I know this might be an offense to many tourists visiting Budapest for the purpose of its tasty gastronomy. I know most people would call it a punishment to dine in a McDonalds or a Burger King restaurant while in Budapest. But, there is this group of people who find fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Burger King a safe haven for a quick, cheap, and safe meal.
So, what should you expect if you visit a McDonalds or a Burger King in Budapest in order to buy a Big Mac menu, a Whopper Menu, or maybe a Happy Meal in McDonald’s? After all, it is often families with children who hate waiting 30 minutes for an order to be served in a restaurant that visits such places. Or maybe students who are on a budget and just want something quick and cheap.
The price of a Whopper Menu in Budapest
If you are a fan of Burger King and their Whopper sandwich, the price of a Whopper menu in Budapest is 1530 HUF. (appx 4,9 Euro). If you want a supersize menu with larger fries (or a different sort of fries) and a larger drink, the price is 1660 HUF.
Why should you eat a Whopper and not a Big Mac? It feels fresher due to the fresh vegetables, and the meat feels more like meat.
The price of the children’s meal (King Junior Meal) at Burger King is 820 HUF as of 2018.
The price of a Big Mac menu in Budapest
Would you rather go to McDonald’s? I know, the taste of a Whopper feels fresher than the taste of a Big Mac, but there is something about the Big Mac taste that makes it so easy to eat that you just love eating it. I remember watching Super Size Me once, and do you know what I dreamt of as I left the cinema? A Big Mac! 🙂
If you would like to buy a Big Mac menu in Budapest, the price for a normal size menu is 1280 HUF (appx. 4 Euro) If you want the bigger menu with larger fries and a larger drink, the price is 1410 HUF.
The price of the happy meal at McDonald’s is 790 HUF as of 2018.
Do you find these prices to be expensive, or is it worth it? It is worth noticing that you can get much better hamburgers for the same price (or lower) in serious hamburger bars in Budapest, so it isn’t necessarily cheaper to eat in Burger King or McDonald’s, compared to other places. But, it is quicker, it often feels safer, and the kids love it.
Fun fact: There are more than 50 McDonalds restaurants in Budapest. In addition, you can find lots of Burger Kings restaurants. Besides these giants, you can also find more and more KFC restaurants.
- Want something tastier accompanied with good Hungarian wine? Read about our wine dinners in Budapest here.
So, what kind of tourist are you? Would you ever eat in McDonalds or Burger King during a trip to Budapest, or some other big city around the world? Or would you rather find something local no matter what?