Burger King

Written by on February 28, 2011 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(bk.com) – Sutherlin, Oregon

How I heard of this place: Years ago, on a road trip across country, my family stopped at Burger King for a quick bite before continuing on. I vividly remember ordering five of the Original Chicken Sandwiches, one for each member of my family, with sides of fries and drinks. While it has been years since I had eaten at BK, it was high time to relive the memories.

Type of cuisine: The new look of fast food. From times prior, when we only had the option of chicken sandwiches or beef burgers, we have moved into the fast food of the future, sharing breakfast options, salads, low-fat and kids options, as well as customized menus.

Ambiance: Even though the food options have grown since back in the early 1980s, the look and feel of the space has not. Plastic chairs and tables, plastic booths are strategically placed throughout the establishment. Floor to ceiling windows allow for views of the street from three of four sides of the venue, while the fourth leads to the counter and into the kitchen area. Windows are bedecked with posters and new menu items, special late-night hours and promotions, including free wi-fi. Fluorescent lights create a yellowed tone throughout and the sounds of radio talk can be heard as the drive-through is occupied by more patrons.

What I ordered: On this visit, I ordered the Whopper Value Meal ($5.49) with cheese, a ¼ pound of flame-fresh beef, ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy mayo, ketchup, crunchy pickles and onions on a toasted sesame seed bun. “It’s America’s Favorite Burger.” Thesmall size included fries and a 20-ounce drink, of which I chose Minute Maid lemonade. My dining companion went with the Double Whopper Value Meal ($6.69) with cheese and made it medium-sized, with a neon blue 20-ounce Powerade Mountain Blast.

What I loved: I always love the fries and today was no different. Why I loved it: Quick, efficient, you always know what you’re going to get. There are no surprises when it comes to the flavor, consistency and combination in a BK meal.

Cost: Low ($5-$7 per Value Meal)

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