Skip to comments.You can't reinvent the burger; you can remake it
Posted on 09/19/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT by mylifeEdited on 09/19/2011 9:22:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
You can't reinvent the burger; you can remake it NEW YORK (AP) When Wendy's decided to remake its 42-year-old hamburger, the chain agonized over every detail. A pickle chemist was consulted. Customers were quizzed on their lettuce knowledge. And executives went on a cross-country burger-eating tour. [snip]
You want me to buy a burger? Start with a fat patty and use a kaiser roll. Somthing that you can mound lots of nice toppings on without it falling apart.
I like the fish sangwich too
We wanted it to be better. Isn’t that what long-term brands do? They reinvent themselves.
Perhaps getting the order right the first time would be in order as well.
Yes they do.
I hope they make a better burger rather than reinventing themselves by selling oatmeal like McDonald.
My order is pretty simple.
Two chili’s with the spice packs and an order of fries to dunk in it.
I used to love Wendy’s burgers - a double with mustard, pickle and onion only. They were served hot and the meat was juicy. I liked the fries too. For dietary reasons I quit eating fast food for several years but not long ago I ordered a Wendy’s burger out of nostalgia. It was awful! The servers were hostile and surly, the meat was dry and overcooked, they put just a tiny dab of mustard on, 1 pickle slice and no onions I could find. When I asked for more they angrily slapped on a little more mustard and another pickle slice. I threw the inedible burger in the trash and am never going back. The new owners have a people problem, not a food problem.
Color me stupid, but I still don’t understand what’s happening here.
Is this truly a wholesale change, or just another item? The wording is confusing to me.
Start by making it not revolting. I've only had one Wendy's burger in my entire life, and it made me sick. The bun was completely soggy, the meat was not done in the middle, and the lettuce was so limp, it drooped over the edge of the bun like one of Dali's clocks.
I did like their hot dogs, though, when I still ate stuff like that.
If you like a big FF burger with mustard and onions you want Whataburger!
I’ve loved Wendy’s. But then, there is little fast food I don’t like.
If their pickles are as I recently saw at my parents’ neighborhood 1 the other week (”crinkled”), then forget it. I hate those pickles - they’re those gross “bread&butter” or whatever pickles, instead of a proper genuine dill.
In the past they’ve had “healthy” lettuce on it, too, which I don’t like. Sorry, I’m all for iceberg. I really don’t care how “healthy” it is, Moosechelle.
Looks to me like they are attempting to revamp the burgers over all.
I think that is great, because I am no fan of limp wimpy burgers
None compare to the burgers I now make at home. No Whataburger stores in my area anyhow. But there’s a locally-owned place that makes an amazing cheeseburger when I’m in the mood.
IMO they just made them smaller. For that price ? Too much.
You want an awesome burger ? Go to Bobby Flay’s BBP
Bobby’s Burger Palace. Unbelieveable ! !
I like leaf lettuce, it has more flavor, but put some Tomato and red onions under that so the damn stuff doesn’t wilt when it hits the hot beef.
And Honestly, how hard is it to make sure that the tomatoes are ripe?
I can make a better burger than Bobby Flay ;)
He aint the only guy in the world that knows about chipotle sauce and Ortega peppers! LoL
Chain-wise, nothing comes close to 5 Guys.
I’m with you.
I rarely purchase burgers from the fast food guys.
I like the idea of having a toasted bun. I don’t know why the franchisees would make such a big deal out of it. It keeps the bun from being to soggy and at least gives the impression that someone put a little more effort into making your burger.
Wendy’s has the worst burgers on the planet. In N Out..Whataburger are much much better. In the Midwest..Culvers or Steak n Shake.
Increasing it to more than 20lb? I wonder how much they pay per ream?
But they give “it” a “name”, and talk about no longer having mustard - who doesn’t allow mustard on a burger? A “Name” like that usually implies 1 particular item. Do we now have to say, “I want a double Hot&Juicy..”? What’s the point of naming it if it’s not just another item on the menu?
I like flat burgers. They cook thoroughly and minimize all the disgusting gristly-ball cartilage that inherently is part of burgers and why, except for FF, I’m not a big fan of them.
Their onions are the best.
I worked at Wendy’s back in my post high school years and I LOVED the food. I knew it was made well and that the chili was just yesterdays over cooked meat mashed up and given spices.
I would eat 2 jr bacons every day if I knew it wouldn’t make me die at 40.... Mmmmmmm Bacon.
What if you don’t like tomatoes and onions (red is horrid for breath - I won’t kiss my husband when he’s had sandwiches with reds for a day)? What do you do to protect the lettuce?
The only flavor “healthy” lettuce has is bitterness. :-)
Thanks for that. I have to go to Cincinnati on Friday, so I’ll try the one in Blue Ash.
I worked at the 1 I mentioned above, too. My 1st job at 17 way back, still in school. Only lasted 2 months - hated how they always changed schedules and didn’t seem to consider much that you’re in school; moved to a brand-new theater instead. Also learned it’s not too fun working with food! But generally I had no real problems with what they did there.
We use to have a place in town that did that and buttered it.
They had a toaster/butter conveyer belt thing that was awesome!
Endless Hand cut fries, Pinto beans with jalapeno, and cornbread.
They had amazing foot tall coconut cream pies.
The place burnt to the ground :(
I think Culver’s Butter burger still toasts the bun, but then they get it sopping with butter
I swear I am addicted to whataburger.
I haven’t tried Steak and shake.
I agree on the others.
Their spicy chicken sandwich and chili are awesome.
Steak and Shake is good, but don’t go through the drive-thru unless you have 20 minutes to spare...and that’s if you’re the only car.
If its just one more item on the menu it will flop.
They need to add that level of detail to the entire menu to set themselves apart.
I love threads about fast food... direct assault on FLOTUS’ food police!
We all know what the Chili is, but I love it.
NOBODY else does that.
Burgers changed after the E. Coli outbreak in So Cal. It started at several Jack-n-the-box’s and resulted in a few deaths. Think that was around 1979-80. Ever since then the major fast food places overcook them.
I love onions!
I want a “hand spanked” burger!
The only thing Michael Moore & I will ever agree on.
Reason #483,325 why I remain single. I'll eat what I please, whenever I please. Devil take the hindmost.
Dang, Nothing near NY
All I know is I dont give a hoot if red onions pollute! LoL
We lost the last burger joint in town that still used them recently.
They had been around since the 40’s and used to have car shows..
Whataburger is the same way
My Son who was raised out of state loves Whataburger LoL
I remember the day he ate a whole one for the first time.
He was so proud. LoL
I think their spicy chicken is as good or better than Chik~fil~a
Not hard, just expensive. We are talking about fast food here not a real 5 star restaurant.
Exactly. I have always hated Wendy's burgers, for the reasons you cited. Although the bad service goes along with it. How do you mess up a hamburger, for heaven's sake?