Sandwiches in Review: Burger King’s Chicken Sandwich and Rodeo Cheeseburger

January 6, 2011

Burger King is currently running a special on their Original Chicken Sandwich, so if you buy one, you get one for free.  You’ve probably seen the commercials and ads, and it looks like a pretty good deal.  However, there are some issues which need to be addressed.  First of all, the Original Chicken Sandwich is not the same as the Chicken Club which appears as part of the combo meal.  Unlike the Chicken Club, the OCS consists of a chicken patty, lettuce, and mayo on a sub-style bun.  It’s only available a la carte, and it costs $4.  Two sandwiches for four dollars isn’t a bad deal, but there isn’t much “free” about it.

The lettuce on here actually looks less appetizing than in reality, but maybe that's just me.

The other problem is that this isn’t a sandwich I can eat two of in rapid succession.  I’m not a stickler for the quality of food at a fast food restaurant.  If I want something organic, free range, all-natural, etc. I’ll go somewhere else.  But there’s something a bit… off about the chicken in the sandwich.  The patties are about twice as long as a regular burger or sandwich, owing to the longer bun, and about halfway through the second sandwich I was tasting a really artificial undertone.  It wasn’t so terrible that I’d throw the sandwich in the trash, but if a sandwich consists of only three ingredients, you have to make sure all three are about as good as they can be.  I don’t mind the Original Chicken Sandwich, but I wouldn’t recommend making a special trip for this “deal”.

But fear not!!  In my travels, I also discovered another BK sandwich.  Unlike the OCS, this little burger is only about $1.25.  It’s called the Rodeo Cheeseburger, and it consists of a patty, cheese, BBQ sauce, and two onion rings.  Mine was a bit heavy on the sauce but other than that, everything came together really well.  It’s a neat little addition to the menu not found anywhere else I can think of, and it’s cheap enough to go out on a limb for.  Try it next time you’re at Burger King.

It may be a bit hard to find, since it's not mentioned on the website. Happy trails!!


One Response to “Sandwiches in Review: Burger King’s Chicken Sandwich and Rodeo Cheeseburger”

  1. cindy shatto Says:

    What kind of sauce was on the spicy chicken sandwich that got discontinued

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