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Here's How Much The First Burger King Whopper Cost
By Cynthia Anaya
With inflation and rising costs, Burger King has recently removed the Whopper from its value menu, with the popular item now costing more than $4, depending on the location. When the Whopper was introduced in 1957, you could buy it for a much smaller price.
When Burger King first introduced the Whopper in 1957, it cost just $.37, which is less than a modern postage stamp. We don’t know what the original Whopper Jr. cost, but based on average burger prices of the time, it likely went for around $.21 — a far cry from the $2.19 it costs today.
Unfortunately, we’ll probably never see a Whopper cost $.37 again, but Burger King did offer the burger for the original price in 2021 for two days to celebrate the restaurant’s 64th birthday. In 2012, the chain also offered the Whopper for $.55 to celebrate the burger’s 55th anniversary.