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Bacon King vs Double Stacker King

Bacon King vs Double Stacker King: Which is Better?

Last Updated on June 16, 2024 by Shari Mason

If you think Burger King tried to copy Wendy’s Baconator with the new **Bacon King**, hold onto your hats for the **Double Stacker King**.

These two burgers are so similar that you can hardly tell which is which just by looking. Here’s an honest review of Bacon King vs Double Stacker King. 

Choosing Between Bacon King & Double Stacker King 

Close Up Shot of Bacon King

The difference between Bacon King and Double Stacker King is the special sauce, price, size, and quantity.  

The burger joint left off the stacker special sauce of Double Stacker King and opted for the creativity of mayo and ketchup in Bacon King. 

“One of the glories of New York is its ethnic food… Burger King equalize us all.”

John Corry, NY Times Reporter

Both burgers feature two savory flame-grilled beef burgers with thick-cut smoked bacon, cheese, and a sesame seed bun.  

Bacon King has more bacon than the Double Stacker. In addition, Bacon King costs around $10.39 while Double Stacker King is priced at around $3.99

The Double Stacker was previously discontinued, but last January 2023, it was reported back on the Burger King menu [1].  

How Are They Different? 

Bacon 

Bacon King has more bacon than the Double Stacker King. The Bacon King has six strips of thick sliced bacon, giving the burger more flavor and texture. 

Many BK enthusiasts claim that Bacon King has twice as much bacon as the Double Stacker, which makes sense, considering the burger’s name. 

Calories

The Bacon King is undoubtedly the King of Calories, as the burger boasts around 1,150 calories. 

On the contrary, the Double Stacker wants to avoid defeat regarding calories because this burger has roughly 1,050 calories. 

Ingredients

Bacon King is made of two flame-grilled beef patties, six strips of bacon, and two slices of American cheese with ketchup and mayo. 

On the other hand, Double Stacker King is slightly small, about the size of a double cheeseburger, and it comes with a stacker sauce, slices of cheese, and hearty slices of bacon.

Special Sauce

Now here comes the exciting part because the special sauce is the only thing that separates Bacon King from Double Stacker King. 

Bacon King is topped with ketchup and mayo, while Double Stacker King comes with a special stacker sauce containing mayo, yogurt, ketchup, sweet relish, horseradish, Worcestershire, and 

cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Hand Holding Double Stacker King

A serving of Bacon King is around 1,150 calories, and it contains 59.6g proteins, 48.7g carbohydrates, 71.3g fats, 26g saturated fats, 10.6g sugars, 3.3g fiber, and 6.5g sodium. 

A serving of Double Stacker King is around 1050 calories, and it contains 61g proteins, 49g carbohydrates, 68g fats, 28g saturated fats, 11g sugars, and 1.87g sodium. 

Size

The Bacon King is bigger than the Double Stacker King. 

While it may not be that obvious, we compared the size of the Double Stacker King with the 

Double Cheese Burger before, and it’s almost the same size. 

Given the nutritional facts and size of the two BK burgers, eating the Bacon King is worth it. 

Price Point

Bacon King is more expensive than the Double Stacker King. A serving of Bacon King, without the sides and drink, costs around $10.39. 

On the other hand, a Double Stacker King is priced at $3.99 and does not include sides and drinks. It was first introduced in 2006 and is reportedly back on the menu [2]. 

FAQs 

u003cstrongu003eIs Burger King Double Stacker King discontinued?u003c/strongu003e

Yes, Burger King Double Stacker King was discontinued, but it is reportedly back on the menu since January 2023.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eThe Double Stacker King (roughly $3.99) is now available in local BK branches, including their single stacker (roughly $2.99), triple stacker (roughly $5.29), and quad stacker (roughly $6.49). 

u003cstrongu003eCan you order Bacon King and swap sauces with Double Stacker King?u003c/strongu003e

Yes, you can order Bacon King and swap sauces with Double Stacker King. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWhile it is not a menu, technically, it is a secret menu, and you have to ask nicely at the counter if they can do it for you. However, expect that you will have to pay for additional costs. 

In Summary 

While Bacon King and Double Stacker King are almost similar, they have different sauces and quantities, which makes Bacon King the clear winner. 

While Bacon King is more expensive, it is more filling and satisfying to eat, especially if you are a bacon lover. It has a juicy burger, thick slices of bacon, and oozing American cheese. 

Double Stacker King is good but not better than Bacon King. The only thing that makes it unique is the stacker sauce you can ask to add to your Bacon King. 

If you want to satisfy your craving, you can get a Double Stacker King, but if you want a hearty meal, go with Bacon King. 

References:

  1. https://www.the-sun.com/money/7392392/burger-king-new-menu-item-stacker/ 
  2. https://www.eatthis.com/nostalgic-fast-food-items-returned-2023/ 
Shari Mason

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