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BK ribs

Has anyone tried the BK ribs? Saw them for sale at the BK on Holland-Sylvania near Central. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jTSS1sWOKdI/SbVcB9s5uuI/AAAAAAAADSA/QumltcmmXlc/s1600-h/burgerking_ribs.jpg

created by ronaldo on May 23, 2010 at 06:22:00 pm     Food     Comments: 17

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why on earth would anyone spend $7 for ribs at BK when you can get twice as much from any of the road side stands in town for the same price (and way better flavor and quality)

posted by upso on May 23, 2010 at 06:30:46 pm     #  

Okay barf.

posted by Ryan on May 23, 2010 at 08:18:03 pm     #  

Maybe they got the idea from Krusty Burger's Ribwich? lol

posted by mom2 on May 23, 2010 at 08:27:45 pm     #  

they were krusty alright, way overdone, no flavor on them,, just a little tub like the maple syrup for the french toast sticks, comes in the same style package, too. miss.

posted by nana on May 23, 2010 at 10:01:52 pm     #  

...a little tub of SAUCE...

posted by nana on May 23, 2010 at 10:02:24 pm     #  

So, like, no one likes the McRib either? This just changes the meaning of pit n git ribs.

posted by ronaldo on May 23, 2010 at 11:23:48 pm     #  

Fatman's ribs kick ass!

posted by KraZyKat on May 24, 2010 at 12:50:58 am     #   1 person liked this

I think I'm going to have to invent the BK/KFC Triple-Down.

posted by hank on May 24, 2010 at 07:54:25 am     #  

never said anything about McRib, that's NOTHING like what BK is doing. BK's are tiny overdone half-bones in a cardboard tray with dipping sauce. McRib sammitch is great....first time you have one, lol.

posted by nana on May 24, 2010 at 07:58:53 am     #  

Still waiting to try at least once the McLobster sandwich, at least so I can say that I survived it. The last time we were in Maine my wife put down her foot and refused to eat there (she likes the "local flavor" on vacations) so I missed out. Of course, we were even when I didn't stop the car at some roadside shack selling lobster roll and boiling lobster to order.

I still get grief over that one. :-) Lesson: always stop for your spouse's whims.

posted by historymike on May 24, 2010 at 09:11:20 am     #  

Who can forget McPizza? http://rofel.net/pictures/3/th/mcpizza%201_thumb.jpg

posted by ronaldo on May 24, 2010 at 02:43:46 pm     #  

How about when Burger King had sit-down service w/popcorn while you waited for your meal. Of course it was great... Dan Cortese said so!

http://www.chronologicalsnobbery.com/2008/02/dan-cortese-as-burger-king-spokesman.html

posted by Deho on May 24, 2010 at 03:08:14 pm     #  

Can you find more authentic local flavor than a McLobster Sandwich. What do they call a quarter pounder in Maine?

posted by hank on May 24, 2010 at 04:07:14 pm     #  

Going to try some today... verdict later.

posted by mixman on May 24, 2010 at 04:49:23 pm     #  

Not sure, hank, but I know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris:

posted by historymike on May 24, 2010 at 05:47:06 pm     #  

Great, now I have to watch the greatest movie ever made tonight....

posted by jbtaurus98 on May 24, 2010 at 06:34:49 pm     #  

I just tried them and overall it was a mixed bag. For the first time ever, I found it was possible to spend almost $10 on a single meal at Burger King (apparently there is a 59 cent upcharge if you want apple fries with your value meal). Also discovered that despite McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Steak n’ Shake ALL offering sweet iced tea, BK has yet to jump on the trend and only offers raspberry or unsweetened.

What I got was eight small-ish half ribs, more like riblets than what you’d get at a full-service restaurant. For being tiny, most of them did have a decent amount of meat, and tasted pretty good - aside from the two that were charred to a crisp. They were still really hot by the time I got home, probably thanks to BK’s new batch broiler or whatever they call it.

The value - or lack therof - is probably the sticking point, though. I would say the lot added up to a little less than half a rack of normal ribs, so at 8 bucks (not including the price of a drink to make it a meal), that is definitely on the high side considering it’s fast food. I read a recent article saying that chains are trying to balance their dollar menu items with premium offerings, but these ribs seem more like an extra premium item, especially when $8 barely fills you up.

posted by mixman on May 24, 2010 at 07:17:51 pm     #