Tuesday, February 08, 2011

BK Whopper Bar to open at Rio

The Burger King "Whopper Bar" concept has been making its way to some of the more popular tourist areas around the world. CityWalk at Universal Orlando was the first location, with Times Square soon to follow. It was only a matter of time before Las Vegas got a Whopper Bar. The Vegas location will be opening at Rio in March.

I'm usually a pretty big fast food fan, but I'm not so sure about the Whopper Bar. When I first heard the name I envisioned an actual bar where waitresses would serve beer along with your whopper. Something like your standard sports bar, but instead of "bar food" you would have access to an upscale version of the BK menu.

It turns out the Whopper Bar is less like an alcohol bar and more like a fixins' bar. From what I can gather it's a Burger King, but with a limited menu consisting of mostly whoppers. You get to customize your whopper with a bunch of toppings which are put on the burger right in front of you, like at Subway. It appears that some locations serve beer and some don't. I'm guessing Vegas will, but who knows.

While I'm sure the whoppers are delicious, I really don't think I would make a special trip to visit a Whopper Bar. It doesn't seem different enough from a standard issue Burger King to get me excited about piling my whopper full of toppings. Writing this blog post has made me very hungry though.

Source: Pulse of Vegas.