Everyone knows Burger King. The massive fast-food chain is one of the most popular in the world, well-known for being a burger joint that stands almost shoulder-to-shoulder with McDonald’s.
Like McDonald’s, Burger King is recognizable for its brand logo, slogan (“Have It Your Way”), and menu that has been continuously improved and added to over the years.
One of its most popular menu items is the Whopper, which earned Burger King the nickname of “The Home of the Whopper”.
But what else does Burger King have to offer? And what are the best Burger King items to order from the menu?
If you’re looking to branch out from your usual order, this list has you covered.
We take a look at the 13 best menu items to order from Burger King, chosen for their taste and nutritional value!
Top 13 Best Burger King Items to Try:
- Impossible Whopper
- Triple Whopper
- Double Whopper
- Bacon King
- Chicken Fries
- Double Stacker King
- Double Quarter Pounder King
- Original Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Nuggets
- Cheesy Tots
- Caramel Sundae
This list wouldn’t be complete without the Whopper.
Burger King is the “Home of the Whopper”, after all, so it’s simply one of the fast-food chain’s best-selling items that everyone who loves burgers should try at least once.
The Whopper involves a flame-grilled quarter-pound 100% beef patty, lettuce, pickles, tomato slices, and onion slices filling a sesame seed bun.
It’s finished off with mayonnaise but, of course, you can choose your preferred sauce or have it without.
As for nutrition, the Whopper has 670 calories, 39 grams of fat, 31 grams of protein, and 31 grams of carbs.
Not bad for a drive-thru stomach-filler – not including fries or a drink.
Ultimately, the Whopper is an iconic Burger King menu item that checks all the boxes for taste.
It’s also one of Burger King’s healthier options when compared to its other burgers.
So if you’re totally new to BK and love burgers, the Whopper is well worth trying first.
2. Impossible Whopper
The Impossible Whopper was released by Burger King in 2019.
But if you haven’t heard of it and don’t know what it is, the Impossible Whopper is Burger King’s vegetarian alternative to the famous Whopper, made using plant-based patties sourced from Impossible Foods.
So, if you’re vegetarian, this Burger King menu item is the one to opt for if you want to try the Whopper without all the flame-grilled meat.
If you’re vegan, on the other hand, you’d just need to order it without the mayonnaise. Nice and simple!
Surprisingly, the Impossible Whopper looks near-identical to the original Whopper.
It includes lettuce, pickles, tomato slices, and onion slices in between a sesame seed bun, with a meat-free patty that tastes pretty good – we have to admit.
In total, the Impossible Whopper has 630 calories, 32 grams of fat, 62 grams of carbs, and 28 grams of protein.
The nutritional value is almost the same as the original Whopper, the biggest difference being that the Impossible Whopper has 40 fewer calories.
3. Triple Whopper
If you’re not vegetarian or vegan and the original Whopper always leaves you wanting more, Burger King’s answer to that is the Triple Whopper.
This triple-stacked burger is exactly what it says it is: three beef patties served up with the same condiments as the Whopper.
It’s extra tasty and filling, as a result, but with higher calories, carbs, protein, and fat.
To get specific, that’s 1250 calories, 84 grams of fat, 52 grams of carbs, and 73 grams of protein (on its own).
So, it’s perfect if you’re super hungry or, well, trying to bulk up!
The Triple Whopper also comes with cheese but you can ask for it without cheese if you’re looking for the same taste as the Whopper – or you just don’t like cheese.
Either way, this triple-sized burger tastes good and will leave you feeling fuller for longer.
However, the Triple Whopper is a bit of a handful.
You’ll need a big jaw to get your mouth around it and it can also get pretty messy if you’re eating in your car.
Still, for those who don’t like fries or extras, the Triple Whopper is more than enough for a full meal.
4. Double Whopper
Does the Triple Whopper sound like too much to handle?
You wouldn’t be alone. Thankfully, there’s something for you on the Burger King menu if you enjoy the Whopper but can’t see yourself tackling the triple-sized version.
The Double Whopper is exactly what you’d expect it to be: two flame-grilled 100% beef patties paired with lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices, and mayonnaise in a sesame seed bun.
As a result, it’s more filling than the original Whopper and—it has to be said—easier to eat!
It’s a good choice if you know the Triple Whopper is too much for you and the Whopper won’t fill you up without fries.
So what’s the nutritional content, you ask? We’ve got you.
The Double Whopper comes in at 920 calories with 58 grams of fat, 55 grams of carbs, and 51 grams of protein.
Still, if you’re health-conscious, you might want to order this one on its own.
5. Bacon King
Calling all bacon lovers! The Whopper isn’t the only burger Burger King has to offer.
And when it comes to beef and bacon burgers, the Bacon King hits the right spot.
It also has to be said that the Bacon King delivers two patties in the bun; not just one.
But the Bacon King isn’t just for bacon lovers. It has two slices of American cheese melting between each patty, making it just as great for cheeseburger fans.
The Bacon King hit Burger King restaurants in 2016 to compete with Wendy’s Baconator.
Overall, you’ve got two flame-grilled beef patties, American cheese (two slices), crispy bacon, and mayonnaise thrown in a sesame seed bun.
There are no salad condiments here, as a result, but it’s not a problem if all you’re craving for is beef, bacon, and cheese in a bun.
As for nutrition, the Bacon King has 1360 calories, 94 grams of fat, 58 grams of carbs, and 73 grams of protein.
So, it’s pretty much the same as the Triple Whopper.
But for those watching their weight, the Bacon King is best ordered solo.
6. Chicken Fries
Burgers aside, for a moment, as we have to talk about Burger King’s Chicken Fries.
If you’re yet to try them, the Chicken Fries are a tasty alternative to Burger King’s regular fries that come breaded and seasoned, offering a different texture with a subtle chicken flavor.
Burger King introduced their Chicken Fries in 2005. The item is still going strong, being a favorite among people who simply prefer their fries to be a little different.
Burger King’s regular fries are not considered as tasty as the fries other fast-food chains offer, so, if you feel the same way, these are worth trying instead.
Eating one box of Chicken Fries equals 252 calories for your daily intake.
And for comparison, Burger King’s small fries are 320 calories and Burger King’s medium fries are 384 calories.
So, Burger King Chicken Fries are slightly healthier than Burger King regular fries, but less filling (you get fewer fries).
Despite that, they are tastier and also pair well with any of Burger King’s menu sauces.
Not everyone likes their burgers stacked to the max.
If that’s you, the original Burger King Hamburger keeps things simple with a basic combination of a smoky 100% beef patty with pickles, ketchup, and mustard thrown in a sesame seed bun.
Due to that, the Hamburger is the perfect burger to order at Burger King if you’re just looking for a quick lunch or if you don’t think you can fully stomach the BK Whopper.
It’s the equivalent of the McDonald’s Hamburger, being both quick and easy to eat.
On its own, the Burger King Hamburger comes in at 250 calories with 10 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbs, and 13 grams of protein.
Like most Burger King burgers, you get an equal amount of fat and protein, with enough calories to fill you up and top up your energy.
What’s good about Burger King’s Hamburger is that the low amount of calories makes it a much better guilt-free option if you also want fries and a drink.
As a meal, the BK Hamburger can still be lower in calories than, for example, the Triple Whopper ordered on its own!
8. Double Stacker King
The Double Stacker King sits in the middle of the Single Tracker and Triple Stacker – part of Burger King’s “Stacker” lineup.
These burgers involve flame-grilled quarter-pound beef, bacon, melted American cheese, and BK Stacker Sauce in a toasted sesame seed bun.
Needless to say, the Burger King Double Stacker boasts two beef patties.
It’s targeted at those who need more than the Single Stacker to feel full, but don’t have the stomach (or appetite) for the bigger Triple Stacker – hence why we chose it!
The Double Stacker is also the best alternative to the Double Whopper for those who prefer cheese and bacon in their burgers – without any of the vegetables.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting, or craving, more meat and less veg!
Due to that, any of the Stacker burgers are going to make you feel fuller than the Whopper.
With the Double Stacker (ordered on its own), you get 1129 calories, 86.5 grams of fat, 58 grams of carbs, and 73 grams of protein.
9. Double Quarter Pounder King
Burger King’s Double Quarter Pounder King comes and goes but it’s worth trying if you catch it on the menu.
The limited edition burger features two quarter-pounders, two slices of American cheese, onions, tomato, and pickles to rival McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder.
It’s a good option if you prefer quarter-pounder patties, cheese, and pickles, which are what set it apart from the Double Whopper.
And, of course, if you like the Double Quarter Pounder from McDonald’s, this one is a no-brainer.
Eating the Double Quarter Pound King provides you with 1070 calories, 67 grams of fat, 53 grams of carbs, and 65 grams of protein.
It’s higher in, well, everything, when compared with the Double Whopper, but this is obviously due to the extra meat and cheese.
The only downside to the Burger King Double Quarter Pounder King is that it’s a limited burger, so you won’t always be able to order it off the menu.
Burger King often brings it back, though, so it’s worth looking out for the next time you stop at your local BK.
10. Original Chicken Sandwich
Hey, not every burger on Burger King’s menu is made of beef.
There are chicken burgers on the menu for those who prefer chicken (and its healthier nutritional value) and one of these is the Original Chicken Sandwich.
Compared with the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and BK Royal Crispy Chicken, the Original Chicken Sandwich keeps things nice and simple with lightly breaded chicken coupled with lettuce and mayonnaise in a sesame seed bun.
The result is a classic chicken sandwich that rivals the McDonald’s McChicken.
So, if you’re a big fan of the McChicken Sandwich, you won’t go wrong by ordering Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich – which, as it turns out, tastes just as good.
As for the nutritional content of Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich, you get 682 calories, 39 grams of fat, 63 grams of carbs, and 23 grams of protein.
The added fat content comes from the mayonnaise, so just order it without mayo if you want to be healthy!
11. Chicken Nuggets
Like chicken but not a burger fan? Burger King Chicken Nuggets are your best bet.
It goes without saying that nuggets are easier to eat than burgers—especially if you’re taking the drive-thru option—and less messy, ideal for kids and people who eat on the go.
What’s also great about Chicken Nuggets is that they’re perfect if you can’t decide what to order.
There are a host of burgers on Burger King’s menu and it can get pretty overwhelming when you’re in a rush.
What’s more, Chicken Nuggets make for a great side if you’re hungry!
In a standard serving of 4 Burger King Chicken Nuggets, your total intake is 192 calories, 12 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein, and 11 grams of carbs.
Paired with a meal, your overall calorie intake can be lower than ordering a Burger King Hamburger, for example.
Don’t expect Burger King’s Chicken Nuggets to taste like McDonald’s McChicken Nuggets, though.
That’s not to say that they don’t taste as good; Burger King’s Chicken Nuggets simply use a different recipe. Hey, you might even prefer them!
12. Cheesy Tots
Not a fan of fries or chicken nuggets? Burger King’s Cheesy Tots are the perfect side if you like anything cheesy.
These potato bites come in 8 pieces at Burger King, involving melted cheese covered in crunchy bread crumbs.
What’s great about Burger King Cheesy Tots is that, despite all the cheese, these are surprisingly not as high in calories as ordering a small serving of Burger King fries.
It’s 316 calories per serving, with 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of protein, and 34 grams of carbs.
So, if you’re looking to get more protein in your daily intake, the Cheesy Tots are a better choice to grab at Burger King over regular fries.
These also make a great snack if you just need a light drive-thru option to curb your appetite.
Overall, Burger King’s Cheesy Tots are a great alternative to fries that are by no means less healthy.
The cheese provides extra protein, and you get enough calories from the Cheesy Tots to fill you up and top up your energy.
14. Caramel Sundae
There’s nothing wrong with ordering dessert with your meal at Burger King.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a dessert option, either, and it goes without saying that Burger King’s Caramel Sundae is one of its most popular dessert choices – for good reason!
Most people like caramel and it’s a great addition to Burger King’s velvety dairy ice cream.
It’s not for vegans, unfortunately, but for those who like ice cream, caramel, and dipping their fries in ice cream (yep, people do it), the Caramel Sundae is as good as it gets.
In one Caramel Sundae serving, nutrition stands at 241 calories, 41 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein, and 4.5 grams of fat.
It’s therefore surprisingly healthier than ordering a serving of fries, so you don’t have to feel guilty by switching out fries for ice cream at Burger King!
A bonus here is that, well, Burger King’s ice cream machine works (McDonald’s, we’re looking at you).
So, the Caramel Sundae is always available on the menu if you’re craving something cold and sweet the next time you pull up at BK.
And that’s it: our round-up of the best Burger King items to order!
If you were looking for something different to try from what you usually get or something healthier than what you always order, we hope this list helped you out.
Sure, fast food isn’t the healthiest option out there, but it’s fast and convenient when you’re out and about and don’t have much time.
On the other hand, you might simply enjoy fast food and there’s nothing wrong with that, either!
Save this list for future reference and make sure to check out our other best menu items lists to help you discover more new items to try at your favorite fast-food chains.