Monday at 3 p.m., Whataburger debuted a new burger. So Monday in the 3 o'clock hour, I bought the very first Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger sold at the Whataburger near Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road in Dallas.
The managers at Whataburger were thrilled someone had heard of the Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, which is a two-patty beef burger served with bacon, grilled and diced onions, two slices of cheese, mustard and the Texas burger brand's new Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce. One burger (no combo meal) cost $6.05, including tax.
The burger is going to be available for a limited time, a Whataburger rep says.
So how was it?
This is a big burger. Two beef patties AND bacon make for a pretty large lunch. There's an 'everything's bigger' joke here somewhere.
Your doctor wouldn't be pleased, but I mean, you're probably not telling him about your love for the A.1. Thick and Hearty Burger, either. Or maybe you're a taquito person. Or chicken strips and gravy, maybe.
Back to the new burger: The Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce is more sweet than spicy, so heat-averse eaters shouldn't be scared off. The new sauce offers a nice zing that tempers an otherwise overpowering yellow mustard. Even though this new sauce is sweet, it isn't so sweet, nor is it thick; it isn't like adding marmalade to a burger, for instance, which has been popular with the gourmet burger spots.
If you can bear to change your Whata order, the new Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger is worth your 6 bucks.
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