The Burger King menu is a little longer now thanks to the recent addition of the Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger.
The Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger allows Burger King to now have a two-patty sandwich with the added bonus of buttery garlic sauce as a tasty cover. Instead of a standard burger bun, this new sandwich is also being served on a toasted hoagie bun — setting itself far apart many of the fast food restaurant’s other popular burger options.
— BurgerBusiness (@BurgerBusiness) February 2, 2016
According to Mashable, Burger King officially added this buttery cheeseburger to its menu on Monday. Most fans and critics of the restaurant know that many of Burger King’s newest menu items have quickly been added to the company’s competitively priced 2 for $5 menu. Multiple reports confirm that the Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger is no exception, and will be added to that affordable collection of sandwiches.
The website’s description of this extra long cheeseburger will definitely attract quite a few consumers that are interested in satisfying their fast food cravings.
“The Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger features two beef patties topped with freshly cut onions, crisp iceberg lettuce, ketchup, melted American cheese, a buttery garlic flavored sauce and a creamy mayonnaise spread, all served on a warm toasted hoagie bun.”
Before you get too excited and head to Burger King to get your own Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger, perhaps you should pay attention to the not-so-good news about this new sandwich — its nutritional value.
A major highlight that may appeal to the people that love adding protein to their diet is the 26 grams of protein reportedly found in this particular sandwich, according to the Burger King website. However, that 26 grams of protein is quickly forgotten when you pay attention to the 9 grams of sugar, 47 grams of fat, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 1,250 milligrams of sodium, and 90 milligrams of cholesterol.
The simple fact that the new Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger at Burger King comes with 710 calories by itself will likely shock quite a few consumers — especially those that are striving to count calories and pay close attention to their daily calorie intake.
Keep in mind that this 710-calorie count is just for the sandwich alone.
- Small French Fries: 340 calories – 49g of carbohydrates – 15g of fat – 480mg of sodium
- Small Coke: 190 calories – 51g of carbohydrates – 51g of sugar
As a combo (with just a small French fry and Coke), that would bring your grand total up to: 1,240 calories, 62 grams of fat, 60 grams of sugar, 146 grams of carbohydrates, 1,730 milligrams of sodium, and 90 milligrams of cholesterol.
People wonder why Americas obesity rates are so high and its bc we have things like “extra long buttery burger” at BK. Like. Eat some fruit.
— Grace (@graceelizxo) February 3, 2016
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anything as gross as an “extra long buttery cheeseburger”???????????????? thanks a lot @BurgerKing
— Katie H. (@ktee1026) February 3, 2016
The Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger has exceeded “have it your way” and arrived at “have it the worst possible way.”
— ruth (@rutholiver) February 3, 2016
SassylittoLady: mashable Extra long buttery cheeseburger going nationwide, yet they don’t have a single Vegan burger. Sad.
— James Hamlin (@diegojimmyjames) January 29, 2016
A likely argument which may arise is that quite a few of the top-selling burgers and sandwiches at Burger King are in the same boat when it comes to high calorie counts. The same point could actually be said about most burgers and sandwiches at fast food restaurants in general. However, it still speaks volumes when you realize that the Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger has 60 more calories than the fan favorite Burger King Whopper.
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