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Burger King bets on bacon sundae

June 13, 2012

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NEW YORK — Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party — and a bacon sundae.

The world’s second biggest hamburger chain on Thursday is launching several pork, beef and chicken sandwiches as limited time offers. And for a sweet ending, the company is also offering a bacon sundae — vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon — that started in Nashville, Tenn. earlier this year.

The salty-sweet dessert clocks in at 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.

The limited-time items are Burger King’s latest push to win back customers with a revived menu and reverse sliding market share, an effort that started soon after the company was taken private by the private equity firm 3G Capital in late 2010.

Earlier this year, Burger King launched its biggest-ever menu expansion including fruit smoothies, snack wraps and new salads.

Comments

Steve Miller 2 years, 5 months ago

This sounds gross. why would anyone want bacon on ice cream ? NO wonder their market share is sliding. !!

RDE87 2 years, 5 months ago

The classic play on salty and sweet deserts is nothing new. In fact, a vendor at the farmer's market sells maple syrup and bacon donuts every Saturday (delish!). It’s a ton of calories but will try it if BK offers it at its Lawrence locations.

scopi_guy 2 years, 5 months ago

I had some homemade chocolate ice cream that had pieces of bacon in it once. It was OK, but not something I'd want very often.

scopi_guy 2 years, 5 months ago

And I would eat a cat turd if it was wrapped in bacon. Just not with ice cream.

beatrice 2 years, 5 months ago

And why?

Because we just aren't fat enough. (our new national motto)

somedude20 2 years, 5 months ago

Ole Barry Pender's! Boy, that cat could make ya laugh.........

somedude20 2 years, 5 months ago

Can I get a liter of cola?

Really, BK McD's, Taco B, Spangles, Sonic, Pizza Hut and Subway all suck and it would take a lot more than tastless calories to ever get my dollars through their doors! Just wait until zombies (high on balth salts) are running after you, remember that the next time you shove some Double Whooper (w/cheese) down yer throat : Calories: 1061.34 Total Fat: 68.069 g Saturated Fat: 27.922 g Trans Fat: 2.474 g Monounsaturated Fat: 25.129 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.918 g Cholesterol: 187.53 mg Sodium: 1544.13 mg

That is just the burger

Steve Jacob 2 years, 5 months ago

I have pretty much forgot about BK since they moved from 23ed, and I refuse to go to the TIF funded one out west.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 5 months ago

Do they still have the super freaky plastic head Burger King running around scaring people?

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