Burger King Corporation is the second largest fast-food chain in the United States, trailing only McDonald's. The company franchises more than 10,400 restaurants and owns about 1,000 for a chainwide total exceeding 11,455, with locations in all 50 states and 56 countries. The company serves 15.7 million customers each day and over 2.4 billion Burger King hamburgers are sold each year across the globe.

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Chicken Fries Are Back

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Burger King New Item: 



  • Chicken Fries, thin strips of breaded, fried white-meat chicken, shaped like French fries for dipping in choice of barbecue, honey mustard, ranch, zesty, Buffalo or sweet-and-sour sauces, originally introduced in 2005. Recommended price, $2.89

Availability: At participating restaurants while supplies last.

If you've ever wondered why Burger King, McDonald's and KFC consistently "bring back" shelved menu items (respectively, Chicken Fries, McRib/Shamrock Shake, the Double Down "sandwich") for a limited time, the key reason is simple: Quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) need to give Joe Consumer—who tires of the same old menu items all the time—a buzzy/fun reason to start patronizing their locations again.

Marketing the return of such menu items via social media is practically a no-brainer. For instance, since launching #chickenfriesareback on Monday, Burger King has averaged 380 tweets a minute while garnering 150,000 total social media mentions in the campaign's first 72 hours, according to Eric Hirschhorn, CMO of the Miami-Dade County, Fla.-based company.

"Over time, people forget what it is you have in the restaurant," he said, explaining the "bring back" strategy employed by so many QSRs. "So you bring things back for a period of time, and then you make business decisions based on that."

Angry Whopper



ANGRY WHOPPER
Burger King Copycat Recipe

hamburger patty
cooked bacon
pepper jack cheese
iceberg lettuce
spicy onion petals (recipe below)
sliced tomato
jalapeno slices
Angry Whopper Sauce (recipe below)
toasted, sesame seed bun

Preheat a barbecue grill on high. Toast both halves of the bun, face down, in a hot skillet. Set aside. Form the beef into a thin patty slightly larger than the bun. Lightly salt the hamburger patty and cook on the barbecue grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Build the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up: bottom bun, hamburger patty, Pepper Jack cheese, jalapenos, bacon, Angry Whopper sauce, onion petals, tomatoes, lettuce, top bun.

Angry Whopper Sauce
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Frank’s Hot Sauce
2 teaspoons real mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Onion Petals
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 medium onion

Beat egg and combine it with milk in a bowl large enough to hold the onion; set aside.

In another bowl, combine flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, and cumin; set aside.

Cut about 3⁄4 to 1-inch off of the top and bottom of the onion, remove skin. Using a large, sharp knife, slice down the center of the onion about 3⁄4 of the way down, until you have 16 sections. Go back and cut all the way through.

Dip the onion petals in the milk mixture, and then coat well with the flour mixture.  Once you have coated all of the petals well, dip it into the milk and into the flour mixture again. Place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes while preheating the oil.

Preheat the oil to 350 degrees.  Fry the petals in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil and let drain on paper towels.



International Chicken Sandwiches



Once upon a time, Burger King introduced an International Menu, meaning it offered Italian, French and American versions of a chicken sandwich.

  • Italian Chicken Sandwich, the chain's regular oblong chicken patty topped with sweet marinara and processed mozzarella cheese. 
  • French Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich, which was the same patty topped with sliced ham, Swiss cheese and mayonnaise.
  • American Chicken Sandwich version was topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

Steakhouse Burgers




Remember when all the fast food burger joints were touting premium burgers. The BK XT Steakhouse Burgers were created in 2013 to compete with McDonald’s line of Angus Burgers.The BK patties were 30% larger than the McD’s Angus Burgers.


Steakhouse XT Burger: “The Steakhouse XT™ burger is all about an extra thick, seasoned beef patty topped with crisp lettuce, red-ripe tomatoes, onions, ketchup, and creamy mayo. 

A.1. Steakhouse XT Burger: An extra-thick flame broiled 7 oouce beef patty topped with mayo, crispy onions, A.1.® Thick & Hearty Steak Sauce, plus American cheese, lettuce and red-ripe tomatoes. 

Smokey Cheddar Steakhouse XT Burger: BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and bacon as it’s main players.

Stuffed Burgers




Burger King first introduced Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Steakhouse Burger in 2011 as a limited time only item at participating restaurants. The Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger is part of the new 2013 summer menu . Both burgers are served on an artesan bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and onion rings. Since you are making these at home you can customize them according to your liking.


I bought this gadget in the as seen on TV section at Walmart last month and have been playing around with different fillings.  You have to precook any vegetable or meat that you want to put inside.
It's a lot of work to make them. I found that if you freeze them first they cook up better. These burgers are huge and take about 15 minutes on a George Foreman grill which is definitely the best way to cook them.


Whiplash Whopper

After hundreds of reviews on fast food products, it’s a little shocking that the Burger King Whopper has never been featured in a review.  A new version of the Whopper burger on the market is enough to get me to shell out some money for a purchase.  A Whopper purchase is rare for me, but I was eager to give the newWhiplash Whopper a taste.  Maybe the Iron Man 2 tie-in has got me hooked or the fact that this burger has crispy red peppers…whatever the case, I bought the burger and here are my impressions.

The Whiplash Whopper featured your standard Whopper beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, a spicy dressing, crispy fried onions red peppers and Pepper jack cheese on a sesame seed bun.  

Pizza Burger



PIZZA BURGER

Burger King’s Pizza Burger debuted in September, 2010 at its Whopper Bar restaurant in New York. The megaburger featured a 9 1/2 inch bun and four patties, cut into slices like pizza. It was topped with pepperoni, mozzarella, marinara and Tuscan sauce. The company said the burger is intended to be shared, but there are doubtlessly a large number of individuals – not to mention large individuals – who relish the challenge of downing the whole thing on their own.


Seasonal Holiday Treats


Burger King had these new seasonal holiday gingerbread treats available for a limited time during the 2013 Christmas season.


  • The Gingerbread Shake made with creamy vanilla soft ice cream, topped with crispy gingersnap cookie crumbles and finished with a swirl of sweet gingerbread sauce.

  • The Gingerbread Cookie Shake, vanilla soft serve ice cream with gingerbread syrup, whipped toppings and crumbled gingersnaps.





Chicken and Waffle Sandwich Bombs


Burger King tested a Chicken & Waffle Sandwich regionally in the Northeast back in early 2014. It featured a split waffle filled with the same chicken used in the chain’s Original Chicken Sandwich — was added to the menu priced at $2.29. The Chicken and Waffles test didn't go so well and disappeared very quickly. The online reviews were horrible.

If I were going to try to make to these at home I would grab some frozen Eggo Waffles and get some ready to eat breaded chicken tenders from the deli at Walmart.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette



APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE
Burger King Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 Cup

1/2 teaspoon spiced cider apple flavor drink mix powder (sugar free)
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Add ingredients to a small mixing bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Banana Julius



BANANA JULIUS
Orange Julius Copycat Recipe

1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
2 ripe bananas
3 cups ice

Blend everything but the ice for 10-15 seconds. Add in the ice and blend until smooth.

Salads


Burger King's new menu has a purpose. Last year, Wendy's surpassed Burger King to become the second best selling burger chain in the United States. It was close: Wendy's had $8.5 billion in sales, while Burger King had $8.4 billion. (Both were miles behind No. 1 McDonald's, at $34 billion). In an effort to regain the No. 2 slot,  the chain has undergone a massive makeover, complete with Burger King new menu items, decor, and employee uniforms.



Burger King first unveiled salads in 2002, but the nation’s third-largest burger chain has long lagged behind McDonald’s and Wendy's in the salad game. Now the company is trying to make big changes, including three new “Garden Fresh” salad offerings. The Burger King new menu includes:
  • Chicken, Apple, and Cranberry Salad  
  • Chicken BLT Salad  
  • Chicken Caesar Salad    

All of the salads come with your choice of grilled or breaded chicken.




The Chicken, Apple Cranberry Salad has seven premium lettuces, crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, and crumbly blue cheese. Served with a Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette.

APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE
Burger King Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 Cup

1/2 teaspoon instant apple cider drink mix (sugar-free)
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Add ingredients to a small mixing bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.




Chicken BLT Salad  has even premium lettuces, including romaine, spring mix and iceberg, and is garnished smoked bacon, tomatoes, red onions, and a three cheeses. Served with an Avocado Ranch Dressing.

AVOCADO RANCH DRESSING
Burger King Copycat Recipe


1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 ripe avocado

Blend the ranch dressing and the peeled and pitted avocado until smooth. Serve over salad.



Chicken Caesar Salad  has romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, Parmesan croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese. Served with a Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette.

CITRUS CAESAR VINAIGRETTE
Burger King Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 Cup

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons anchovy paste
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 clove garlic, minced


Combine all the ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid.  Cover and shake to blend. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.



Blueberry Biscuits



These little nuggets appeared on the menu at Burger King in late 2010.  Not sure how long they stayed there but most of the reviews were pretty bad.  You got 4 mini biscuits and a vanilla dipping sauce for a dollar.  We can do much better by making them at home with this copycat recipe.

BLUEBERRY BISCUITS
Burger King Copycat Recipe

Makes about 1 1/2 Dozen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon peel
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
2/4 cup unthawed frozen blueberries (keep frozen right up until adding to dough)

Mix 2 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, salt, and soda in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix egg and buttermilk then stir into the flour mixture. Stir in the frozen blueberries.

Sprinkle remaining flour on the countertop. Scrape dough out onto the flour; flour fingers and gently knead 6 or 7 times, just until dough begins to hold together. Pat dough into a rectangle or round 1/2-inch thick. Cut out rounds with a floured 2-inch cutter or glass. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in center of a preheated 400° oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Donut Holes


Donut Holes just appeared on the menu at Burger King as a complement to the new coffee items in the summer 2013.

DONUT HOLES
Burger King Copycat Recipe

Makes about 3 Dozen


1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
oil for deep-fat frying


In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk and butter. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, five or six at a time, into oil. Fry until browned, about 1-2 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels.



GLAZE


1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar

Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm. Sift confectioners' sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, 1 at a time, and set on a draining rack placed in a half sheet pan for 5 minutes before serving.








Specialty Coffee Menu


The new coffee menu at Burger King includes an extensive line of 10 new great-tasting beverages custom-blended:

Brewed Smooth Roast Coffee - The 100 percent Latin American arab ica blend from Seattle’s Best Coffee is designed specifically with BK® guests in mind and delivers a smooth, balanced cup of brewed coffee that pairs perfectly with both sweet and savory menu items. Also available in decaf.

Smooth Roast Iced Coffee -The new refreshing iced coffee now available in four flavorful varieties:
  • Plain
  • Vanilla
  • Mocha
  • Caramel

Lattés - 100 percent Latin American arab ica espresso from Seattle’s Best Coffee is the base for this indulgent coffeehouse latté. Available in:
  • Plain
  • Vanilla
  • Mocha 
  • Caramel