Burger King is test marketing its “Fire Grilled Ribs” here in Orlando, and also in Las Vegas, Greensboro, and Indianapolis. The ribs may become available chain-wide next year if the test is successful.
I thought the ribs (6-pack $4.99, 8-pack $6.59) were okay. They are very small. Very small. About an inch per rib. There was, however, quite a bit of meat on each little bone. The meat was a little crispy, but tender, and had that same overpowering smoky taste that permeates BK burgers. The bones were soft. Soft like they were microwaved, or even boiled. A packet of barbecue sauce was served on the side for dipping.
Six of the little ribs were no meal, even with fries. Not even eight would make a meal for the average person. But I wouldn’t want to make a meal out of the ribs, anyway. I would consider them more of a snack. But who snacks on ribs?
3 Smoky Ribettes out of 5
Available at Burger King units across Central Florida