Jun 20, 2024

Burger Jawn

Philly Melt and Philly Royal Crispy Wrap
Burger King (2024)
The City of Brotherly Love has taken over the specialty menu at Burger King with two of the better limited edition fast food products that I've had in recent memory.

The Philly Melt is a double cheeseburger topped with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and green peppers, and Royal Sauce, which The Daily Meal has described as "ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and some spices with a backdrop of tangy onion and garlic".  This all comes together to create one of the tastiest fast food burgers I've ever eaten.  My only critique is that they're still going to this weird toasted bread thing instead of their regular sesame seed bun.  I'm not sure what focus groups they're talking to, but I don't think I've met anyone who would make a cheeseburger at home for themselves and put it on white bread unless they were out of hamburger buns and didn't feel like running to the store.

The Philly Royal Crispy Wrap is a piece of white meat chicken breast topped with melted Swiss cheese, grilled onions and green peppers, and Royal Sauce served in a warm tortilla.  These are also delicious, but they're not really big enough to be filling.  One Philly Melt burger is enough to satisfy my appetite, but I think I'd need about three or four of these to feel full.