We were watching the NBA finals last night and it is possible the commercials lasted longer than the game. A couple of commercials that caught my eye were two fast food giants bacon topped burgers. Wendy’s has the ‘Baconator’ while Burger King has the ‘Bacon King’. Today we are doing a side by side taste off. May the better bacon burger win.
Luckily Wendy’s and Burger King are located right next door to each other. We bought both and I would like to say they both were freakishly fast in completing the order. They had to be pre-made or they have a device to tell them I was on the way. Here are the advertised facts about each burger.
“Thick-cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, two 1/4 lb* patties and even more bacon for a grand total of six (6) fresh-cooked, never microwaved strips. Topped off with mayo, ketchup and cheese on a premium toasted bun to hold the meaty masterpiece together.”
Cost: $5.45 with tax
Our BACON KING™ Sandwich features two ¼ lb* savory flame-grilled beef patties, topped a with hearty portion of thick-cut smoked bacon, melted American cheese and topped with ketchup and creamy mayonnaise all on a soft sesame seed bun.
Cost; $6.54 with tax
Both these burgers are very similar in cost and ingredients. Wendy’s asked me if I wanted a single or a double. I opted for the single so I am not sure if the calorie count is the same because the advertisement says two patties. The million dollar question is how did they taste and is one superior?
We have mixed results and possibly a tie in our burger battle. Ms. Goofy liked the Baconator from Wendy’s. She like the softer bun and thought the burger meat and bacon was better. I preferred the Bacon King. The bacon on the Bacon King was crisper and I thought the cheese was superior. We both agreed that both of these burgers did not look anything like the advertisements. The Wendy’s bacon seemed limp and lackluster in my opinion. The Bacon King’s bacon was crisper but bacon flavor was just not popping. Bacon was supposed to be the star of this show but only played a supporting role with the condiments making both of these burger mediocre at best. Both Wendy’s and Burger King know how to push my bacon buttons by their media blitzes. They got me to come in.