Burger King Unleashes The New York Pizza Burger at Whopper Bar
the new york pizza burger ($12.99), a 9-and-a-half-inch wide burger made with four whopper patties topped with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and tuscan pesto sauce. it’ll be available exclusively at the new york city whopper bar starting in september to fulfill that longtime desire for a giant burger that sort of tastes like a pizza.
i was absolutely starved when robyn walked into the office with the pizza burger. i hadn’t eaten all day. as you know, “hunger is the best sauce in the world.” so i dove into that thing, nearly knocking down the gaggle of officemates who had come over to gawk at it. (yes, it’s looks funny. like a giant burger wearing a flower costume, each lobe a petal of beefreakiness.)
anyway, i housed that thing. but even in my rush to gullet-cram, i was surprised that it actually managed to convey both burgerness and pizzaness in a single bite. of course, when you’ve got the assertiveness of that liquid smoke bk flavor mixed with plenty of pizza shaky spices, it’s not too hard to light up the “burger” and “pizza” areas of the brain at once.
it was interesting as a novelty, which is what bk probably introduced it for (i mean, look at all the bloggage it’s gotten), but i much prefer the standard whopper if given a choice among bk menu items.