I rarely eat fast food, but last weekend I decided to cheat on my diet and stop at Wendy’s for fries and a frosty. Salty and sweet. Not having eaten at Wendy’s in a while, I couldn’t help but notice the fries were devastatingly delicious. Normally Wendy’s fries are pretty average. I didn’t think much of it, though, when you’ve been dieting and depriving yourself of calories for a few months EVERYTHING tastes delicious. Even Bran Flakes…
Lo and behold, I learned the other day that Wendy’s is serving new fries. I was intrigued as I really was blown away by how good the fries were when I ate them last weekend. I did notice that the potatoes had the skin on, which is the first step towards delicious homemade fries and mashed potatoes. Seriously, does anyone peel potatoes anymore? I leave the skin on when I make potato soup. But I digress…
I went back to Wendy’s last night to confirm they were delicious and to blow up my diet. The short answer is…yes. They are as good as I thought they were. What is the secret? According to Wendy’s they are now exclusively using Russet potatoes (what took them so long), leaving the skin on, and seasoning with sea salt.
Seems to me they are simply using a higher quality potato, and it shows. Good for them. This EP writer gives them a big, diet-destroying thumbs up.
I know that KFC got a lot of publicity for the Double Down — not the least of which was from EP — but it seems like there is a subtle, unspoken race to outdo the Colonel. The Orange County Register, which I read religiously, has clued us in on a new contender. Welcome the addition from Carl’s Jr.: The Footlong Cheeseburger.
Carl's Jr. Footlong Cheeseburger
Where's the beef?
Call me crazy, but it sure just appears to be three patties (above picture is half of the footlong) poorly arranged on a sub bun. Subway would catch hell for this lack of tessellation. I’m sure Carl’s Sr. is rolling over in his grave, I mean it’s pretty much just an elongated triple cheeseburger. I’m not impressed.
By the way, I’m still waiting for my lifetime supply of free Frosty’s, Wendy’s. It’s an extremely generous offer to save your moribund eatery. And it won’t last forever.
It is time for the rest of our fast food establishments to catch Double Down fever! I have the following suggestion for Wendy’s, and my only compensation request will be free Frosty’s for life. They don’t even need to be twisted, just the plain old Frosty will do.
Jeremy’s Wendy’s version of the Double Down, I call it the:
Say what again!
It is quite simple, actually. Order a Baconator and ask for two Spicy Chicken patties as the bun. Assemble, eat and don’t forget to put extra salt on your fries.
One month's worth of food in North Korea
Just beef, bacon and cheese between two spicy chicken patties. Glorious. Makes the Double Down look like hospital food.
One of the first posts I did on this blog was one dedicated to my hatred of boneless chicken wings. I got a reply from a “sgh”, stating I did not know what I was talking about:
You might want to go talk with your sources about what a Boneless Wing is made of. Real boneless wings are made from 100% all white meat chicken – the breast. Some lower quality products – aka Nuggets – are made from grinding meat.
Try the new Wendy’s Boneless Wings. They will be in store in the next couple of weeks. When you bite into them you will see that they look like the meat from a breast or their premium chicken sandwiches.
I decided to visit the nearest Wendy’s location to give them a try. I went with the bold buffalo flavored variety, because buffalo sauce is one of my favorite things in the world. What I found out was that these “premium” boneless wings were $3.99. For real? I can get McNuggets down the road for .99 cents and spin them in home made buffalo sauce for free. Add in a chicken sandwich and a large cherry coke, and you’ve got yourself the shittiest $10 lunch in the history of shitty $10 lunches. I can’t be spending $10 bucks on lunch. Who am I? Bill Gates? No, I’m a struggling student that likes to eat, damnit.
What I got were several chunks of average tasting chicken shaken in an average tasting buffalo sauce. When think of buffalo sauce, I think of a mixture of red hot sauce and butter. A delicious heavenly concoction. Wendy’s version of the sauce is more of a syrupy consistency, with not a whole lot of tang. The taste is more sweet than spicy. I counted 5 above averages sized pieces of chicken, and 4 very small sizes. Oh, and no bleu cheese dipping sauce? What a crime.
In response to sgh, I spoke to my sources and they told me that Wendy’s boneless wings suck. Maybe if they were a buck and some change my expectations wouldn’t be so high but for $3.99 I want some seriously good chicken, not a bunch of average pieces of chicken tossed around in a syrupy artificially flavored sauce. I felt like Dave Thomas reached down from heaven and slapped me in the face.
Epic Portions does not reccomend Wendy’s boneless wings. In fact, we think they are terrible.