Food of the Seventies, Burger King Fish Sandwich

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Does anyone remember how huge these were in the 70's? They have since changed to the oblong sandwich. If I recall, this sandwich bun was even bigger than the whopper bun!
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Neil - June 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember them well. They were called "Whalers". BK also used to have a ham sandwich called the "Yumbo" (I think that's what it was called?)
Jerry - July 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes the ham sandwich was called a yumbo.Man that was a good sandwich.
Jim - August 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved the Yumbo - it rocked. Too bad they haven't brought it back.
mcw - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
loved the whaler!
Brad - May 20, 2011 - Report this comment
The Whaler's were the best fish sandwich out there. BK had to change the name due to some Environmentalists not liking the name Whaler. The current fish sandwich at BK is close but not quite the same
Robert - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I just visited Back to have a fish sanddwich and discovered its been shrunk in half. They even changed the name to Alaska fish sandwich. This sandwich is horrible. Its basically a batter sandwich. I felt like returning it and going somewhere else. There chesse burgers also keep shrinking. They are approaching the size of a dollar coin. BK sux.
Lynn - December 04, 2014 - Report this comment
You need to bring back the original fish sandwich (Whaler) the one Burger King has now is NO GOOD!!!!!
Dana - December 11, 2014 - Report this comment
The Whaler fish sandwich was the Cadillac of fast-food fish sandwiches!! No fish sandwich since then can even come close to tasting that good!! Burger King--BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL WHALER FISH SANDWICH!!!!!!
Chsmp - June 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I miss the whaler it was an awesome fish sandwich. Now the fish sandwich is getting smaller and smaller...and the price going up and up
Rob Lambert - October 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Burger King introduced the Whaler in 1975, competing with McDonald's Filet-O-Fish. The fish sandwiches at the King underwent several name changes, along with size and shape. The Whaler was about 65 cents, while Filet-O-Fish was about 40 cents. Also, from the Saturday morning cartoon vault: A TV commercial which introduced the current logo (two hands holding a Whopper to form logo). Two men order lunch. When they get the food, one complains that he can't hold a Whopper...reason being: One guy's a detective, handcuffed to the other. The guy under arrest did the complaining. This aired on the "Pink Panther" cartoon show (10/4/69, NBC). Slogan: It Takes Two Hands to Hold a Whopper! The logo replaced that of the king sitting on a Whopper, holding a soft-drink cup, from 1957, when BK was founded in the Miami area.
Mes18 - June 05, 2016 - Report this comment
When the Burger King opened in 1974 in Dundalk MD. We would go there after class and get the Whopper sandwich you would have to cut it in half and share it with someone else. That was great for the student budget. The sandwich was very hot when you got back to school it was still hot. The taste was great. Now the sandwich is a quarter of the and it is always cold by the time you eat it. The chicken Sandwich used to be so big that it would hang off the bun. Now it is so small that you cannot even see it. There is more dough on the chicken then meat. The fish sandwich tasted like fresh fish. Not watered down meat. The cost of the old burgers was cheaper and you got great food. Now you send double the amount and heat less food. A little tip get your soda without ice because the soda must be cold so that the carbonation work. If you get a soda with ice they fill the cup half full of ice,so that when you start drinking it and get to the middle of the drink you are drinking watered down brown water.
Rob Lambert - June 10, 2018 - Report this comment
A couple years before the Whaler, but.. From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, a TV spot with the animated Burger King and his inept wizard. The king orders, "Make me a strawberry shake!" Wizard turns king into one, then into an order of fries, before restoring him to normal. Offer for a plush Burger King toy, two dollars with minimum food purchase. This aired on "The Osmonds" cartoon over ABC (11/11/72). The show was animated in England (similar to the "Beatle" cartoons) by Videocraft. Episode has the Osmond brothers returning to Utah, where Donny hopes to reconcile with a girlfriend who dumped him for another guy. Donny won her back in a skiing contest, though little Jimmy nearly wrecked things. The Osmonds voiced their cartoon figures. Other talent included Paul Frees and Iris Rainier (female characters). Other commercials were for Post Super Orange Crisp, Mattel Vroom motorbikes, Shasta soda and Flintstones vitamins. Network promo for "Saturday Superstar Movie."

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