It’s Wendy’s time. All the fuss about a new delicious burger from Wendy’s has driven me to head on over and experience the exciting and new Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. The signs are everywhere, the commercials are going and they are putting on the full-court press to make sure the world knows they’ve got Pretzely Bacon Cheeseburger goodness to share.
Let me first describe my first few bites. I went into this with know preconceived idea about what a pretzel cheeseburger should or could taste like but right away I noticed there wasn’t any of the square salt granules on top of the bun like I always picture a pretzel to have, it was ok though. Bite one was a surprisingly delicious experience. The half-pound burger is the way to go in my opinion because the pretzel bun is thick and good but I worry about it being too much for a quarter-pound patty. The lettuce, light onions and amazingly flavorful bacon was matched nicely with the pretzel bun but the sauce they added was savory can only be summed up as deliciousness. It was a sweet and smokey honey mustard sauce that didn’t over power and made you want to take another bite.
The fries were fine, the drink was a Diet Coke and the burger was devoured quite quickly. I’m amazed to report that this was better than most of the six-dollar burgers I’ve had from Carls Jr. and I’m a Carls Jr. fan. Wendy’s nailed it with the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger and it’s worth the hype. Now I just hope they make it a standard and add a few more equally delicious burgers to their menu. Price ended up being about $10 for the whole half-pound meal with large fries and drink so it wasn’t a cheap option but I’m happy.
As a side note, I miss Dave Thomas. He was the best in Wendy’s commercials.