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Burger King Corporation

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Burger King's 'Big King' is Nothing Like a McDonald's Big Mac

    That Burger King expects us to see their new double-decker "Big King" sandwich as some kind of NEW menu item is a little insulting. I don't even eat Big Macs, and I knew this was a straight copycat before I took the first bite. Here is the sandwich description from the Burger King website: Our new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Houston Mayoral Candidates Talk Food Trucks, Their Go-To Lunch Spots, and Cooking At Home

    In one of the great election movies of our time, Wag the Dog, CIA agent Mr. Young gives some helpful advice about food: "There are two things I know to be true. There's no difference between good flan and bad flan, and there is no war." OK, maybe it was more about war than food. And there's definit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Burger King Chicken Strips Aspire to 'Buffalo' Status

    "Buffalo chicken" has a pretty specific meaning for those of us who grew up in Western New York, so when a food item is billed as "Buffalo" flavored we have to anticipate the worst. (Unless the food item is actually being consumed in, or adjacent to, the city of Buffalo.) At first glance, a Buffal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Top 5 New Fast Food Menu Items You Should Try

    Crazy concoctions and brand new menu items seem to be popping up in just about every fast food restaurant these days. Throughout the summer, many quick-service chains introduced new items in hopes of luring customers. After last week's announcement of several new menu items, we decided to put togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Burger King Offers Delivery Service To Houston Area

    How many times have you thought, "I'm in the mood for a Whopper but I don't want to drive all the way to Burger King?" Probably not that often. But in case you have -- Burger King to the rescue. Last week, Burger King announced its installment of a Burger King delivery service that started in Chica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Burger King Takes a Swing at "Healthy" Turkey, Veggie Burgers

    "Being lazy" and "eating healthy" do not exactly go together like peanut butter and jelly. So imagine my excitement when I saw Burger King advertising both a turkey and a veggie burger. Huzzah! I can exert zero effort and enjoy healthy-ish fast food? Sounds too good to be true!* I'm not one of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Healthy Fast Food Menu Items Can Lure and Deceive Consumers

    If you're on a diet, or are at least trying to eat healthier, you probably don't frequent fast food restaurants throughout the day. A typical fast food menu isn't full of healthy and nutritious items. However, a few fast food chains recently began to add lighter options to menus, due in part to a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Do These Logos Look Familiar? 6 Brands With Variant Names

    Whether it's for legal purposes, local recognition or because pancakes are just damn tasty-sounding, check out these brands that may have a different name depending on where you find them:

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked: The Best Responses Across Twitter

    Starting around 11 a.m. yesterday morning, a merry prankster "hacked" Burger King's Twitter account and began posting status updates in a style which Gizmodo writer Sam Biddle described as "a combination of McDonald's and amphetamine addict." Read the first fake Tweet from the Burger King account: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Burger King Italian Chicken Sandwich: Chicken Parm On-the-Go

    Chicken parmesan has never been my favorite dish mostly because I find that -- unlike sex or pizza -- when done poorly, it's really no good at all. As a result, I never order chicken parm at an Italian restaurant because I am almost always disappointed. I know where to get great chicken parm (variou ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    How Does Your Garden Salad Grow? Ranking 7 Fast Food Salads from Best to Worst

    Since I've made a New Year's resolution -- along with half of America, as with every year -- to eat healthier, I've been investigating fast food salads every now and then as a quick lunch option. I'm not one of those for whom eating salads is a penalty, however: I love a good salad, the crunch of go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Fast Times: CDE (Christmas Dessert Edition)

    We're packing our bags and checking 'em twice (once on United, then again on Alaska Airlines) which means we aren't doing an awful lot of Christmas cooking or baking at our house. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, myself, but this time of year I really start craving desserts -- something about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    5 Fast Food "Secret Menu" Items: Sides Edition

    Remember the McGangbang? Yeah, we brought it up again -- sorry! But it got us thinking: Surely there have to be other "secret menu" items lurking out there, just waiting to be discovered. And because we live in a sick, sick world, there are. So we dug them up for you, because we're just as sick. Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    5 Fast Food "Secret Menu" Burgers You Probably Shouldn't Try

    Remember the McGangbang? Yeah, sorry...We're sorry we brought it up again, too. But it got us thinking: Surely there have to be other "secret menu" items lurking out there, just waiting to be discovered. And because we live in a sick, sick world, there are. So we dug them up for you, because we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? French Toast Dumplings

    When I was in elementary school, my dad took me to Burger King every once in a while to get the delicious miniature French Toast Sticks. Being able to dunk the scrumptious bite-size French Toast Sticks into the package of maple syrup always made my day. So, when I came across these breakfast pillow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    My Personal Boycott on Burger King Bacon Sundaes

    I like bacon, but I'm not one of those crazy "bacon on everything, please" people. I got a big kick out of the article our own Katharine Shilcutt wrote this past January, about "The Bacon Backlash," complete with a list of things that bacon does not make better. (Surprise! The list includes ice crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Five Fast Food Chicken Dishes We Want Back (Immediately)

    We've already taken a look at the Discontinued Snack Foods that we want back on the shelves, like O'boisies Potato Chips and those creepy little Giggles cookies. Now its time to take a stand and demand that a few fast foods make their way back to the menu board, our hearts, and our guts. And we're s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Burger King, Chaat and Bronies

    You know the Health Department Roundup is going to be a little dull when the only place that earned a citation was a Burger King, and half of the places inspected were schools. (We're going to say that works about once a year.) Instead of exciting closures and tickets, of which there were none, here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Clueless -- Not Old -- People Writing on a Restaurant's Facebook Page

    Tumblr has given us some great food-related bits of fascination recently. Locally, it's home to Fat City Houston, which keeps our 100 Favorite Dishes list honest. Nationally, it's given us gems like Fuck You, Yelper, showcasing frenzied Yelp reviews as beat-style poetry. This week, it's Old People ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Burger King: The Prince of Ad Campaigns

    Burger King recently announced a new ad campaign supporting the chain's "Fresh Offers" menu items. The ads feature celebrity spokespeople ordering off of the new, supposedly fresher and healthier menu. One of the ads featuring Mary J. Blige singing about fried chicken was quickly pulled because so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Dirty, Guilty Little Pleasures

    After eating somewhere in the ball park of 12 Robin's Eggs today, with my stomach getting that sour, sickly feeling from too much sugar, I realized a few things: First: There's a little fat kid living inside of me. And second: I came to grips with the fact that I, like everyone else on this strange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Wendy's Tops Burger King as No. 2 Burger Chain in America; BK Fans Furious

    Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time in 43 years, Wendy's had bested Burger King to become the No. 2 burger chain in America (behind perennial No. 1, McDonald's) based on sales alone. The Wall Street Journal reported that "Wendy's had sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Fast Times: Fork in the Road at Montrose H-E-B

    I'm small but I have a big appetite, so I will admit that this week's Fast Times was basically eaten as an appetizer for the dinner we were heading home to make. I have a terrible habit of going to the grocery store hungry, and it got the best of me this time. My husband and I are now regulars at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Fast Times: Burger King BK Chef's Choice Burger

    When it comes to the Burger King BK Chef's Choice Burger ($5) there's good news, and there's bad news. The good news is that it's exactly what the advertised description promises: 5.5 ounces of burger patty (USDA-certified ground chuck!) seasoned with salt and pepper, American cheese, naturally-smok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Fast Times: Burger King California WHOPPER®

    Christina UticoneFlame broiled burgers? Now that's a whopper.​When I saw the commercial for the new Burger King California WHOPPER I thought: "Hey, I like guacamole! And hey, I think I used to like WHOPPERS, too!" And since my last experience at Burger King had been so surprisingly positive, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    The Brazilian Burger: Bedlam on a Bun

    Photo by Troy FieldsPotato sticks, corn and peas are vital ingredients in any X-Tudo burger.​In this week's cafe review, we spotlight Friends Pizzeria, a little Brazilian restaurant that -- despite its name -- specializes in Brazilian burgers and hot dogs just as much as it does in pizza. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Fast Times: Breakfast at Burger King Surprises

    Christina UticoneBurger King breakfast buffet for $4.21.​As I was pulling into Burger King on Kirby I noticed the McDonald's across the street. My husband had requested a McMuffin, but since I was in a hurry and already approaching the BK drive-through, I decided to stick with BK. When I pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Health Department Roundup: Fast Times

    "Islands made of cheese / And a sushi bar / Health inspectors say / That there's nothin' wrong..."​Fast food can be hard to resist. It's just so convenient and satisfyingly self-destructive. Plus, corporations put chemicals in that stuff to give you physical cravings for their processed crap. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    The Seven Ages Of Britney Spears: A Poem

    By William Shakespeare and Craig Hlavaty ​All the world's a stage, even things like MTV and stuff. And all the men and women merely players, even Fred Durst and that one chick from that one show that we forgot the name of. She had long hair probably. They have their exits and entrances, like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Who Are You? Songs Commonly Attributed To The Wrong Artists

    ​Last week, after the tragic, alcohol-fueled passing of Jackass hero Ryan Dunn, Rocks Off at Taco Cabana wearing a promotional shirt for The Hangover II that we stole borrowed from the office here at the Press. As we were loading our hands with condiment containers, a guy came up to us and sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    What's with All the Fast Food Freak-Outs?

    The now-infamous BK Brawler.​You've probably already seen the now-infamous footage of 31-year-old bikini-clad Kimesa Smith (dubbed "The BK Brawler") leaping up on the counter and completely obliterating the interior of a Panama City Beach Burger King over a slow-coming Whopper Jr. and fries, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Fruitcake and 4 Other Foods with a Bad Reputation

    jeleneDiscouraged by its bad reputation: the fruitcake. ​How does a food item get a bad reputation? Does it cut class to smoke with trans-fats in the parking lot? Sleep around with carbohydrates? Often it's an association with a particular era in history or social class that gets a food placed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top 10 Fallen Fast Food Items

    Much has been made in the past few weeks about the McRib, McDonald's exalted ground pork and barbecue sauce wonder. You may remember it first hitting America's mouths in the early '80s, not selling extremely well, and only coming back every now and then. It returned briefly in 1994 as the "Brontos ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Loko Oh No

    Testing the new fad drink

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Four Loko: We Investigate Just How Bad It Is (UPDATED With Morning-After Reflections)

    Science!!!!​The latest bit of juvenile delinquency that has the authorities up in arms is Four Loko, a powerful caffeinated beer that's sending kids to hospitals.The "powerful" part -- 12 percent alcohol in a 24-ounce can -- gets you wasted, and the "caffeinated" part keeps you up instead of passi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Top 5 Worst Fast Food Commercials

    Fast food commercials are often complete head scratchers, reaching new levels of stupidity and crudeness. Here are five fairly recent offenders. 5. Taco Bell's Shrimp Blogger When's the last time you've seen a non-annoying Taco Bell ad? You haven't, they don't exist. This one is borderline rece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Breakfast at Whole Foods

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Creamy, delicious cheese grits on a breakfast buffet? From Whole Foods, no less? The answer is a resounding YES. The grocery store at 2955 Kirby already has my favorite salad bar in town (who else offers things like spelt and no-oil balsamic vinaigrette so good it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The Bowling Alley Burger

    ​We seem to have an affinity for truck-stop fried chicken, convenience-store hot dogs and bowling alley burgers. On a recent late-night trip to Palace Lanes on Bellaire, we fancied a cheeseburger from the "snack bar." It's the same thing with airport bars - we're attracted to these places like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Funnel Cake Sticks at Burger King

    Photo by the impulsive buy​We never fall prey to fast food commercials and their new twists on old dishes, but...we saw the ad for funnel cake sticks at Burger King, and our munchie-having stoner inner child awoke inside us. We just had to have them. We know, we know...What can we say, you can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Whataburger Retires the A1 Thick & Hearty Burger (For Good?)

    Courtesy of Whataburger​ But before they do, they've created a microsite, A1SupportGroup.com, for fans sure to mourn the loss come December 21. Harking back to Burger King's Subservient Chicken, A1SupportGroup.com offers all the support you'll need to get through the less saucy times ahead - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Mexico Protests Tex-Mex Commercial

    The Mexican ambassador to Spain has written a letter to Burger King objecting to a new ad campaign for the "Texican Whopper." The print ads and commercials, which appear only in Europe, feature an unlikely pair of roommates--a tall cowboy who travels by horse and short Mexican who answers the fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Burger King Pulls Little Spicy Mexican Ads

    Burger King has announced that it will withdraw its European advertising campaign for the Texican Whopper out of respect for the Mexican culture. The Mexican ambassador to Spain wrote a letter to the company complaining about the campaign, which features a tall Texas cowboy and a short Mexican wrest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    This Damn "Angry Whopper" Could Be a Damn Sight Angrier, Damn It

    You ever get the feeling that sometimes corporations go about product development backwards? That they begin with an abstract idea, and then reverse engineer the idea until they find a product they can sell to us? Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Angry Whopper from Burger King. The only burge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Burger King Urges You to Abandon Your Friends for Whoppers

    I have to say, I wish Burger King's food was better. Because their marketing department is evidently full of interesting people who, unlike other companies who balk at any controversy whatsoever, simply do not care whose feelings get hurt. Burger King has announced the implementation of the Whopp ... More >>

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    A Guide to Being Cool

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