Every couple of weeks I grab some coffee with a neighbor of mine to catch up on our mutual worlds and we either hit the local Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds or Burger King since each of them offers up a tasty breakfast menu. I’m a big fan of the Sausage and Egg Burrito or the McMuffin (but I don’t indulge in them as much anymore since they don’t work off of me as fast as they used to). Yesterday my friend had coupons for Burger King and they had a brand-new breakfast platter. The price was fantastic from the coupon so why not give it a try. My photo is of the exact item but you cannot really see the cup of coffee that was also a part of the deal.
As you can see, the Burger King “Ultimate Breakfast Platter” has all of this stuff on the plate. There are scrambled eggs, Hash Browns, sausage, a warm baked croissant and three fluffy pancakes drizzled which you can add butter and syrup to. If you think that this sounds like a lot of food well it is. Technically speaking you can assemble the eggs and sausage onto the croissant for ease of eating it all but I didn’t do that with this go round. I do love the hash browns that BK serves up since they remind me of tater tots and are easily dipped into the little ketchup cups. I should point out that there were a few more of them than you see in the photo but I was rather hungry that morning and ate a bunch before I realized that I should snap a photo to use in this foodie blog post. With this order would also be my very first time trying their pancakes and they were very tasty as well.
This can be compared to the McDonald’s “Big Breakfast” but it does seem to give you more for the money. Never a bad thing. From the look of the morning menu, it appears that BK is adventuring into breakfast a little more and offering up some interesting items. There is a giant burrito of some kind but it was not what I had a coupon for and it was pricey without one. This was a proper choice but will leave you full so a little extra walking is encouraged afterward.
Yesterday was the Fourth of July and oddly enough I had not known of a single BBQ being held by any of my friends that didn’t require some lengthy traveling to participate in. I’ll admit that it didn’t bother me all too much but the pang in my inner core was craving a good old hot dog since its one of the days main dining fare’s after all so now what to do. I decided to do a quick walk of my area and as I passed the nearby Burger King franchise I noticed a sign for their grilled dogs and that for a limited time they were only $.79 – Since I had wanted to try these for Foodspotting purposes, it worked out perfectly. Below are the two dogs that I snagged.
Of the two variations that they sell here, “The Classic Grilled Dog” was the one on sale and this consists of a grilled beef hot dog in a bun topped with ketchup, mustard, relish, and chopped onions. Onions that are raw and chopped really get to my stomach these days so I avoid them at all costs which left me only with the relish. I don’t normally like ketchup on my hot dogs but for this “taste test” I left it alone to get as close to the full experience that I could. By the way this offering is normally priced at $1.99 each. So how are they? Well, to be honest they are just okay at best but they did serve the quick hunger pang and need for a hot dog type dish for the day. They reminded me of the Ballpark franks more than an Oscar Meyer brand or a Sabrett hot dog when it came down to it and the amount of relish and other condiments was not overpowering. As a quick nosh I give this an a-okay but would surely prefer a Nathans Famous hot dog to this one if I had the choice. I’m not sure I would pay $2 for a single one and hope that BK decides to keep this sort of pricing going forward to keep moving product. Since this is a burger joint, there are NOT a lot of people coming in looking for hot dogs.
It’s fun to share stuff like this with you on occasion and I’ll try to get similar stuff online to make our Food and Drink area a lot more populated. Sadly, I missed out on the “Whopperito” but the idea of a Whopper sandwich being served up as a burrito didn’t seem too appetizing to me. Closing up remember to do some exercise after offerings like this since they can tack on the pounds if you are not careful. Until next time.
Foodies around the realm are having a Mac attack at the sad news that Jim Delligatti, the creator of the famous McDonald’s hamburger the Big Mac, has passed away. He was 98 and will forever be known for this incredible fast food burger. In honor of his passing, I paid a visit to my local franchise and ordered up a couple of them and a small fries. They were two for $6 in my neighborhood so I figured the indulgence would be worked off with all of the walking coming up in the next few days. I don’t eat these all that much nowadays despite loving the occasional hamburger at various pubs and clubs that I venture into for my PiercingMetal.com forays. Its a perfect blend of two whole beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Did you know there was actually a jingle for this way back in the day? There was. We even had a giant Big Mac as the policeman of a place called McDonaldland which many of you readers are far too young to remember but it was surely fun. Funnier still was that action figures existed of these characters and while I had them they have been long lost to the sands of time. They’re worth lots of money now too as well.
The history of the hamburger known as the Big Mac was quite interesting to read and you can learn about the famous hamburger on its Wikipedia entry below. Goodnight Mr. Delligatti, thanks for your creation and for increasing my waistline a little bit over the years. May you Rest In Peace.