Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review: Wendy's 1/4 lbs. Single, Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe, Crispy Chicken Caesar Wrap

Wendy's, to me, always seemed like the poor adopted little brother of McDonald's and Burger King. I mean they did not have a niche like Sonic or Whataburger does, they do not offer breakfast everywhere, and they have had a simple menu up to a few years ago. That all has really started to change, for better or for worse. They are trying to change their imagine into the "healthy alternative" of fast food places. They have been pushing Salads, their wide options of sides to their combos, and they "all natural" products. Well  personally I have always liked Wendy's. I think they have some of the best burgers in the fast food world. The changes they have been going through the past few years with adding more salads and making "all natural" fries have both been positive to me. They also still have a decent value menu (it was great until they just took off half of it), which gets new things on it every now and again. Well to go with their "all natural" image they recently just changed their burgers to be "more fresh". They also added two new things to their 99 cent menu, which it needed after loosing about four things.

I will go ahead and start with the 1/4 lbs. Classic Single (with Cheese)

I am going to make these easy. The burger as a whole did not seem that different. They toppings seemed pretty much the same. That is a positive when it comes to Wendy's because they have always done a great job having fresh and quality toppings. The bun also seems like the same as before. The only big changes I noticed was the beef and the cheese. The beef itself was definitely thicker. Now was it Juicier? meh not really. I mean it IS fast food so it is not like they can make it Medium Rare. I guess for a fast food burger it definitely had more moisture compared to a BK or McDonald's burger. It also had the same great flavor they have always had. They cheese was much better as well. A thicker slice which had much for flavor and density to it. It tasted like a good slice of real cheese, not processed crap cheese.

Overall I would say it is an improvement to before but the improvements are so minuscule I cannot say it is something you need to rush out and try. The average person probably would not even notice, which is probably along the lines of what they want. Still one of the best standard burgers in the fast food world.

Rating: 4/5 "It's Just Swell"

Now for the 99 cent Cheeseburger Deluxe

I actually really enjoyed this one. The beef patty was super tiny but for 99 cents I cannot say I am surprised. Where this value burger separates itself is the toppings. The vegetables are the same quality they put on their 1/4 lbs. Single and roughly the same amount! For a value burger, it is definitely top of the line.

Rating: 4/5 "It's Just Swell"

What about the Crispy Chicken Caesar Wrap?

Can you say disappointment? I do not have much good to say about this one except it was 99 cents. They chicken is just a crappy chicken patty from their 99 cent sandwich cut in two. It was not really crispy and it was so processed it was kind of hard to put down. Their was not even close to enough lettuce on this. Unfortunately they couldn't put too much more on it because the tortilla was so small and flimsy. The Caesar dressing was not horrible but I can see them putting WAY too much on and completely making it inedible.

The only reason this gets any points is price. That's all it has going for it.

Rating: 2/5 "It's Not Worth it"

Anyways that is all for today! Whataburger and Taco Bell coming up next week!

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