The Big King sandwich is one of the more popular hamburgers being sold by Burger King today. The original Big King was arranged in a three-piece roll, but it was later changed to a typical double burger and numerous variations were made to its name, such as King Supreme and Double Supreme.
The Big King was discontinued in the US in the late 1990s but made a comeback in late 2013, with chicken variants available in Canada and the US. There are several variants of the Big King being marketed internationally, some with the center roll and some without. Apart from the regular variants, Burger King also comes up with several limited time versions of the burger to attract customers.
The Big King was originally known as the Double Supreme cheeseburger and became publicly available in January 1996. The Double Supreme cheeseburger actually looked like the Big Mac in its first incarnation with two beef patties, sesame seed bun, onions, pickles, lettuce and cheese. However, the product was renamed the Big King a year later, and in 2001 became known as the King Supreme.
Sales of the product proved very strong particularly in Canada and Europe, and a King Supreme XXL version became available in Central and South America.