'Wendy's' on Serious Eats

NPR Tackles the Monstrosity of Wendy's 9-Patty T-Rex Burger

Until last week, you could get the T-Rex Burger—a cheeseburger featuring nine quarter-pound patties and nine slices of cheese—at just one Wendy's location in Manitoba, Canada. Not wanting to look like they condoned the 3,000 calorie meat tower, Wendy's took the semi-secret item off the menu after someone posted about the burger on Reddit. But nothing (aside from common sense) is stopping you from combining three triple cheeseburgers. More

Burger King Rated Slowest in Study of Fast Food Drive-Thrus

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Krystal, and other fast food chains get rated in QSR magazine's drive-thru study conducted across 41 states from over 2,000 visits to drive-thrus. QSR judged the drive-thrus in basic categories like service time, accuracy, and customer service, and more specific categories including "visibility of dumpsters" and "condition of landscaping." More

Wendy's Testing Premium 'Black Label' Burgers in Wichita and Columbus

Wendy's is classing it up with a new line of Black Label Burgers—tagline, "The perfect harmony of signature taste and select ingredients"—currently being tested in Wichita, Kansas, and Columbus, Ohio. The quarter-pound burgers come in Bacon Portabella (with mushroom sauce, muenster cheese, three half-slices of bacon, thick tomato slice, and peppery sauce; $4.89) and Spicy Santa Fe (with guacamole, pepper jack cheese, mixed salad greens, thick tomato slice, red onion slices, and cilantro jalapeño lime sauce; $4.49), says GrubGrade. More

Wendy's Relaunches in Japan with Foie Gras-topped Burger

After leaving the Japanese market in 2009, Wendy's reopened in Japan yesterday with its first location in Omotesando, an upscale shopping district in Tokyo, and has plans to eventually open 700 locations in Japan, reports Businessweek. With the grand opening comes a new line of Japan Premium items, most prominently a foie gras-topped burger called the Foie Gras Rossini for ¥1280 (about $16.50). More

Wendy's New Burger, The W, Coming Soon

Three months after coming with their newest burger, the Hot 'N Juicy, Wendy's is releasing another burger, The W, in December. The burger will feature two 2.25-ounce patties, two slices of cheese, red onion, tomato, crinkle-cut pickles, and special sauce—looking like a smaller version of a double-patty Hot 'N Juicy. It will sell for $2.99, a price that falls between Wendy's value menu and the Hot 'N Juicy. [via Business First, AP] More

Reality Check: Wendy's Bacon Mushroom Melt

Wendy's Bacon Mushroom Melt has garnered somewhat of a cult following. Dating back to the '90s, it has disappeared and reappeared from menus across the country. I found this one in Orange, New Jersey, not more than three weeks ago. As it turns out, there's no information on the Wendy's website. Hopefully, this post will flush out some more data on a burger as elusive, it would seem, as the McRib of yore. More

Burger Love in Social Media

From social media consultant Jason Falls comes this chart illustrating reception of major burger brands in social media based on volume of conversation, sentiment, and passion, using data pulled by ConsumerBase. In-N-Out had the most volume, but came in second for positive chatter right behind Five Guys. White Castle was the most polarizing between love and hate, and Wendy's was most disliked, although not passionately so. Read more at Falls' site, Social Media Explorer. More

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