By CHASE SHUSTACK
In 1997, Burger King introduced the Big King burger, designed to stand toe-to-toe with McDonald's Big Mac. The Big King faded in and out of the menu, most notably returning for a brief time in 2019, but the King's most giant burger has now come back for a limited time.
The Big King XL is made of two flame-grilled beef patties, American cheese, onions, pickles, lettuce, and special "Stacker" sauce. Compared to the Whopper’s 660 calories and 40 grams of fat, the Big King has an impressive 1,009 calories and 64 grams of fat (which accounts for 56% of those calories), as well as 174 milligrams of cholesterol and 2,076 milligrams of sodium.
There is always stiff competition between McDonald's and Burger King regarding burger wars. In this case, the Big King won out on the New York Post's comparison, with softer buns, crisper lettuce, zestier pickles, and even a better secret sauce.