Do you love hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and milkshakes? Then you must be a regular visitor at Checkers! This popular fast-food restaurant has everything you need – affordable prices, a wide selection of food (chicken wings, hot dogs, burgers, French fries, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, slushies, fruity freeze slushies, and, of course, soft drinks), and availability – did you know that Checkers has more than 870 locations in over 28 states?
However, what makes Checkers stand out is seasoned French fries – the restaurant offers Famous Seasoned Fries (secretly seasoned), Fry-Seasoned Monsterella Stix (mozzarella sticks tossed with the Famous Seasoned Fries seasoning, Fully Loaded Fries (Famous Seasoned Fries topped with cheese, ranch, and bacon), and Cheese Chili Cheese Fries. I highly recommend trying Chekers’ fries and other menu items with their best dipping sauces, so in this article, we will review all 10 Checkers sauces and see which are the best for you!
Checkers Sauces In-Depth Guide – What Sauces Does Checkers Have?
Checkers has 11 sauces and seasonings for burgers and wings, including:
- Angry Buffalo (10 cal/1 fl.oz)
- Medium Buffalo (5 cal/1 fl.oz)
- Ranch Dipper (210 cal per serving)
- Sweet & Smoky BBQ (80 cal/ 1 fl.oz)
- Honey Mustard (160 cal per serving)
- Parmesan Garlic (160 cal per serving)
- Blue Cheese (230 cal per serving)
- Franks Buffalo Hot sauce (10 cal per pc)
- Ranch Dressing (150 cal/1 fl.oz)
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning (0/0.25 fl.oz)
- BBQ Sauce Dipper (60 cal per pc)
Now that you know the names of all sauces and seasonings at Checkers, let’s dive into each one and see what they taste like and what they best go with.
Checker’s Angry Buffalo Sauce
This is probably the best wing sauce at Checkers – made with hot sauce, vinegar, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, this sauce will definitely give you a tongue-burning feeling. Angry Buffalo sauce tastes like a regular buffalo sauce taken to a new level – it is extra spicy, tangy, and sour with some sweet notes. If you like spicy sauces, take on the challenge! Do not forget to get a drink, though, as it might burn your mouth!
Checker’s Medium Buffalo Sauce
If you don’t like extreme but still want a spicy and sour sauce for the wings, try out medium buffalo sauce – it has a mildly sour flavor with moderate heat notes and creamy and delicate texture from the added butter. Medium buffalo sauce also has some acidic notes from vinegar.
Checker’s Ranch Dipping Sauce
If you want extra zing and creaminess to your French fries, check out Checker’s ranch dipping sauce. Made with high-quality sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, garlic, and mayo, this American sauce is creamy and versatile – it goes well with burgers, fries, onion rings, sandwiches, tacos, wraps, and if often added to salads or served with meat. Remember though, that ranch dipping sauce is high in calories.
Checker’s Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce
At Checker’s, sweet and smoky BBQ sauce is served with both burgers and wings. Made with apple cider vinegar, honey, hot sauce, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce, it has a perfect blend of sweet and smoky notes and a slightly acidic aftertaste from the vinegar. I like this sauce with wings, but it also tastes great on burgers and even fries.
Checker’s Honey Mustard Sauce
Nothing beats honey mustard dipping sauce – a perfect blend of sweet and warmly spicy. You can use this condiment for dipping fries at Checkers or topping your sandwich. In general, honey mustard is rather mild and goes well with almost anything – try it on beef, chicken, veal, rabbit, and turkey! Honey mustard also goes well with vegetables and salads. The recipe for honey mustard dipping sauce is pretty straightforward – simply combine mayo, mustard, honey, vinegar, and your favorite spices!
Checker’s Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Are you a fan of rich, sharp, and tangy types of cheeses? Why not take your addiction to the next level and combine oh-so-yummy parmesan with butter, heavy cream, and garlic powder? Parmesan garlic sauce is truly one of the best sauces ever – it tastes creamy, nutty, moderately spicy, and with rich garlic notes. This condiment goes especially well with wings – parmesan garlic sauce does have a slight kick, but it will not fade the flavor of juicy chicken.
The richness of the taste of the sauce, of course, depends on the parmesan variety; but Checker’s parmesan garlic dipping sauce is not too wild – it is moderately spicy and cheesy, and it won’t overwhelm your taste buds.
Checker’s Blue Cheese Sauce
Now if parmesan garlic is not strong enough for you, try out Checker’s blue cheese dipping sauce! It is assertive, salty, rich, creamy, and pungent – it is definitely not for everyone. To enjoy this one, you really must LOVE sharp, tangy, and strong-smelling types of cheese! Made with blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, and garlic, this condiment goes well with chicken but can also be added to burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, or used as a dipping sauce for fries or onion rings. Blue cheese sauce is somewhat similar to ranch dressing as the two condiments have a similar creamy and velvety texture, a tangy flavor profile, and a similar nutritional value.
Checker’s Frank’s Buffalo Hot Sauce
Made with cayenne red peppers, butter, vinegar, water, salt, and garlic powder, Frank’s hot dipping sauce at Checker’s is definitely for those who like it spicy. This condiment has a rich sour and spicy flavor profile with smooth buttery notes and goes well with fries, sandwiches, and burgers. But do not get fooled by the name – this sauce is not too hot, in fact, it has some rich, creamy notes that taste delicious with wings without providing too much heat. Some say that there are not enough stars in the solar system to rate this amazing sauce, so I recommend you check it out, too!
Checker’s Ranch Dressing
Creamy, tangy, buttery, and with a slight spicy kick, ranch dressing is an awesome choice for those who like mild flavors and creamy textures. Made with high-quality pickles and buttermilk, this dressing has no competitors!
Checker’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning
As the name suggests, this seasoning is made of lemon zest, black pepper, and salt. Some recipes also include garlic powder and onion powder, but Checkers just uses 3 main ingredients. This seasoning has a rich floral, citrus, and woody aroma and zesty, sour, and spicy flavor – it is definitely not for everyone, but Checker’s lemon pepper seasoning and boneless wings are a match made in heaven! Try it next time you are there!
Checker’s BBQ Sauce Dipper
Do you like tangy, spicy, and sweet dipping sauces? Then look no further than Checker’s BBQ sauce! It tastes like a sweet and tart tomato with rich, spicy, and garlicky notes. The BBQ dipping sauce is made with brown sugar, cider vinegar, black pepper, Spanish paprika, and tomato sauce, this condiment has a whole lot of flavors, including sweet, spicy, tangy, tart, hot, and salty. This sauce has a perfect texture, it is not too watery or thick, which is what you should be looking for in a dipping sauce.
When it comes to sauces, Checkers has got it all, from creamy and tangy Parmesan Garlic to tongue-burning Buffalo Hot sauce! All Checkers dipping sauces and seasonings are rich and flavorful, so you can’t go wrong ordering them to complement your burgers, wings, and even fries (although the fries at Checkers are already seasoned, but why not?). My favorite sauce at Checkers is Angry Buffalo, as its spicy, tangy, and sweet and sour aftertaste goes perfectly with chicken wings, and what about you?