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

Firegoat Jun 25, 2013 07:57 AM

Should be in stores by July 4.

Are you trying it?

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    tracytrace Jun 25, 2013 05:08 PM

    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!

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      chris1621 Jun 26, 2013 04:21 PM

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

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        L2k Jun 28, 2013 11:13 AM

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

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          brilynn79 Jul 5, 2013 07:23 PM

          ITA. Loved the strawberry lemonade and strawberry tea though.

      2. Midknight Jun 27, 2013 06:23 AM

        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.

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          Firegoat Jun 27, 2013 06:27 AM

          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.

        2. ItalGreyHound Jun 28, 2013 08:52 AM

          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.

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            ItalGreyHound Jul 15, 2013 12:19 PM

            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.

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            tracytrace Jun 30, 2013 03:16 PM

            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.

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              chris1621 Jul 1, 2013 12:09 PM

              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.).

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                Samalicious Jul 1, 2013 03:53 PM

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

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                  LaLa Jul 2, 2013 01:01 PM

                  Just order it anyway you want it!

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                    chris1621 Jul 3, 2013 10:31 AM

                    True, there is that... LOL :)

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                zillabreeze Jul 9, 2013 11:59 AM

                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.

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                  brilynn79 Jul 15, 2013 01:40 PM

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

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                  Atochabsh Jul 15, 2013 01:46 PM

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

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                    HeyImBack Jul 16, 2013 05:15 PM

                    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. RealMenJulienne Jul 17, 2013 08:18 AM

                      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.

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                        LaLa Jul 21, 2013 10:11 AM

                        I hated it too

                      2. juliejulez Jul 28, 2013 03:22 PM

                        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.

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