There has been a fair amount of controversy since it was officially announced on Tuesday that Burger King will be merging with the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, Tim Hortons, in a deal worth about $11 billion. And while one can complain about tax inversion and patriotism, as foodies we see a lot of potential in this merger.
Burger King has seen sales fall for four of the last five years, and it's no secret the fast food wars are currently being fought in the morning, particularly between Taco Bell and McDonald's. With the addition of Tim Hortons, Burger King now has a contender with a growing company that specializes in breakfast.
In the days ahead it will be fascinating to see if there are any long term repercussions that follow, but in the meantime let's daydream about all the edible combinations such a merger could create. Currently, Burger King and Tim Hortons have no plans for merging their businesses. But maybe, just maybe, these six suggestions could steer them to reconsider.
Ham, Egg & Cheese Do’wich
If Burger King wants in on breakfast, this is how to do it. Take their traditional ham, egg and cheese and put it between any Tim Hortons' donut of your choice. This takes BK’s slogan, “Have it Your Way” to the next level.
Sausage, Egg & Poutine Croissan’wich
No need for a side of hash browns here. Between the flaky goodness of a Croissan’wich they stack sausage & egg, with a heaping stack of Burger King fries drenched in gravy and cheese curds. How does that not sound amazing?
If combining a doughnut with a croissant could create such a stir, just imagine what could come from combining a regular glazed donut and a Whopper – fried doughiness hiding a healthy combo of beef, cheese and a sweet ketchup sauce inside. It would be the perfect mix of sweet and savory.
Bacon Maple Dipped Donut Cheeseburger
Along the same line as the Whoppnut, this would be Burger King’s normal Bacon Cheeseburger, but instead of a bun made of bread, it’s made between two maple dipped donuts. Everyone knows bacon and maple syrup taste great together so this should be a slam-dunk.
Honey BBQ Chicken Timbits
Forget Chicken Fries. These are the moneymakers here. Take a normal chicken nugget, but instead of regular batter, use crumbled Timbit batter with a honey BBQ glaze or dipping sauce.
Maple Syrup Milkshake
Does this even need an explanation?