Gallery: Reality Check: Burger King's A.1. Steakhouse XT and a Look at Their New Broiler

Burger King unveils their shiny new broiler
Burger King unveils their shiny new broiler

Their news release says virtually all locations in the U.S. and Canada have installed the new broiler, and international locations will get it over the course of 2010.

Bone-in pork ribs with barbecue sauce
Bone-in pork ribs with barbecue sauce

Available in 3, 6, or 8-piece boxes.

The box, opened
The box, opened

As for how many people would order ribs at a fast food burger joint, I have no idea.

Burger King Innovation Chef Jay Sullivan
Burger King Innovation Chef Jay Sullivan

Here he is describing some of the "off the menu" dishes made with the new broiler that we're about to try. You'll see them in the next three slides with descriptions from the menus we were given. The "Filet Mignon" and "Mixed Grill" dishes were made mostly to show what the broiler can do, not as representations of future Burger King menu items.

Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon

"Prime, dry aged tenderloin, flame-broiled and served with Pork Demi-glace and braised pearl onions with Baby Portobello mushrooms."

Mixed Grill
Mixed Grill

"A combination of grilled Argentinean chorizo, rosemary-scented pork tenderloin, red wine-marinated prime rib eye, cilantro pineapple-infused organic chicken, served with romesco sauce and grilled asparagus."

S'mores
S'mores

"The campfire favorite. Flame-kissed, warm and gooey marshmallows, a crispy graham cracker crust and covered in a light chocolate ganache." I must admit, I really liked this dessert even though I felt like I was egging on diabetes with every bite. It's far too sweet, but it tastes like gooey burnt marshmallows, chocolate, and graham cracker, which is a rather awesome combination.

Peeking inside the broiler
Peeking inside the broiler

Where the meat goes. And s'mores.

Broiler menu
Broiler menu

I like the warning below the menu: "IF IGNITION FAILS: WAIT 5 MINUTES BEFORE ATTEMPTING RE-LIGHT."

Troubleshooting (Quick Reference)
Troubleshooting (Quick Reference)

A handy-dandy guide to using the broiler.

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