Er, this is Rally's bacon double cheeseburger, but I couldn't find a photo of the Big Buford. Erase the bacon; that should be close enough. [Photograph: checkers.com]

In our ongoing endeavor to bring you a touch of reality to the (often) misleading food styling of America's fast food chains, I give you the Rally's Big Buford. They call it their signature burger. It comes with two patties two slices of American cheese, and is served on a toasted bun. They top it with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle and a healthy dose of mayo, ketchup, and mustard. See it in real life, after the jump



The chain has been around since 1986 and 1985. What I mean by that is the Checkers chain was founded in 1986 in Mobile, Alabama, and Rally's got its start in Louisville, Kentucky in 1985. The two chains merged in 1999 to form the now sizable 800 store chain that, strangely, goes by the name Checkers/Rally's. In my neck of the woods, Rally's seems to be their chosen nom de (bur)guerre.

When I shot the Big Buford I found it tantalizing enough to warrant a sampling. Sadly, all I got was that tastes-like-burning-fast-food flavor. One bite was all I could stomach.


Reality Check: Wendy's Bacon Deluxe
Reality Check: Carl's Jr.'s Big Carl and Original Six Dollar Burger
Reality Check: Burger King's Double Cheeseburger


Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: