegetables today. Saturday though?It was all about this ridiculous burger.


Just look at it. How glorious. Of course, that’s not how it actually looked when I ordered it, but that’s the nature of the game.

The Sourdough King contains two 1/4 pound patties, American cheese, about as much bacon as the Baconater, onions (if you’re so inclined, I am not), and Burger King’s signature creamy sauce, which I thought tasted a lot like Big Mac sauce. Oh yeah, and it’s got a sourdough bun instead of the normal one. duh.

Enough about that you want to know if it’s any good. Yeah, it is. I won’t lie this burger is stupid delicious, not like cracking my top 5 favorite burgers but pretty solid stuff from a fast food joint. The sourdough bun it’s named for is also a welcome addition, but in fairness I’m a sucker for sourdough bread so that was going to be a given. My biggest complaint about the Sourdough King is actually that it has too much meat. It’s weird to type things like that out, feels unnatural. It’s 100% true though when I ate this burger the only thing I could really taste was the beef, so BK either needs to dial it back with the patties just a bit or consider more sauce so that I can feel just a little less like a savage as I chow down on this thing.

Actually, hold up I have another complaint. It’s too pricey. 5.99 for a burger from Burger King is like a lot, at least here in Provo it is. I know back in Canada paying 6 bucks for a burger sounds pretty ok, but here I can’t say I’m a fan. For the price of one Sourdough King, I could get 4 value menu cheeseburgers, a small fry, and a drink instead. (Don’t ask me how I know that I’ve put those days behind me.) So while the Sourdough King is a pretty tasty burger I just don’t feel like I’m getting fair value for my dollar on it. A double-double from In-N-Out is just 3.65 and it’s better than this, although there is never the misery of waiting in line for 30 minutes at Burger King so pros and cons ya know?

Anyways that’s what I think about Burger King’s new burger. Later.