The Worst Burger King Menu Item Might Surprise You

Now that Airheads has entered the fast food chicken wars with its fried-chicken-and-coleslaw-on-a-candy-bun concoction, the obvious question arises: does this mean that the chicken wars have finally jumped the shark? If so, please don't tell Burger King. It's just too cruel seeing how much the Home of the Whopper has invested — emotionally as well as financially — in launching its late-to-the-party chicken wars entrant, the Ch'King, which Burger King apparently regards as the very key to the future of its Kingdom. Besides, the Ch'King seems to be doing pretty well for itself. It's at least not among the worst of the worst items one can order from Burger King — at least not according to a recent Mashed survey, in which 649 people voted for their most despised menu item offered by the Home of the Whopper. 

As it turns out, the Ch'King wasn't anywhere near the radar for these purposes, and that's a good thing. What's not so good is the abject disdain nearly half of the respondents expressed for one item in particular.

Can nearly 42% of our survey respondents really be wrong?

Although it's never been our favorite (we couldn't even be bothered to rank it in our definitive ranking of the most popular Burger King menu items), Burger King's Big Fish sandwich also never struck us as so fundamentally unappealing that a full 41.5% of people who responded to Mashed's survey regarding the worst offerings from the Home of the Whopper would call it out as such. Apparently we underestimated the disdain with which the American public would regard Burger King's answer to the classic and beloved McDonald's Filet-O-Fish. But at the same time, you can't say we didn't warn you.

Nothing else on the Burger King menu even came close to the not-love bestowed upon the Big Fish sandwich. Not the Original Chicken Sandwich, which garnered 8.01% of the vote; not the Chicken Fries, which garnered 20.96% of the vote. Not even the Texas Double Whopper or the Mozzarella Sticks, both of which earned 14.79% of the vote. If we had to identify one good thing that came out of this for Burger King, it's that it's now fairly obvious that the Big Fish in some big trouble. Will it be cast out of the Kingdom? Only the King knows for sure.