While Carl's Jr. started the trend with its six dollar burger, and McDonald's has the angus burger, Burger King has wheeled in the extra thick burger. Today the smokey cheddar steakhouse XT burger was sampled.
Though the burger seems like a method for BK to compete with the other restaurant style burgers in the market, the patty didn't particularly taste like Carl's six dollar burger. It just tasted like a extra big patty, whereas Carl's patty had more depth of taste in it.The diameter isn't much larger than a normal burger. It's simply thicker and provides more volume of meat.
But the cheddar on the steakhouse did taste great. It tasted like a nice aged cheese, deep and sharp in flavor. There was also a light steak sauce taste, though it isn't well pronounced. On the other hand, if it were your garden variety strong steak sauce, it might have been overpowering to the rest of the burger.
The combo meals runs around $6.49 so it's a rather expected price for a larger menu item. Several different blogs can run the gamut of quality of burgers depending simply on location and the quality of the establishment itself. The steakhouse XT was purchased from the Burger King on the corner of Brookhurst and Edinger in Westminster, CA.
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