Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wendy's Cheesy Cheddarburger [Review]

As I documented in the review for the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe. Wendy's is doing their best to make their dollar menu somewhat relevant, but they seem to be failing miserably. I understand that things are a dollar, and they obviously aren't going to be busting with beef, but Wendy's has taken it too far with this joke of an offering.

First of all, the Cheesy Cheddarburger, most likely has a 85% profit margin. We have the bun, the beefy patty which doesn't have the amped up 25% bigger promise like the Jr. Deluxe "sports", a slice of cheese, and then top it off with cheddar cheese sauce? Yes, nacho cheese goop is supposed to be the calling card here? I don't really care, but if they put cotton candy on the burger and called it the Pink Rocket, I might be a little more excited.

I didn't think it was possible, but this one was even smaller than the Jr. Deluxe. I'm pretty sure an infant could fit this in the palm of their hand. I felt like I was in a Honey I Shrunk the Burger movie lifting it to my mouth.

The photos above, almost make it look like a White Castle Shooter. I couldn't believe this burger was actually on the adult menu compared to the kids menu. As you can see, this patty wouldn't even satisfy a squirrel. Its thinness is only enhanced by its weight, that of three paper clips and a moth ball.

Biting in, I felt like I was in the ol' high school cafeteria again. Adding nacho cheese to a burger sounds like something the likes of Helga and Petunia would do on Sloppy Joe Thursday whenever the mystery meat shipment didn't come in on time. The sandwich had little taste, and lacked any substantial flavor. Sure the meat tasted alright, except there was hardly any there. The added a hint of flair, the addition of bacon would have actually made this worth mentioning. But then again, knowing Wendy's the burger might spring to $2.50.

Another value burger failure, thanks to mismanaged meat, lack of creativity, and goopy gook. 1 star for this stink sandwich. I'd suggest the meaty, bold, and bountiful Taco Bell Beefy Crunch Burrito instead.



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Jessica said...

That just looks wrong.

Mike said...

Yes, like a sick joke. Glad we could steer you clear of making such an abysmal mistake.

Anonymous said...

Actually the burger is deffinately the same size as the junior cheese delux. imagin the delux with only cheese on it and it would appear smaller. I would suggest people add toppings to the burger. I think they taste good and i often get mine with ketchup, musterd, lettuce, and bacon.

Unknown said...

You just lost all credence with me.

You realize this burger is $1 right? Sure you could compare this to a baconator and this comes out looking small, but I think their premium sandwiches are $5.xx at my local Wendys.

So 1 baconator or 5 cheesy cheddar burgers? Or better yet, 1 baconator vs 2 cheesy cheddar burgers + 2 five piece spicy nuggets + a Monterrey ranch chicken sandwich.


Anonymous said...

+1 for the cheddar burger and the value menu!

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy but this is one of my favorite things on the menu. I don't have the appetite for the regular sized burgers, nor do I want the calories. I love the cheesy sauce and the burger, so wrong but so good!

Que said...

First time trying it tonight. I wasn't expecting much coming from the value menu. The extra nacho cheese did add some flavor and I liked it overall. It is not an item I would recommend if you are starving. I asked an employee "how big is the sandwich?" He replied, "Well it's a junior size, so pretty small." So i ended up purchasing two. They satisfied my appetite so I am pleased. For what it is, I give it a 2.5 out of 5. If you are not satisfied with the portion size of that sandwich, and would like to try something different, I highly recommend the crispy chicken caesar wrap. It has two pieces of chicken and is also on the value menu.