Burger King's Newest Sandwiches

Burger King recently took the first step in putting its Whopper brand front and center with the launch of three new Whopper Melts

The sandwiches are essentially patty melts that use two Whopper Jr. patties but swap out the burger bun for two toasted slices of bread

They're also layered with melted American cheese and caramelized onions, and depending on the variety you get, can contain jalapeƱos or bacon.

America is just getting to know the new sandwiches nationwide, but initial reactions and opinions have started to trickle in and they seem to spell bad

Burger King. In fact, one particular feature of the sandwich is making customers feel cheated: its size.

According to dozens of customers who have tried the new Whopper Melts, the name of the item has misled them to believe that what they'd be getting

Burger King does advertise the melts as "one-handed" sandwiches but the chain also doesn't skimp on the meat, stacking them with two Whopper

Jr. patties which amount to about the amount of meat as a regular Whopper. Still, some customers felt this was just a cheap ploy to get them to pay more for less.

On the other hand, some had more of an issue with the fact that the Whopper Melts have little resemblance to classic patty melts

which are made with Swiss cheese and rye bread. Tim Carman, who reviewed Burger King's melts for The Washington Post, called them "patty melt pretenders

Whereas the caramelized onions usually provide the slight sweet factor in a classic patty melt, Carman pointed to Burger King's new bread

It had an overwhelming sweetness akin to that of a steamed bao bun. "The sweetness, surprisingly, is the flavor that lingers

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