In my opinion, Burger King has become the worst fast food chain in the nation. I think that most people can agree that their food has gotten worse over the years. I almost never eat there, but the few recent times that I have made the poor choice to do so have only proven my point all the more.
There are two Burger Kings in my close vicinity. Neither of them ever has more than a few customers inside. One of the two was completely rebuilt from the ground up not long ago. They demolished the old building and built a brand new restaurant. Despite that effort, there are still hardly ever any cars in the parking lot.
When the rebuilt location reopened six months ago, I went there with a friend for lunch. Sadly, the food tasted like the same low-grade stuff they were serving before. I ordered the original chicken sandwich, which in essence is an overpriced tube of processed meat, salt, and breading. I don’t understand how they can call that chicken. The average chicken nugget have more real meat in it than their original chicken sandwich does. I’ve since been back and ordered a Whopper, which had nearly no taste to it. It was oddly bland and tasteless.
As if to illustrate Burger King’s decline, soon after the new building was complete and open for business, their electronic sign at the drive-thru that displays your order stopped working. To this day, more than six months after the display broke, the sign has still not been replaced. What remains is a large glaring empty hole on the drive-thru menu. The sad display says it all. I see it as a metaphor for the entire company.
This morning was the last straw for me. I stopped by my local Burger King to pick up a sausage, egg, cheese Croissan’Wich — a product which I used to enjoy. At a cost of over $3, what I got today was a dried out breakfast sandwich that looked like it was made more than two days ago. The edges of the dried egg were a dark discolored yellow-orange. The sausage was noticeably dark and dry. When I ate it, it tasted like a mass of salt. After a few bites in, I bit into a hard rock-like pellet in the sausage. I threw the rest of it away.
Burger King is due for a complete overhaul. Until then, I’m done. I’ve decided not to eat at there anymore. These days, there are far better alternatives.