Today, Burger King's staking its claim to the title of "World's Most Batshit Crazy Food Engineer," kicking off a national TV ad campaign for its new BK Stuffed Steakhouse Burger, sporting a patty peppered with gooey cheese explosions and jalapeño bits.
It's just one more step down the trail first blazed by Pizza Hut's stuffed crust pizza, one step beyond Denny's cheese-stuffed-cheese Fried Cheese Melt. This time, they stuffed the meat instead.
There's no sense in trying to fight this stuff. It's here to stay, and as Taco Bell has proven time and again, there's always room for another layer of the same old (delicious!) crap wrapped in another tortilla.
Better instead to anticipate the next evolution -- which is why we've tried our hand at guessing where the next generation of the BK Stuffed foods family is headed.
French Fry Stuffed Taco
If you've ever put taco sauce on your french fries, you know why this is a good idea. And ketchup can only improve these skinny fried tacos.
Sweet, savory, crunchy and moist all at once -- pull the paper tab off this box and unleash the chicken party.
The perfect way to cool off with fried fish on a hot summer day.
Actually not gross at all, these cheesy fried hors d'oeuvres are probably a middle step along the way to a Sonic-like deep-fried mac 'n cheese ball. Importantly, though, these are ring-shaped.
Because unholy cross-chain marriages must be an inevitable step down this path, we present a joint Taco Bell/Burger King effort, this double-decker taco stuffed with a Burger King taco, stuffed with a sandwich. Just don't try eating more than two layers at once.
Sooner or later, someone's going to put an end to all this with a stuffed food combo that shames the competition into just selling normal sandwiches for people to eat. Our money's on Taco Bell pulling it off, with something like this Crunchwrap Supreme topped with a double-decker taco, a gordita and a Mexican Pizza. Turns out, this one's not even so tough to make on your own.