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Burger King, 6980 Laurel Bowie Road
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 7/27/2011
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 1
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 1 1/2 out of 5 stars
a Burger King. On our way to pre-settlement inspection of our house, I
was running late, hungry and driving right by here, so it made the
perfect opportunity to try this place for review. I have made it my
habit to order the chicken at Burger King, but since this was a review
and, you know, the place was called Burger King, I got a Whopper.
In awarding stars, I really only had one question. I have referred to Wendy's as "a cut above McDonald's"
and awarded it two stars. Is Burger King in that category (main
argument: hey, onion rings), or is a notch below that and deserving of
only 1 1/2 stars?
This has caused me to implement a new test -- is it the type of
place you can imagine someone swearing off? McDonald's is the prime
example of this -- Christina and I have essentially sworn the place off
-- I can name each of the times I've been there in the past 4 or 5
years. (Generally emergency sustenance or bathroom use.) Taco Bell is
another place people swear off. Wendy's -- not so much. I can imagine
someone swearing off fast food in general and including Wendy's, but not
a "I'll go to McDonalds or Burger King, but not Wendy's." (I'm sure
there are always exceptions, but it would seem odd to me.)
Well, this meal reminded me of why I always get the chicken at
Burger King. I won't give you details of my body's reaction to the
burger, but it re-affirmed my swearing off of Burger King burgers.
That's good enough to knock BK down to 1 1/2 stars. It is saved from 1
star by being the only Burger King in Bowie, and saved from below 1 star
by offering a standard-order Burger King experience. Anything below my
fairly low set of expectations (e.g., rude or incompetent service) would
push things into that territory.