So what makes someone wake up at 8AM and drive 220 some miles to Orlando to have a Whopper? I don’t know that I have an answer to that question. I’ve been reading about the Whopper Bar since last year when the plans and location were announced for it. Last night I decided it was time to check out the BK Whopper Bar. After getting to City Walk entrance in Universal Studios and paying for the preferred parking (this how I do it, Montell Jordan style). We park in the King Kong 311 section (he must be a fan).
And then I realize I paid $17 for preferred parking when I could have paid for Valet and been 5 times closer. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there (I’ve always wanted to throw that line in somewhere). As we’re walking towards the actual City Walk I notice that the Whopper Bar is on the second floor, right above the theater.
The seating and actual space are shared with Panda Express and Moe’s Southwest Grill. I walk in and look around and feel the need to take in the place.
I check out my options up on the menu board. What you can’t tell from the picture is that the menu is 3 TV screens and there’s smoke rising up from the food, pretty cool (maybe I’m easily impressed).
We order 3 Whoppers: Bourbon Whopper, 3 Cheese Steakhouse XT and Mushroom & Swiss Steakhouse XT.
The glaze on the Bourbon Whopper reminds me of Teriyaki sauce.
This Whopper has the original Whopper patty and not the new Steakhouse XT patty. Of the 3, this is my favorite. The 3 Cheese Steakhouse XT was OK but and I liked the Peppercorn Cheese.
The patty seems to be about twice the thickness of a normal Whopper. I like it, it tastes like a Whopper yet it doesn’t. The 3rd Whopper we had was a Mushroom & Swiss Steakhouse XT, it’s not bad.
Now, I’m not saying it’s inferior in flavor to the other 2, I just like the flavor combinations of the other 2 better. The lesson I did learn was, I should have used the build your own Whopper option. I would probably go with Smoked Bacon, Angry Onions, Cheddar Cheese, and Bourbon-flavored Sauce.
One other thing, there is also a BK Studios which is located downstairs in front of the Fossil store. It has some pre-made t-shirts as well as customizable designs. If you’re in City Walk definitely check it out for a different kind of Whopper experience. Me….I’ll wait for the rumored addition of Beer before I go again.
Burger King Whopper Bar
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL