I almost never have anything nice to say about Burger King. It’s a McDonald’s wannabe. They have nothing to distinguish themselves in the hamburger fast food market…until now.
I wasn’t expecting anything at all, but I tried their ribs–mainly because I thought, “What a weird thing to have in a hamburger joint.” Their ribs comes with barbecue sauce on the side.
I figured it was some ersatz piece of tastless meat served up for the millions–the usual fare that you find in fast food places–something to fill a void in your stomach when you simply have to eat something.
Boy, was I surprised! These spare short ribs tasted as good as (and actually better) than some that I’ve had in independent barbecue places in the South. They were good and black; they had been in the fire for quite a while, and they had flavor all through them. Also they were not skimpy on the meat, either–which is what I had feared when I purchased them.
Even more surprising to me was that I didn’t have to put any barbecue sauce on them. They were so good that they could stand alone without any sauce at all–which is a compliment in my book.
“These are so good,” I thought, “they should change their name to Burger Rib. I’ll bet some Burger King executive gets fired, though, for being responsible for something that tastes good.”
Well, I don’t know about that last thought, but the company is going to do away with the ribs shortly. I knew it wouldn’t last. Maybe they can make them seasonal, sort of like the McDonald’s does with their almost tasteless McRib.