BURGER KING-Whoop it up with a whopper

by Tazkia Tarannum

photos by ABDULLAH APU

The whopper meal of Burger King is synonymous to whoops of joy for burger lovers all over the world. So, when they opened up their first outlet in Bangladesh at Banani on December 9, 2016 people queued up patiently for a long time to get hold of their burgers.IMG_9608
Obviously the whopper meal is iconic to this eatery but they have so much more to offer as well. The succulent flame grilled beef patty of their symbolic burger is cosily sandwiched between freshly baked sesame buns. An ensemble of crunchy onions, red tomatoes and crispy lettuce harmoniously accompany the juicy patty and a little twist is added to it with creamy mustard and flavourful pickles. As you enjoy and look around, you see the whopper theme everywhere in this three storied outlet.
Talking about the decor anywhere in the world, Burger King offers the same feel of a casual dining place. The concept of this quick service restaurant is that, many customers can just come, grab their meal and go; which is convenient for busy students or job holders. Nonetheless, it’s also an ideal place for hanging out with friends and family. The third floor of their Banani outlet is perfect for family gathering. The digital Kid’s play zone keeps the children busy drumming feet on the projection on the floor to kill their virtual enemies while their parents can enjoy the meals in peace.
As they insist on us to have it our way, here you can easily be yourself. A burger can sometimes be a bit gooye and quite messy to devour too. However, here they want us to enjoy your meal care freely. Also you may customise your meals according to your preference. You can chuck away the veggies or ask for more mayonnaise and condiments or you may just add plenty of cheese to your already cheesy burgers. They strive to serve their customers with optimum quality of ingredients. All their ingredients meet the same high specifications set by Burger King all over the world which puts the outlets under serious scrutiny and supervision. Plus, they have an open kitchen where ensuring fresh, healthy and hygienic food tops their priority. We may tend to think since it’s an American global chain of diner, so the food here may be expensive. However, if you take the time to check out their Dhanmondi, Banani, Bashundhara or Uttara outlet you would be happy to find burgers costing you only Tk 189. As Burger King Bangladesh revealed to us, they want to promote the burger culture and offer the true taste of Burger King to all. You might be health conscious, you might be on a budget or you may even be a fussy eater but they have something for everyone.IMG_9732
If you are counting your calories you may settle for their flame grilled beef burgers or tender grilled chicken burgers. Though it says it’s a kid’s meal yet, those who struggle with portion size can easily satiate themselves with Whopper Junior meals which give you the exactly same burgers just in a smaller portion. Bored with the same old facade of burgers? Try their long chicken meals with an elongated chicken patty cushioned in long sesame buns rather than the regular round ones. The long chicken meal that comes with medium fries and a drink will cost you Tk 489.
Now those craving for fish chips in a sunny summer beach somewhere in England can console themselves to some extent by ordering their Fish n Crisp meal or burger that are served with tartar sauce on toasted buns. You can Americanise your burgers more by adding American cheese to it for only Tk 40. Their golden fries or onion rings are ideal appetisers that would be yours for Tk 99 to Tk 199. Their chips have a unique Burger King cut and recipe so it tastes different from typical chips. Their sauce, chilli sauce, piquant tangy sauce and barbeque sauces are specifically manufactured for Burger King and add perfect edge to most meals. IMG_9831
Now for desserts, they have soft serve sundaes in three different flavours of chocolate, strawberry and caramel. However, they have plans to expand their outlets as well as menu. In many countries, they serve patties in popular local flavours like the Teriyaki Burger in Burger King, Japan. So, we may also anticipate some authentic local flavours in our burgers or can look for more chillers, shakes, coffee, sides or sweets in the future. However, till then let us enjoy burgers at Burger King in either of the following addresses-

Banani: House-104, Block-C, Road-11, Banani, Dhaka
Dhanmondi: Plot-43 (New), Road-2A (Satmasjid Road), Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Bashundhara: Ka/9/A Bashundhara R/A, Bhatara, Bashundhara, Dhaka
Uttara: Plot-16, Sector-9,Sonargaon Janapath, Uttara, Dhaka

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