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.





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.

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.

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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Burger king had a pasta salad in the 80's, does anyone have the recipe.