4 minutes and 28 seconds of your life that you’ll never get back.
Can you love burgers from beyond the grave? According to this story in the York Daily Record you can.
On the way to his final resting place Saturday, David S. Kime Jr.’s loved ones took a spin through the Burger King drive-through on the corner of Route 30 and Pennsylvania Avenue for one last WHOPPER JR.
The 88-year-old West York man died Jan. 20 at York Hospital.
“He always lived by his own rules,” said Linda Phiel, one of Kime’s three daughters. “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the WHOPPER JR.”
As a tribute to a man who loved fast food, Phiel’s family stopped for some burgers on the way to the cemetery. Mourners followed the hearse carrying Kime’s flag-draped casket through the drive-thru. Each got a WHOPPER JR.
The sandwich was among Kime’s favorites.
“He liked his WHOPPER JRs.,” said Margaret Hess, head manager of the Manchester Township Burger King. She and her staff prepared 40 of the sandwiches for the funeral procession.
Sometimes I am embarrassed to live in Maryland.
This just in from the Baltimore Sun:
A Columbia man accused of calling in fake bomb threats to a Columbia Burger King and a California church, in addition to allegedly harrassing a Laurel church, has been indicted by a Howard County grand jury.
Forrest Dimond, 54, of the 4800 block of Circling Hunter Street, faces three charges of threatening to explode a destructive device, three charges of falsely stating the location of a destructive device, and other charges, after police used cell phone records to trace his phone to the November threats.
Dimond, who was indicted last week, called the Burger King, located in the 8800 block of Centre Park Drive, three times in the span of six days, twice reporting false bomb threats.
Seriously, people! You might not think Burger King has the tastiest burgers in the world, but is that any excuse to phone them and shout “Allah Akbar! There’s a bomb in your restaurant!”?
To celebrate the 55th birthday of The Whopper, the burgers are available for 55 cents from December 6 through December 9 at participating Burger King restaurants.
So if you want to eat one then you can go and eat one.
In science class this year (Hi, Miss Webb!) we are conducting science experiments. So I decided that I would do a little experiment at home about burgers. I thought that it would be a good idea to compare several different “value” burgers from the Big Three (McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s) and so I persuaded my Dad to drive me around town & buy a bunch of sandwiches.
From Burger King, I ordered the basic Cheeseburger ($1.19) and the BK Single Stacker ($1.29). From McDonalds, I ordered the McDouble ($1.00) and the McChicken ($1.00). From Wendy’s, I ordered the Junior Hamburger ($1.37) and the Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (S1.97).
By the time we got home Dad’s car smelled like a food truck!
First, Burger King.
Burger King describes its Cheeseburger as “a signature flame-broiled beef patty topped with a simple layer of melted American cheese, crinkle cut pickles, yellow mustard, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun.”
The burger patty tasted dry and when I opened up the bun to look inside it looked kinda gray. The burger was difficult to pull apart because the cheese had completely melted. Dad says it looked like it had been microwaved. Do Burger King microwave their burgers? That would be disgusting.
I award this burger 1 out of 10 for taste and 3 out of 10 for value. It did not taste that good, but I guess for $1.19 it was a cheap snack.
BK Single Stacker
Burger King describes its Single Stacker as “one flame-broiled beef patty, one slice of melted American cheese, thick cut hardwood smoked bacon, our made to order BK® Single Stacker is smothered in zesty BK® Stacker sauce and held together by a toasted bun.”
This burger had the same problem. It was dry and gray. The cheese was melted and Dad says it was probably microwaved. (How does he know? Did he ever work at Burger King? I don’t think so!) There was a single slice of bacon inside, but it had disappeared into the melted cheese and I could hardly taste it. There was lots of cheese! Which is good, because I like cheese.
I award this burger 2 out of 10 for taste and 3 out of 10 for value. It didn’t taste great, but it was a good value snack.
(I also ordered a Raspberry smoothie from BK which helped wash down all these burgers!)
McDonalds describes its McDouble as “two 100% beef patties simply seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper, a slice of melty American cheese and topped with tangy pickles, minced onions, ketchup and mustard.”
I immediately removed the pickles. I do not like McDonalds pickles. There was too much mustard and too much ketchup on the McDouble. All I could taste at first was the sauces. The sauces should be something that add to the taste of a burger, but not something that takes over the whole taste. The patty was quite small, but do you expect for 1 dollar?
I award this burger 2 out of 10 for taste, but 5 out of 10 for value. It is not a gourmet burger, but it is good value for $1.
OK, burger fans,I realize that this is a chicken sandwich and not a burger. But sometimes it is good to try something different and for just $1 it was worth trying a chicken sandwich.
The chicken was tasty and the shredded lettuce was nice, but there was too much mayonnaise on the McChicken. Why do McDonalds have to cover everything with mountains of sauce?
I award this sandwich (not a burger!) 3 out of 10 for taste and 6 out of 10 for value. It was nice to try something different (CHICKEN!) and it is good value for just 1 dollar.
And finally, Wendy’s.
I liked the Wendy’s burger. The patty was meaty and actually tasted of beef. (My Dad says what I was tasting was salt & MSG.) There was not too much sauce and that certainly made a change! It was a little bit expensive at $1.37 and that was its biggest problem.
I award this burger 3 out of 10 for taste, but 1 out of 10 for value. It tasted better than the Burger King and McDonalds patties, but it was expensive for a “value” burger.
Junior Bacon Cheeseburger
Wendy’s basic hamburger was $1.37. Is it worth another 60-cents to get a slice of bacon, a slice of cheese and some lettuce & tomato? It was nice to have the lettuce & tomato in a basic burger, but the single slice of bacon as lost in the overall taste. There was also mayonnaise on this burger. Mayonnaise! Why do people put mayonnaise on burgers? This is not Canada. This is not France. This is America!
I award this burger 3 out of 10 for taste, but only 2 out of 10 for value. The veggies were quite nice, but I think Dad was upset he had to pay $1.97 for a “value” burger.
Out of the burgers, I think the Wendy’s Junior Bacon Cheeseburger was the tastiest because of the meaty patty and the fresh vegetables (lettuce and tomato).
The best value sandwiches were the McDouble and the McChicken. They were just $1 and that is good value for a hot snack.
The worst burgers overall were the 2 from Burger King. They were not as bad as the disgusting burger I had from Checkers in May, but they were not that great either.
According to this survey the best bargain burgers are ones that you can buy for cents per ounce.
The patties in a Big Mac are 55 cents per ounce.
The Hot n’ Juicy from Wendy’s is 43 cents per ounce.
The Whopper is 38 cents per ounce.
A cheeseburger from Five Guys is 56 cents per ounce.
A cheeseburger from In N Out is 27 cents per ounce.