Burger King brings the best deal to the drive-thru with a pancake deal

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This week, I dug into the couch cushion and emptied the coins in my car’s ashtray for perhaps the biggest and best deal in drive-thru: three large pancakes in syrup and butter for 89 cents at Burger King. A meal deal for less than a dollar, when was the last time we saw this? It doesn’t even qualify for a dollar menu board.

Here is the breakdown of Burger King pancakes: three “big” flapjacks, a bag of maple syrup and a slice of real butter (“real tomato ketchup, Eddie?”). Good on Burger King for offering butter instead of all “butter spread” to be found in those 55 gallon drums in the reserve.

Total calories: 440. Fat grams: 16. Sodium: 700 mg. Carbohydrates: 71 g. Dietary fiber: 1 g. Proteins: 5g. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: 89 cents.

Maybe Burger King needs to send his promotion team to the eye doc. “Big?” King cakes are about 4 inches in diameter, barely large by IHOP standards, and nowhere near manhole covers in Buffalo Grid. BK’s pancakes are about the size of leggo my Eggos in the supermarket’s frozen aisle. Burger King makes them to order and serves them hot and sizzling with syrup and butter.

The pancakes have a hint of vanilla flavor – nice touch. If you want to avoid the calories and fat from butter, don’t break the butter packet. Maple flavored syrup adds enough spice and moistness to pancakes. The pancakes are chewy, golden and familiar. Perfectly well. But it’s more a question of price than a quality breakfast event. If three small pancakes don’t hold you, just order another order. They only cost 89 cents, it won’t break you.

Best buys
Burger King’s pancake bargain is just one part of a recent wave of drive-thru bargains. Burger King also offers 10 Chicken Nuggets with two sachets of sauce (470 calories, 29 grams of fat) for $ 1. Wendy’s offers “any size” fries (large have 554 calories, 26 grams of fat) for $ 1. And McDonald’s sticks to their “any size” soda (the diet is zero calories and fat) for a dollar. Eat cheap, everyone.

Ken Hoffman reviews a new fast food article every Wednesday. Have a drive-thru suggestion or favorite? Tell Ken about Twitter.


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