HOME > Chowhound > Chains >

Discussion

The Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger is heading your way!

  • 20
  • Share

Should be in stores by July 4.
http://www.grubgrade.com/2013/06/24/p...

Are you trying it?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. I saw this on the menu today, but was just driving through for a snack - spicy nuggets & small frosty - so didn't get it, but I plan to try for sure!

    1. I'm looking forward to trying it. I love pretzel buns with burgers.

      2 Replies
      1. re: chris1621

        Had it today, roll definitely tasted like a pretzel. Rest is same ol' Wendys

        1. re: L2k

          ITA. Loved the strawberry lemonade and strawberry tea though.

      2. Interesting. This is the first I've seen of this.

        While all burger restaurants come out with new/limited time/special burgers, most of the time the buns all seems to remain the same. Even McD's "artisan" burgers have the virtually the same bun in that it's soft and fluffy.

        I feel that the bun is a yet unused area of potential change and variety. I look forward to trying this (the jury is out as to whether it will actually be any good), but hopefully this pretzel bun will be the start of of even more bun options.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Midknight

          Arby's recently came out with a sandwich using King's Hawaiian Rolls. (I love those rolls.) According to grubgrade.com Firehouse Subs are going to launch a Hawaiian Roll sandwich as well.
          http://www.grubgrade.com/

        2. Hell yeah. As soon as I can carve out a stretch of about 3 days to run my usual 3 mile loop, I'm there. I am obsessed with pretzel buns.

          1 Reply
          1. re: ItalGreyHound

            Tried it Friday. We were starving after a day of traveling and needed an easy dinner. Husband convinced me to order as a double (WHAT??) and he only made it through 3/4 of it. Left the other portion for me, and let me tell you, that was plenty!
            It's really good though - loved the pretzel bun, as I suspected I would. It really is just a Wendy's cheeseburger at its core, however, so if you don't like those anyway (personally I do) this probably won't be a game-changer for you.

          2. So I tried this today, and I thought it was ... meh. The pretzel bun was good, but sweeter than I would have liked. The cheese sauce didn't bother me, but the honey mustard just seemed wrong. If I get it again, I think I'll ask them to leave it off and just add my own spicy brown. I'll probably ask for no bacon, as well, because theirs is just icky.

            4 Replies
            1. re: tracytrace

              I wish there was an option to just get the pretzel bun with the regular hot and juicy burger versus this one with all the additional toppings (cheese sauce, bacon, etc.).

              1. re: chris1621

                There is. Tell them to leave them off when you're ordering. BOOM.

                1. re: chris1621

                  Just order it anyway you want it!

                  1. re: LaLa

                    True, there is that... LOL :)

              2. I sure hope it's better than the Sonic Pretzel dog. Looked so good, but was overly salted to the point of inedible.

                Pretzel roll lovers- Aldi's has frozen ones that are very good.

                1 Reply
                1. re: zillabreeze

                  I second Aldi's pretzel buns. I love those.

                2. its been around here for a bit. I went through thinking to buy it, but just couldn't warrant the cost.

                  1. I tried one last week. I ordered it without the cheese sauce or honey mustard, and I added yellow mustard. I thought it was very good and I would get it again. The lettuce/tomato/onion was fresh, the bacon was crisp, and the burger was freshly cooked and juicy. The bun was thick/dense but other than that, didn't remind me of a typical pretzel bun. It was still better than Wendy's regular bun.

                    1. This is a bad burger, and it's BECAUSE of the bun. The cold, dense pretzel bread completely takes over the whole sandwich. To compensate, they slather on some kind of orange sauce, so the whole thing tastes like chewy bread and tobasco mayo.

                      I have a theory about this. Generally the meat in a fast food sandwich or burger is soft-textured and generic tasting, but that's OK because it works well with the standard squishy fast food bun. But whenever they try to offer a 'deluxe' option, all they ever do is try to fancy up the bread a little bit, which throws the whole equation out of whack. This is why the Mcd's Deluxe Chicken options and Angus burgers are bad. If FF places are not going to beef up their patty, they need to stick to the squishy white bread buns.

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: RealMenJulienne

                        I hated it too

                      2. I tried it out this weekend. I thought it was pretty good, and I generally don't like fast food burgers (Carl's Jr is the only exception). I usually stick to chicken sandwiches or nuggets. Was it as good as a good pub style burger? No, but like I said, for fast food, it was pretty good. I'd get it again. I will say I did order without tomato, lettuce, and onion.