As I mentioned yesterday, it was becoming harder and harder for me to resist the relentless advertising and on-line comments either extolling the virtues of or completely denigrating the Burger King Loaded Steakhouse Burger.
So, with lunch plans already in place for today and a full day of vacation prep tomorrow, yesterday seemed like the best time to tempt the fates and see if this burger was, in the words of one commenter obviously given to hyperbole, "the single-most disgusting piece of fast food I have ever ingested".
Apparently, Michael never had the misfortune of trying the McLean Deluxe or the McDonald's ill-advised "upscale" version of the Filet-O-Fish.
Weighing in at a decent 11.4 ounces, the Loaded Steakhouse Burger certainly packs some heft between its Kaieser-lite buns. But what do you expect when you top a burger with bacon, crunchy onion strips (not quite onion rings), and mashed potatoes.
Admittedly, the open-faced version of the sandwich shown above looks like a cross between surgery footage on TLC and something you'd have seen coming out of The Scarecrow's burlap sack mask in BATMAN BEGINS.
Forget the appearance, what's it taste like? My first bite netted me a mouthful of what tasted like mostly mashed potato chased by a shot glass full of A-1 Sauce. Unfortunately, what is usually the best part of any BK burger for me – the burger itself – is one of the weakest links in this monstrosity.
Instead of a juicy, flame-broiled patty the burger here is a dry, oversized and surprisingly thin burger with little or no taste. While I can't side with those who feel like the sandwich is gross or the worst thing they've ever eaten, it's in no way something that I'd ever go out of my way to have again.
Sadly, a C effort at best from the King's Kitchen.