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Giant T-Rex Burger, sold at Brandon Wendy’s, now extinct
Winnipeg Sun ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Bender

Posted on 06/12/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT by rickmichaels

Just when the Wendy’s in Brandon was getting the most publicity it has had in years, its burger buzz was killed.

The Huffington Post created a sensation when it released a story Tuesday about the T-Rex Burger, a nine-patty monstrosity priced at $21.99 that was only being sold at the Brandon restaurant.

The burgers were born after a fictional ad appeared in an edition of Sports Illustrated magazine nine years ago. Customers started requesting the artery-clogger and Wendy’s management had obliged almost daily for the past nine years — despite the fact it was not actually listed on the menu.

The corporate head office told the Brandon outlet to cease and desist in the wake of the unwanted attention late Wednesday.

“Wendy’s neither promotes nor condones the eating of a nine-patty burger in one sitting,” Blake Trotter, co-owner of the Brandon Wendy’s said, reading directly from a statement issued from the head office.

The mammoth burger is reportedly 3,000 calories and one unidentified gentleman had ordered one the previous three straight days, according to a witness who wished to remain anonymous.

“We strive to provide a positive dining experience for our customers,” Trotter said, continuing to read from the statement.

The Brandon Wendy’s has already removed the old ad of the Dino burger from inside the restaurant, Trotter confirmed. That doesn’t necessarily mean the burger has gone the way of the Dodo bird.

“It’s just a triple-triple burger,” said the witness.

A request for comment from the corporate office in Dublin, Ohio was not returned.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beef; fastfood

1 posted on 06/12/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Looks like a REAL whopper.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: rickmichaels

2 1/4 pounds. What’s the big deal?


3 posted on 06/12/2013 7:07:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: rickmichaels

Yeah, just buy 3 triples and make your own.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 7:11:41 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: rickmichaels

Remove the buns and it’s perfectly Atkins-Friendly.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 7:13:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels
"We've got a great product!"
"Yeah?"
"It's a big seller!"
"Yeah?"
"We're getting lots of publicity!"
"Yeah?"
"Best idea we've had in years!"
"Yeah? Is it healthy?"
"Well ... no."
"Then cease and desist. Don't sell that anymore."

Why America is stupid.

6 posted on 06/12/2013 7:20:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: dfwgator

Triple Cheese Everything No Bun with a Biggie Water (except they stopped calling it “Biggie” in 2006)


7 posted on 06/12/2013 7:21:14 PM PDT by FreeAgent
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To: ClearCase_guy

There’s a step in there somewhere where they assume the buyer eats the whole thing all by himself and all in one sitting.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 7:23:47 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: rickmichaels

Wendy’s makes custom burgers of any size if you ask. You can still order the same exact burger at any Wendy’s

I hope the policy doesn’t change because of these PC idiots


9 posted on 06/12/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: rickmichaels
T-Rex burger....that ain't nothin'...


Try a Fast Food Lasagna!
10 posted on 06/12/2013 7:34:14 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: varyouga

“Wendy’s makes custom burgers of any size if you ask. You can still order the same exact burger at any Wendy’s...”

Exactly what I was thinking. Walk in and order one....is the person behind the counter going to say “No sir, that’s not healthy for you so we can’t sell it to you. Would you like one of our deluxe salads instead?”

And, hey, I’m a healthy eater but if somebody want’s one of these things....sell it to them.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 7:38:12 PM PDT by FAA
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To: rickmichaels

would love to have one delivered to Mayor Bloomberg.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: rottndog

Damn, that look delicious!!! I’m serious!!!


13 posted on 06/12/2013 7:43:56 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

I’ll just go over to the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX for their 72 oz. steak. It’s free if eaten in an hour!
http://www.bigtexan.com/


14 posted on 06/12/2013 7:48:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (IÂ’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: rickmichaels
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15 posted on 06/12/2013 8:38:42 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Then cease and desist. Don't sell that anymore."

ObamaCare Advance Guard!

16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:29:59 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: ClearCase_guy
If someone is stupid enough to order a $22 burger, GIVE it to them.

And laugh all the way to the bank.

17 posted on 06/12/2013 9:57:48 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: rickmichaels

So, this is along the lines of Bloomberg’s nonsense about only selling 16 oz soft drinks. If you want a nine patty burger and they won’t sell it to you, buy nine single patty burgers. Some people have sh** for brains and call it liberalism.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 10:17:24 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I’ll just go over to the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX for their 72 oz. steak. It’s free if eaten in an hour!

I love that place! I've only been there once(I don't live in Texas)but the service was excellent and it was fun watching people try to eat that big steak.

19 posted on 06/12/2013 10:20:04 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rickmichaels

Do you need teeth of a hydra to eat it?


20 posted on 06/12/2013 11:48:06 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: FreeAgent

I never noticed the disuse of “biggie”... which is odd because those snooty joints that sell ventis instead of larges... I always insist on large.

I am inclined to order a biggie frosty next time I am at Wendy’s.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 12:00:05 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: rickmichaels

These days there is, quite simply, NOTHING on Planet Earth that won’t be protested by some dried up old *sshole who simply cannot bear the thought that someone, somewhere, might be enjoying life.

It’s a shame - but quite predictable, given the times in which we live - that management caved on this.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 1:27:02 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: rickmichaels

1. Many Wendy’s don’t even have the Triple on the menu board, though it was on the wonderfully spartan original Wendy’s menu board. You could always order a triple, whether it is on the board or not.

2. You’d n fool to order a burger that overpriced, is it marked up for being in Branson or something? A Triple should NOT cost $7, and this is three Triples.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 3:57:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Never underestimate upper mgmts ability to snatch failure from the jaws of success.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 7:30:21 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: rickmichaels

Economics might have something to do with it, too. Nine patties equals nine singles or four doubles and a single, or three doubles and three singles...maybe it adds up to a bigger profit than the monster.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 9:57:23 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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