I have never thought of Wendy's as having a bun problem. Nevertheless, I gave the new Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger a test drive.
The burger arrived in a nondescript generic red box, befitting its "for a limited time" lifespan. Opening the box, I am greeted by yes, a burger that appears to be on a bun made of pretzel bread. Talk about truth in advertising!
First, I tried to take a better picture but the crown wouldn't stay put on the top of the sandwich at the angle I had it positioned. But you can see all the ingredients. They are using that exotic leaf lettuce that Wendy's puts in their premium salads. Nice big tomatoes and thick bacon. This is the single above. They also offer a double, just like all of their other burgers.
The verdict? I feared the pretzel bun would be tough. It wasn't. Sturdy, pretty soft but somewhat chewy, the bun held its own. But again, I never thought Wendy's buns were an issue (I like that sentence). So is this a gimmick? Was Wendy's trying hard to come up with something unique and decided the bun would stand out? It does make for good pictures. But does anybody eat a burger and think "this is good, but what would be better is if I was eating pretzels simultaneously?" I think not. So I have to conclude Wendy's is solving a non-existent problem with a gimmicky bun that, while unique, will be soon forgotten.
On a rainy afternoon in June I tried Mighty Taco, Buffalo's local fast food Mexican outfit. They have a pretty decent selection of basic Mexican offerings. Their gimmick is tacos built any number of ways. I tried both the beef and chicken versions to give them a solid test drive.
First up is the chicken version and the initial surprise is that the chicken is ground, not shredded. Interesting texture but packed well into the soft taco shell as you can see below:
I didn't get fancy with the fixin's on my first outing, as I wanted to try what a Mighty Purist may order. But as you can see from the wrapper, there are a number of customizations that can be performed on the tacos. Note, they also use the same wrappers for the burritos. Here's a closer look:
Overall, the chicken taco was pretty dull. Even with the hot sauce, I wasn't thinking this was something I'd learn to crave. So I unwrapped the beef version and gave that one a go.
These are basic tacos, probably a little less flavorful than the similarly-sized offerings from Taco Bell and Del Taco. I found the ground beef to be a bit tastier than the chicken, but still not something I would crave. You are given a choice of three different taco shells, "white" (beef above), wheat (the chicken above) or crunchy. The cheese was sliced, not shredded. I guess they have something against shredders. The salsa tasted like a jar of Pace you'd get from the supermarket.
A couple overall observations of Mighty Taco: They were very fast and friendly. We had six in our group and the food came out in just a few minutes. The cashiers were joking with us and quite pleasant. Sadly, no soft drink refills, something that they have in common with the other Buffalo chain reviewed on this site, Ted's Hot Dogs. But while Ted's will let you pay a small amount for a refill, Mighty Taco does not. Interesting choice in this day and age.
You can check out their detailed menu here.
My favorite restaurant promotion is back, now through August 12, 2013. There is a twist this time. Aside from the normal "collect all X and win Y" prizes, there is a special instant-win $1,000,000 on one Big Mac box. Hey, that's a win-win: a million bucks, plus you get to eat a Big Mac. Wow!
In honor of the first Arby's roast beef sandwich served in 1964, Arby's is offering a special anniversary price of just 64 cents for the Roast Beef Classic sandwich on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Interestingly, this is the 49th anniversary, which begs the question of why now and what will they roll out as a special for the 50th next year?
You need a coupon to get the special price. That can be printed on a special throwback web page here.
I don't cover Subway very much back in the States. Frankly, it isn't my favorite place for a quick sandwich. But there is no denying Subway's global presence. Here in Dubai you will find ordering your sandwich and the resulting assembly process to be familiar - it's identical to the way it is everywhere else. Even the topping and sauce choices are the same. For instance, I thought they wouldn't have honey mustard, but there it was, sitting in its little squirt bottle ready to go.
Above you can see some regional specialties, largely to cater to the Indian and Asian populations. Chicken Tikka and Chicken Teriyaki subs and a couple extra veggie choices. Of course at Subway ANY sandwich can be a veggie sandwich so that's probably what adds to the popularity.
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