Okay, Okay. I admit that it's a bit out of character for us to review a fast-food burger. Generally, we are more into the local spots. But I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Wendy's. It started years ago when I'd go there with a buddy and we'd order triple cheeseburgers. In the absence of In-n-Out in Denver, Wendy's has always satisfied the cheap, easy, fast-food style part of my burger cravings. (Although I hesitate to put it in the same sentence as In-n-Out, which is VASTLY superior and in a different class altogether, I like Wendy's better than McDonalds and Burger King.)
Imagine my curiosity when Wendy's announced they were changing their recipe! I had to give it a shot. I ordered a Double.
A) Better buns, but not terribly different
B) Way too little salt on the beef (I think they reduced the salt for some stupid reason)
C) Great produce - I immediately liked the thin red onion and the pickles were really good
D) Bigger patties (in fact, a double cheeseburger is now marketed at a 1/2 lb, which borders on too big)
All in all, Wendy's stuck close enough to the original that I'll still visit. The saltless beef notwithstanding, I think the produce and bun improvements will earn overall positive marks from me.