Monday, February 02, 2009

Fast Food Corner


Do any of you remember Burger King's "Yumbo" sandwich from the 1980's? It was basically a hot ham and cheese on a sesame seed burger bun. I hear the cheese was really kind of like the hot cheese you put on nachos. Now, since I can't stand the taste of ham, I never touched this sandwich - so I can't really review it. I wanted to see if (a) any of you ever tried it, and (b) why Burger King chose the name "Yumbo." Isn't there a better name they could've used?

11 comments:

Heff said...

Honestly don't remember that one. I dislike ham as well, so that may be why.

schue said...

I definitley don't remember this sandwich, I wish they would bring it back, and the name is funny...."Can I get a Large Diet, fries and a Yumbo, please?"

snowelf said...

Wow...never. ever. heard of it.
And I totally agree with Schue!

Do you think it was exclusive to where you lived?

--snow

Jeff said...

The ad says why nobody heard of it. No hay "desayuno" en mi casa en los 1980s.

Meiz said...

Los, you are the only person I know that won't eat ham. Its mind bottling.

sirgeb said...

I remmeber when Burger King tried selling fried shrimp, but not the Yumbo.

Ink and Stone said...

Never even heard of it.

Sandi said...

No I don't remember it, but I remember the McRib from McDonald's. It was Mcdisgusting.

Reverse said...

It sounds like a ham and cheese hot pocket.

Michael Fitts said...

I remember these! We had them in 79/80 in Fairfield, Alabama! They were delicious! Served in styrofoam containers!

Michael Fitts said...

I remember these! We had them in 79/80 in Fairfield, Alabama! They were delicious! Served in styrofoam containers!