Mmmm, The Burger King Steak Sandwich – I mean Yuck


I love fast food. I know that is not a popular thing to say, but my heart be damned, I love the the stuff. Its delicious, its creative in a mad scientist sort of way and it embodies our popular culture better then any 3 star meal ever could. As a connoisseur of the stuff I feel like I am in a good position to comment on what is/was good and what is horrible. For example the McRib is awesome in every way. Interesting too look at, mysterious in origin and delicious to taste. Now that is a sandwich that deserves it subcultural hype.

Yesterday I was trawling some message board and found a petition for someone who was trying to bring back the ill conceived Burger King Steak Sandwich. At first glance it sounds good, Big Burger topped with onion rings and BBQ sauce? Sign me up? But the proof is in the taste and and BK used some bad tasting BBQ sauce that did not quite mesh right with the beef and the rings would get soggy. It was a disaster.

Some might argue it was an idea that was ahead of its time and that with better fast food tech they could make this work, but remember in the early 90s when BK tried to have a sit down restaurant feel and started serving meal baskets? Well they brought back the Steak Sandwich then and it was just a big of mess. I am not sure who is more foolish. BK for trying to bring back this poor product or me for trying this again. Well, they have my money so of course its me. Over a decade later and it still tasted bad (although I kind of liked the basket concept). So what is the point of all this? I need to eat healthier and I have a commercial of course and here it is.

Look at those rings…that meat..the sauce. How can it not be good? Well fast food is a mysterious beast. A riddle, wrapped in enigma, smothered in heart failure.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Metal Misfit

    Yes… Burger King Steak Sandwich. It *does* have a nice ring to it!

    But I’m a meat & bread kinda guy, I could never go for the BBQ sauce and onions. Just add cheese & bacon and I’m happy!

  2. The Retroist

    Have you had a McRib? Absolutely heavenly. Like a BBQ on a bun without the bones. Chomp!

    I will be posting professions of my McRib love very soon.

  3. Dromedaryhump

    wait a minute. Let me get this straight.

    You didn’t like the BK steak thing…but you can actually say you ate a McRib and didn’t vomit, and worse…that a McRib is {feh} “heavenly”? Wow!! thats gotta be some nasty steak sandwich!!!

  4. The Retroist

    Yes, I thought the McRib is much tastier then the steak sandwich.

    You don’t like the McRib? Whats not to love? The weird texture – the zesty sauce?

  5. Dromedaryhump

    well..i noticed after i posted this that it was almost a year old. so the BK steak sandwich you referenced isnt the one I saw advertised on TV’s just coming out . Unless its a rerun.

    But back to the mcRib… theres something about pork painted with stripes, and covered in a sugar sauce that never much appealed to me. First (and last) time i triied it, I took one bite and offered the rest to my dog. She ate it, begrudingly. Our relationship was never the same after that.

  6. BrainGun64

    How do I love sharing a Burger King Steak Sandwich with everyone else? They had it their way, baby!

  7. Dromedaryhump

    Ok…i broke my diet and drove 23 miles (each way) to try their new steak sandwich thingy last week. Lemme say this:
    I would KILL for another one RIGHT NOW! No, seriously, I’d commit contract murder to have one delivered to me.
    Oh hell… make it TWO more.

  8. The Retroist

    I had one of their new steak sandwiches. very good. Much better then old one from this commercial. In 8 years I will be posting about this current one. Should probably just save the commercial now.

  9. Charles Burroughs

    The burgers are in the steakhouse sandwich. The old steak sandwich which was dropped in the late 1970s was a flaked and shaped steak. It was fantastic.

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