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A Look at Sweet Potato Fries, the Bacon Sundae, and the Rest of Burger King’s Summer BBQ Menu

Earlier this week there were rumors swirling of an entirely new line of summer items at Burger King, including the possible national rollout of the hotly anticipated Bacon Sundae.

We now have official word from Burger King that they will indeed be launching a Summer BBQ menu — putting new twists on a number of their classic items that better fit the summer BBQ season. The company is taking the opportunity to flaunt a new tagline in the process: TASTE IS KINGSM.

The customer will be the judge this summer, with new items including: Memphis Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, Carolina BBQ WHOPPER® Sandwich, Carolina BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Texas BBQ WHOPPER® Sandwich, Texas BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Frozen Classic Lemonade, Sweet Potato Fries and the Bacon Sundae.

Here’s a breakdown of the limited-time menu items, according to product descriptions straight from the BK Lounge:

Memphis Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

Inspired by the city that has made BBQ a way of life, the new Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich is sure to be a crowd pleaser! This multiple-napkins-needed sandwich combines tender pulled pork with the hickory smoky sweet flavor of Sweet Baby Ray’s® Sweet ‘n Spicy BBQ sauce, and is topped off with sliced onions and Sweet Southern dressing all on a warm, toasted artisan-style bun. (Suggested retail price starts at $3.49)

Carolina BBQ Sandwiches

  • Carolina BBQ WHOPPER® Sandwich ~ A four ounce fire-grilled burger patty made with USDA certified ground beef,  Pepper Jack cheese, thick-cut hardwood smoked bacon, fresh cut iceberg lettuce, crisp red onions and ripe tomatoes, featuring a Sweet Southern dressing,  and covered in the sweet tang of Bull’s-Eye Carolina Style BBQ sauce on a sesame seed bun (Suggested retail price of $3.99)
  • Carolina BBQ Chicken Sandwich ~ Made with your choice of TENDERGRILL® or TENDERCRISP® white meat chicken breast, Pepper Jack cheese, thick-cut hardwood smoked bacon, fresh cut iceberg lettuce, crisp red onions and ripe tomatoes, featuring a Sweet Southern dressing,  and covered in the sweet tang of Bull’s-Eye Carolina Style BBQ sauce on an artisan-style bun(Suggested retail price of $4.79)

 Texas BBQ Sandwiches

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but we’ll let you be the judge of which new Texas BBQ Sandwich at BK® captures the biggest taste. The smoky sweetness of Texas style BBQ sauce tops off your favorite fire-grilled BK® sandwiches:

  • Texas BBQ WHOPPER® Sandwich ~ A four ounce fire-grilled burger patty made with USDA certified ground beef, thick American cheese,  jalapeño slices, crisp red onion rings, ripe tomato slices and fresh cut iceberg lettuce, all topped with Bull’s-Eye Texas Style BBQ sauce on a sesame seed bun (Suggested retail price of $3.99)
  • Texas BBQ Chicken Sandwich ~ Made with your choice of TENDERGRILL®or TENDERCRISP® white meat chicken breast, thick American cheese,  jalapeño slices, crisp red onion rings, ripe tomato slices and fresh cut iceberg lettuce, all topped with Bull’s-Eye Texas Style BBQ sauce on an artisan-style bun (Suggested retail price of $4.79)

Frozen Classic Lemonade

Not your typical lemonade stand offering! The new BK® line of Frozen Lemonades blend the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Available in 12, 16 or 20 oz. servings, these fruity, frozen beverages will cool you down on the hottest of summer days. The Frozen Lemonade combines real lemon flavor with ice and water, as well as real strawberry flavor for the Frozen Strawberry Lemonade. (Suggested retail price starts at$1.99)

Sweet Potato Fries

This sweet alternative to our classic fry is the perfect combination of salty and sweet, served hot and fresh each day. Crispy on the outside with tender sweet potato on the inside, the new Sweet Potato Fries can stand alone as a great-tasting treat or become the perfect sidekick to one of our summer fire-grilled burgers! (Suggested retail price starts at $1.89)

Bacon Sundae

This limited-time soft serve dessert took Nashville, TN by storm earlier this year and is now available nationwide to satisfy every sweet tooth. The sweet and savory dessert features the rich and creamy vanilla BK® soft serve, drizzled with chocolate fudge, caramel and topped with bacon crumbles, complete with a thick-cut, hardwood smoked bacon garnish. (Suggested retail price starts at $2.49)

By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

2 replies on “A Look at Sweet Potato Fries, the Bacon Sundae, and the Rest of Burger King’s Summer BBQ Menu”

I enjoyed the memphis BBQ quite a bit, and found it to be generally authentic-tasting (for something that wasn’t actually wood smoked for 12 hours, etc).  The sweet potato fries, I thought,were really good, altho my batch was perhaps a bit too salty?  And the bacon sundae was good, esp since the bacon was so mild — basically seemed to just add some more saltiness to the caramel.  Still, all good.

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