We have been to Wendy’s may be over 100 times in last 12 years. Never had food poisoning. Their Double-Stack burgers are a bargain. The chili is average. They serve their food hot and fresh tasting.
Wendy’s problem in my opinion is they have many items very cheap, like near a dollar, and many others near $5. They would be better to have more items around 3 bucks, and not have so many dollar items. All they have to do is improve the dollar items by adding a bit more meat, may be a fresh tomato slice, a good quality cheese slice, or a strip of crisp bacon.
Little by little, the cost of Wendy’s and some other fast food places has caught up with sit down places like Applebee’s, Red Robin’s, or your local independent diner. And you get much better food and bigger portions at the latter.
If you get a Wendy’s full sized salad and a coke, the cost is about $10.
IMO, sit down places have done a much better job at keeping prices low than fast food places have.
Most of the time when I go to fast food places, the food tastes like it’s been sitting around for hours. If I don’t ask for fries hot and crisp right out of the fryer, I will always get lukewarm, soggy fries. The opposite should be the norm - you should have to ask for lukewarm, soggy fries, not hot crispy ones.
This was the first time I ever got sick from eating at Wendy’s. The only other complaint I have at that store is miserably slow service, so I’m suspecting a management problem.
I am wondering whether the shift from full-time to part-time employees (forced by Obamacare) is having an effect on these fast food places. This Wendy’s seems to have all new people working there, I would guess recent immigrants.
Again, a management problem.