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Wendy's Onion rings - Local Oddity? [moved from Boston board]

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hargau Sep 4, 2007 03:23 PM

I know its a chain but im posting here because this seems to be a local oddity. The corporate website has no mention of it, nor have i ever seen or heard of this anywhere else.

I drove by Wendy's in Maynard today and the sign said "try our REAL onion rings"

I didnt stop but i have to admit it got my curiousity....

Anyone ever had these? Or even seen them for that matter?

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    Newburyport John Sep 4, 2007 06:02 PM

    Had them a couple weeks ago. Pretty good. Very similar to the ones from BK.

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      Blumie Sep 5, 2007 07:26 AM

      How can they be both "pretty good" and "very similar to the ones from BK?" Mutually exclusive concepts, IMHO.

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        callitasicit Sep 19, 2007 12:10 PM

        If they are very similar to BK"s, they can't be very good at all.

      2. Infomaniac Sep 4, 2007 06:07 PM

        I tried them this weekend. The sign should say, "try our REAL (previously frozen) onion rings"

        I got a small which had about six rings in it. Breaded coating fell off half of them, and they tasted just horrible. I threw half of them away....NG

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          hargau Sep 4, 2007 06:14 PM

          bummer. Sounded promising from the sign.. I hate the BK ones.. Chopped up onion inside, yuck...

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            southernitalian Sep 19, 2007 10:39 AM

            Seriously? I've loved them since I was a kid. The only reason I go to BK is for the rings.

        2. jgg13 Sep 4, 2007 09:06 PM

          They've had them in other areas of the country before here - no local oddity.

          Compared to most fast food rings, they're pretty good - but I *really* wouldn't go out of your way. If those *'s around the *really* could have more emphasis, it have them.

          1. BaileysMom521 Sep 5, 2007 06:18 AM

            I had them yesterday. One order had four onion rings and the coating was def falling off. Not so good.

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              cambridgejen Sep 5, 2007 04:02 PM

              I had them at a Wendy's in New Jersey a couple months ago, and wasn't impressed. I agree that they taste like BK's rings and have that chopped onion meal texture inside instead of the real onion slices.

              1. Chew on That Sep 19, 2007 10:29 AM

                Definitely haven't seen onion rings at any Wendy's near me!

                1. monkuboy Sep 19, 2007 12:12 PM

                  They don't have them in Southern California. But if they are like BK's I am with the majority here - that must mean they are terrible and not even real onion "rings."

                  I like Jack in the Box (but I guess they don't have them on the east coast?)

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