Wendys Pretzel Burger Review

Wendys Pretzel Burger Review

 

Wendys Pretzel Burger Review

I haven’t been in a Wendy’s in years, but their new offering, the Pretzel Pub Bacon Cheeseburger caught my eye. I like bacon. And cheese. And pretzels. How bad can it be?

The “official” ingredient list: Fresh, never-frozen beef, warm beer cheese sauce, Applewood smoked bacon, smoky honey mustard, crispy fried onions, pickles, and a slice of muenster cheese all on an extra soft pretzel bun.

When I am trying something to write about, I always order it like they intended it. Then I deconstruct, try each of the ingredients, see how they stack up to the hype.

So here’s the deal.  The original “pretzel roll”  a German product called “LAUGENBROETCHEN” is a delight.  Soft, but ‘pretzely’, dusted with coarse salt.  I used to by imported ones from a German deli in Portland, Oregon.  Wendy’s are an Americanized version, as are most pretzel rolls/buns I have had in the US (they seem to be available everywhere now), soft, yet firm, right color, but American bakers seem to think sugar is a big ingredient, and I don’t care for that.

While there are many pretzel roll bakers in the US, a Milwaukee company has had a lot of success in restaurants and grocers, Miller Baking markets a collection of rolls called “Pretzillas.”

Beef patty. Good enough for fast food. I only got the single.  Are they supposed to be gray in color?

There are so many wet ingredients on the sandwich if the onions were every “crispy fried” is was long before they hit the patty.

I don’t, under any circumstances, like ‘honey-flavored’ anything – be it mustard, butter, dairy spread, corn bread or whatever. Again, extra sugar shoved into a savory item?  Not for me.

Wendy’s bacon is thick cut, cooked to perfection and a delight in every bite. Good on the pickles, too, and I always like Muenster cheese, because it melts so well, and here it’s no exception.

Warm beer cheese sauce was lost on me.  Not really an identifiable taste or texture.

Overall? I liked it.  I might try to order it again, sans some of the disagreeable elements. I might.

The combo was $7.89, $8.50 with tax.  In these parts, you can get Wendy’s delivered via Doordash, Grubhub, and Postmates. Do people actually get fast food delivered?  Doesn’t that double (or more) the cost of the meal?

Anyway, the photo up top is Wendy’s promotional photo.  Pictures of my sandwich are below. How does it compare?

Wendys Pretzel Burger Review

Wendys Pretzel Burger Review

 

Wendys Pretzel Burger Review

Wendys Pretzel Burger Review