Atleast we dont use any steam anylonger but when you grab the meat from the broiler or the duke you put it on the bread, put whatsever on (cheese, bacon) and put it in the microwave for 7 seconds to warm the cheese, bacon and bread. The burger is already hot enough to be served. Eating a burger which bottompart not have been in the mircowave is not nearly as good. And to have almost cold bacon and cheese is not that pleasent either.
A freshbroiled patty with a salad, a little salt and pepper, maybe a few fries, ahhh, that’s just delicious!
Have you any idea how wrong you are? Well, I cant speak for us but I live in sweden and work at bk (have done for over a year now) We buy frozen patties of 100% beef and keep them in freezers until the very moment we put them on the broiler. They get firegrilled on the downside and heated on the top. Then they lay for 0-45 minutes in dukes that keeps them warm (about 70 degrees celcius). They are then made into a hamburger that is sold within 10 minutes or thrown away.
Get your stories straight! All meat is very raw and frozen when they arrive in the restaurant!
The nerve of those guys! Imagine closing a restaurant simply because there is no electrical power. Would you have them heat their dishwashing water in the gas grill? I suppose they could keep track of the money on an abacus…
Of course, the burgers are broiled at the main center and then shipped to the restaurant. For those in the black-out of 2003, notice there werent any burger King restaurants opened. Plus if they char-broiled, they could still have been opened using the gas grill.
They warm their stuff up in the microwave
Dreamzpainter, what a great line! I would hang out at Dairy Queen and try to use
the line if I weren’t married.
You oughta try to sell it to BK, maybe they’d make the King more romantic than creepy looking.
I thought your post was very interesting. I’ve never worked in food service and enjoy getting some inside dope from time to time. I haven’t eaten at BK in about 5 years, ever since there was a flurry of news reports about that chain having more problems concerning hygiene and cleanliness than others in a survey. I haven’t been inside a fast food restaurant in a long, long time, and now that I’m retired and can take my time to fix something at home or eat out wherever I want and don’t need the convenience and speed of a drive-thru, I go to a fast food place (usually only Whataburger) only about once a month.
I’ll be your Burger King[}:)], if you’ll be my Dairy Queen[:0], you Treat Me Right[;)] and I’ll Do It Your Way[:I]
There’s smoke coming out of the stack at the BK down the street from me every day. They must be grilling something these days.
And Parses6, do you really take this forum and it’s member’s so seriously. Hostile? C’mon, you too have been biting with your humor at times. [:I]
Have a great weekend!
How YOU doin’?
Dont get your panties in a wad!
Burger King started in 1954 and was known as Insta-burgerking, named after the contraption that "created" the burger in their restaurants. After James Mclamore (sp) became involved in the business the Insta-burger machine was thrown out but broiling was retained. Over the years the Whoppers & burgers have been brioled on conveyor-type broilers using mainly natural gas fed open flames. During the natural gas shortage of the mid to late 1970’s ( does anyone remember that) Burger King also used a conveyor broiler whose heat source was a series of electrical Cal-rods.
I’ve worked in a great many fast food burger places over the years and in every one I worked they tried to serve their burgers within 10 minutes of the cooking source. Times may have changed, though, since it has been over 16 years since I last flipped a burger. BTW, BK never had to flip their burgers as the heat source on their broilers was on top as well as on the bottom. As far back as I can remember, mid 1960’s, BK always started with frozen patties.
Another thing, we used to "freshen up" the burgers before assembly by giving them a shot of hot steam from the "fresh-o-matics" or later called "roundups". If you’re wondering what those are, go into your local Firehouse Subs and watch what they use to warm up your sandwich.
Thank you, mbrookes.
It is a pleasure to know you as well.
You always make me laugh or think, sometimes both with the same sentence. It’s a pleasure know you.
I gotta make a confession: I love the Burger King. He is one of the most bizarre, creepiest, funniest ff icons I’ve seen in a long, long time.
Even better than the spong monkeys, and I was crazy about them too.
Apple doesnt fall far from the tree, does it?
I just like the commercials. The Huckin Chicken one is a classic.
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