Weeks before Burger King unleashed Mac N' Cheetos on America's collective digestive system, the fast food chain was caught testing an even bigger stunt food item: the Whopperrito. And now, thanks to "widespread demand" from customers, the company announced Monday it is finally rolling out the beastly burger-burrito hybrid nationwide.
Describing it as a "burger-burrito remix," Burger King said the Whopperrito will officially land at participating restaurants across the country on August 15th for a limited time. The new menu item was first spotted earlier this summer in a small Pennsylvania test market. Although the Whopperrito name makes it sound like a typical Whopper chopped up and jammed into a tortilla, the stunt food item actually packs a few surprises.
In a press release, Burger King said the Whopperrito is made with many of the same ingredients as the namesake cheeseburger, but with a couple of exceptions. Instead of mayonnaise and cheese, it comes "smothered" with a layer of creamy queso sauce; and instead of the same old Whopper burger patties, it comes with flame-grilled burger beef that's seasoned with a blend of spices for a Tex-Mex flavor. Oh, and it comes in a tortilla instead of on a bun, of course.
In other words, you can expect the Whopperrito to taste sort of like the original Whopper and not like the original Whopper at all. Like Mac N' Cheetos, it's basically a whole new, greasy, fast food monster.