Is Burger King going upscale? It seems that way with the debut of the new ” Whopper Bar”. The initial bar opened at the Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Fl. Here you can top your Whopper, Double Whopper or Steakhouse XT with any of the 22 offered toppings. Some of the toppings include steak sauce, bacon and guacamole. The Whopper Bars will be much smaller than conventional Burger Kings and will feature and open kitchen and circular countertop. BK has chosen to do away with the cartoonish orange and red color combination. They have opted for a more contemporary red, black and gray color scheme. Unfortunately, most of us will not be giving the Whopper Bar a try anytime soon. BK is planning to only open 6 of the bars worldwide in 2009, one will be in Munich, Germany of all places.
Seems like an interesting idea that may take off. I know a lot of us are all about customization of our food. If anything, it looks to be a smart way of branching out without having to open up an entire Burger King restaurant. If you are lucky enough to come across a Whopper Bar, please let us GrubGraders know what you thought of it.