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Burger King Grilled Hot Dog Review

Just a few days ago I announced that Burger King was getting into the Hot Dog game. It’s not something new to them, they had Hot Dogs on the menu back in the day, remember Burger King has been around since 1954.

This time around there are two Hot Dogs on the menu, a Classic with Ketchup, Mustard, Onions & Relish and another with Chili Cheese. The launch date was scheduled to be February 23rd but my bud, Dro from text me this morning to let me know that he had spotted them for sale at the Burger King in Downtown Miami.

I knew that meant the corporate owned Burger King near my home which is also a block from Burger King Headquarters had to have them available. I pass this location every day on my drive to Burger Beast HQ. Low and behold, the signs were up and I was in business.

My excitement to try this stems from the fact that my preferred method of cooking a Hot Dog is on a grill. The Hot Dogs are all beef and made by Oscar Mayer.

As someone who’s an expert in the late night munchies field, I’m well acquainted with 7-11’s Hot Dogs. These fall into the same category but better since they’re grilled.

I was sure I’d be loving the Chili Cheese Dog but the exact opposite happened. I ended up in the Classic Grilled Dog bandwagon.

Both come packaged the exact same way with a sleeve around a Hot Dog sized paper basket.

About the Classic:

  • I liked the combination of Ketchup, Mustard, Relish and Onions, never had it before. I’m not much of a Relish guy.
  • The crispy Hot Dog exterior’s flavor shined through the toppings.
  • Tastes just like something you’d grill in your backyard.
  • Can’t really beat the $1.99 price.

Burger King Grilled Dogs

Burger King Classic Grilled Dog
Burger King Classic Grilled Dog

About the Chili Cheese:

  • I liked that the Cheese had melted on its own and it didn’t appear to be microwaved (which bothers me immensely).
  • The Chili overpowered the Hot Dog taste which seemed lost, a little flavor balance would help this fella out.
  • The Chili while alright could do with some livening up, maybe adding some Mustard, Onions and/or Jalapeños will do the trick.
  • Again, can’t really beat the $1.99 price.
Burger King Chili Cheese Grilled Dog
Burger King Chili Cheese Grilled Dog
Burger King Grilled Dogs
Burger King Grilled Dogs

So there you have it, Burger King’s menu includes Hot Dogs again. It’ll be interesting to see if they roll out any other toppings. In the meantime, if you’ve tried the new Grilled Hot Dogs from Burger King please leave your comments below, I’m interested to hear your thoughts.

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  • My local Burger King (Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH) must have jumped the gun a bit; I had a chili-cheese dog with onions on Saturday, February 20th. Everything was good except for the dog itself. The chili had a bit of a kick, the cheese was nicely melted, and just the right amount of onions was added. But the wiener was one of those small, tough, dark-red ones. If BK is supposed to be using Oscar Mayers, either that company’s food service version of a frank is greatly inferior to what’s available in grocery stores, or BK local management decided not to heed that part of the directive. Although I am very fond of hot dogs, I doubt I’ll be getting them at Burger King very often.

  • I’m not impressed. I went for the chili dog & while it’s not bad, it’s not special either. It tastes good but mine didn’t come with much chili and I wish the hotdog itself was plumper or longer. Sorry to say, but Sonic has them BEAT.

  • Had 2 last Friday, purchased at the Veteran’s Parkway (1208) BK in Columbus, GA.

    Verdict: Undercooked, cold, tasteless, gooey, 100% relish flavor. Very difficult to taste the meat. I did a three-year sausage tour of Germany whilst in the Army and am a good judge of a quality dog.

    They need to toast the rolls, like the old Howard Johnson’s toasted double-cut roll. The way it is sealed in a bag allows the steam to turn everything into goo. They mass produce these dogs and you get mass-produced non-flavor. This dog is a sure loser.

  • I am sure the dog itself tastes good, but, you will never. know. I ordered the classic, and got a dog covered in a soup , soup comprised of relish, onions, ketchup, and mustard. It was ladled onto the dog and bun. Simply disgusting to observe, didn’t attempt to eat. I’ll never order another. Stick to you burgers.

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