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.