Best Fast Food Specialty Burgers

By Doug Norrie | Published

Best Fast Food Specialty Burgers

It can be easy to walk into your favorite fast food restaurant and order the same-old, same-old each and every time. These chains have made it so that the most popular menu items are often the longest-lasting as well. But it’s worth it to, every once in a while, explore some of the specialty burgers on the fast food menus. Some are just for a limited time as well.

Burger King BBQ Bacon Whopper

Burger King doesn’t go nuts with the specialty burger offerings, mostly because they don’t really have to. The classics they offer do the trick on just about every visit. If you do want to amp it up a notch, give the BBQ Bacon Whopper. They add a “smoky” BBQ sauce and pile the whopper with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, bacon, and cheese.

Sonic SuperSonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger

Sonic is another one keeping things very simple with the burger offerings. Not a bad thing, mind you, but they aren’t venturing too far off the beaten burger path. This SuperSonic Bacon Double Cheeseburger sounds just like it is. A couple of beef patties with cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Pub Triple

Oh baby, this is a big one. Wendy’s brought this burger back in 2022 and has kept it one the menu for good reason. There’s almost too much going on here to list. It’s three beef patties, cheese (on all three), beer cheese sauce, bacon, fried onions, honey mustard, and pickles on pretzel buns. It’s a total winner.

Carl's Jr Guacamole Bacon Angus Burger

Guacamole has become much of the rage in recent years in various burger selections because of the flavor it adds to the sandwich. That’s the case with Carl’s Jr.’s Guacamole Bacon Angus Burger which includes the aforementioned bacon along with Pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onions. They also add a Santa Fe Sauce for extra kick.

McDonalds Cheesy Jalapeño Bacon Quarter Pounder with Cheese

This is another burger offering that has a lot going on and it all combines into something delicious. The McDonald’s Cheesy Jalapeño Bacon Quarter Pounder with Cheese has most of the ingredient description right there in the name. So you know exactly what you are getting with the order. And there’s a reason it’s becoming a pretty popular item. The flavor is as good as it gets on this list.

Shake Shack Bourbon Bacon Jam Burger

Shake Shack has all kinds of great burger menu options and it was a bit tough to pick which one would land at the top. But there’s a reason this is among the fan favorites out of all the burger fast food chains going. They have the ShakeSauce going here and the huge burger is topped with cheese, onions and a special bourbon bacon jam which is actually made with Maker’s Mark.