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(Time)   The fast food burger wars are heating up as Wendy's announces plans to unleash the $5 gourmet pretzel burger   (business.time.com) divider line 120
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2013-07-03 01:45:07 AM  
Oh FFS. Bacon again.

/more played out than chuck norris jokes
 
2013-07-03 02:32:01 AM  
Will the bun be flavored?
 
2013-07-03 03:54:41 AM  

gameshowhost: Oh FFS. Bacon again.


Better than everyone putting avocado on everything.

/thanks for nothing, California
 
2013-07-03 04:47:20 AM  
chuck norris loves bacon.
 
2013-07-03 05:02:55 AM  
The redhead in those Wendy's commercials, the one that isn't the real Wendy, yeah I'd love to be face deep in her baconator

ct.fra.bz
 
2013-07-03 05:07:00 AM  
FIAL FAIL!

Sorry, pretzels go with sausage, not burger patties.

\their fries suck too
 
2013-07-03 05:12:37 AM  
Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.

www.tshirtadvocate.com

VS

batdoc.files.wordpress.com

Now that's better!
 
2013-07-03 05:15:09 AM  
I'll take two.

Prepare the stomach pump.
 
2013-07-03 05:25:27 AM  
God damn this country has no chance against obesity.
 
2013-07-03 05:29:55 AM  
They've already been selling this in Maine #breakingburgerstreetdate
 
Skr
2013-07-03 05:30:22 AM  
media.bizj.us
hmm that actually looks like it might be tasty. Though I might kill my heart a bit more and open a salt packet over the bun.

Haven't been to Wendy's much since they raised the price of the Double Stack from .99 to 1.99. Double Stack was always roulette for me as I never knew what was going to be on it. Not a fan of Mayo and the double isn't meant to have it, but occasionally it would... along with various combinations of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, ketchup.
 
2013-07-03 05:35:25 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: God damn this country has no chance against obesity.


Americans need to quit complaining about obesity. It's the natural byproduct of an overabundance of our food production capacity. We are fat because we can out-produce every other country.

To try to reign that in artificially through diets or other extreme measures isn't going to work. Either we force our farmers to be less productive, or we make the price of food too high to consume in large quantities.

Look at the Japanese. A decade ago they were all super thin and food prices were through the roof. Nowadays with prices having come down due to the languishing economy and monetary deflation, the Japanese are getting fatter. We'll see how this works out with Abe's inflationary policy in the coming years.

So if you want to keep your food prices down, shut the fark up about Americans being too fat. They are fat so you can eat on the cheap.
 
2013-07-03 05:39:47 AM  
they already have it in Florida (which is strange, since Miami is almost never a test market for anything; people in Miami have no souls). It's ok. the bun is better than their usual buns, but compared to actual pretzel buns, it's still what you'd expect from a fast food place. And other than better lettuce (not iceberg!), I'm not sure what makes it exactly gourmet. I just kinda thought it was a usual seasonal burger. Still, I will be ordering it again. So i must have thought it worth it.
 
2013-07-03 05:40:40 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: God-is-a-Taco: God damn this country has no chance against obesity.

Americans need to quit complaining about obesity. It's the natural byproduct of an overabundance of our food production capacity. We are fat because we can out-produce every other country.

To try to reign that in artificially through diets or other extreme measures isn't going to work. Either we force our farmers to be less productive, or we make the price of food too high to consume in large quantities.

Look at the Japanese. A decade ago they were all super thin and food prices were through the roof. Nowadays with prices having come down due to the languishing economy and monetary deflation, the Japanese are getting fatter. We'll see how this works out with Abe's inflationary policy in the coming years.

So if you want to keep your food prices down, shut the fark up about Americans being too fat. They are fat so you can eat on the cheap.


Younger Chinese are getting pretty big now, too.
 
2013-07-03 05:42:18 AM  

Allornone: Still, I will be ordering it again. So i must have thought it worth it.


You're not sure why you'd order it again?  Just some vague feeling that it might have been good?

Wow, you're a marketers wet dream.
 
2013-07-03 05:42:59 AM  
Some of you peeps are like marketing putty... no  offense. And I despise marketing.
 
2013-07-03 05:47:50 AM  
$5 is not gourmet. Gourmet is a steak costing $8 in a bun with extras so if your burger costs less than $10-12 you can get better.
 
2013-07-03 05:52:39 AM  
Is this a good thread to tell everyone why my diet means eating this burger makes you a dick?
 
2013-07-03 05:55:28 AM  

Skr: hmm that actually looks like it might be tasty.


That's because it's an advertisement, i.e., a lie.
 
2013-07-03 06:00:39 AM  
PLANS to unleash?  I had one for lunch last week. Not too bad, could do without the cheesesauce in addition to regular cheese.
 
2013-07-03 06:02:24 AM  
Had it Monday night.... it was very good... though i did feel like a fat pig afterwards... and their fries still suck.

\VERY good... just not sure if worth it...
\\Will still eat this over anything from BK.
 
2013-07-03 06:08:29 AM  
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2013-07-03 06:09:11 AM  

Wolf892: Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.

[www.tshirtadvocate.com image 550x400]

VS

[batdoc.files.wordpress.com image 360x540]

Now that's better!


I like the way you think.

/fap fap fap
//drunk
///should probably go to bed
////but beer goes back on sale in less than 2 hours
 
2013-07-03 06:15:49 AM  

Wolf892: Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.

[www.tshirtadvocate.com image 550x400]

VS

[batdoc.files.wordpress.com image 360x540]

Now that's better!


Yeah.. I'm pretty sure there's room for two.
 
2013-07-03 06:20:39 AM  

lewismarktwo: Wolf892: Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.

[www.tshirtadvocate.com image 550x400]

VS

[batdoc.files.wordpress.com image 360x540]

Now that's better!

Yeah.. I'm pretty sure there's room for two.


You're thinking small. Both have more than one orifice...

/okay, it's time to stop posting...
 
2013-07-03 06:22:41 AM  
Knowing my fellow Americans' love for the awful I bought a few thousand shares of Wendy's a few weeks ago.  This burger tested really well in Miami and I forsee a decent spike in their stock price by the end of the year thanks to this monstrosity.
 
2013-07-03 06:26:31 AM  

freeforever: Knowing my fellow Americans' love for the awful I bought a few thousand shares of Wendy's a few weeks ago.  This burger tested really well in Miami and I forsee a decent spike in their stock price by the end of the year thanks to this monstrosity.


It's not really a monstrosity unless you get the double.  Also, it's totally delicious.
 
2013-07-03 06:29:56 AM  
You know, I've been staring at that headline for a few hours on TF. . . and somehow, still. . I managed to read that headline on the main page and think:

"Wendy Davis is opening a pretzel burger joint!? Awesome!"

/or really sick, I suppose, depending. . .
//am I going to hell for that one?
 
2013-07-03 06:36:01 AM  

freeforever: Knowing my fellow Americans' love for the awful I bought a few thousand shares of Wendy's a few weeks ago.  This burger tested really well in Miami and I forsee a decent spike in their stock price by the end of the year thanks to this monstrosity.


Isn't this burger only for a limited time?

I like Wendy's food and their fish sandwich they had earlier this year was pretty darn good for a fast food fish sandwich. I wonder if they would put the spicy chicken on the pretzel bun. I love the spicy chicken
 
2013-07-03 06:37:17 AM  

gameshowhost: Oh FFS. Bacon again.

/more played out than chuck norris jokes


I'm beginning to think that bacon is the ignorant cook's seasoning; it's reasonably tasty, expensive, and if you've bothered to figure out how to use spices, basically all of your cooked food can taste as good or far better than bacon.
 
2013-07-03 06:37:58 AM  
I patronize Wendy's because 1: Spicy chicken nuggets, 2: I can get a salad as a side item, and 3: the one in town has one of those new crazy drink machines.

2/3 vanilla root beer, 1/3 orange, 3/3 donkey ride to heaven
 
2013-07-03 06:44:02 AM  

CowardlyLion: gameshowhost: Oh FFS. Bacon again.

/more played out than chuck norris jokes

I'm beginning to think that bacon is the ignorant cook's seasoning; it's reasonably tasty, expensive, and if you've bothered to figure out how to use spices, basically all of your cooked food can taste as good or far better than bacon.


Agreed. it works with anything breakfast and as BLT.   Fast food bacon on hamburgers is a waste, it is always overcook/dried out and adds no flavor to the burger.  I usually avoid bacon on anything at fast food places.
 
2013-07-03 06:47:09 AM  
After all Tony Danza's stunt double has done for you!
 
2013-07-03 06:48:52 AM  
Five whole dollars?
 
2013-07-03 06:50:16 AM  

Waldo Pepper: CowardlyLion: gameshowhost: Oh FFS. Bacon again.

/more played out than chuck norris jokes

I'm beginning to think that bacon is the ignorant cook's seasoning; it's reasonably tasty, expensive, and if you've bothered to figure out how to use spices, basically all of your cooked food can taste as good or far better than bacon.

Agreed. it works with anything breakfast and as BLT.   Fast food bacon on hamburgers is a waste, it is always overcook/dried out and adds no flavor to the burger.  I usually avoid bacon on anything at fast food places.


Really? You get overcooked bacon at fast food places?  I've never had crispy fast food bacon.

Also, bacon cheeseburger is a classic.  It's not part of the bacon on everything supposed craze.  Also, bacon mushroom pizza, stuff like that.
 
2013-07-03 06:51:27 AM  

lewismarktwo: Really? You get overcooked bacon at fast food places?  I've never had crispy fast food bacon.


Where the hell do you live? Europe?

/happens to like her bacon crispy. If she can chew it, it's not dead enough yet.
//has a great recipe for pistachio-stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon. Yum!
 
2013-07-03 06:58:25 AM  

Peki: lewismarktwo: Really? You get overcooked bacon at fast food places?  I've never had crispy fast food bacon.

Where the hell do you live? Europe?

/happens to like her bacon crispy. If she can chew it, it's not dead enough yet.
//has a great recipe for pistachio-stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon. Yum!


I only like it crispy, too... and have YET to ever get it crispy on a sam'mich. Take a bite and get soft rubbery bacon and wind up pulling out a whole piece. Main reason these ads never get me charged up about the 'new thing' coming out with bacon on it.  Cook the farking shiat right and maybe I'd try it!!!!!!
 
2013-07-03 06:59:45 AM  

Wolf892: Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.


im sure you already know this, but just in case... never, ever say anything like that to a woman you actually have a chance of having sex with
 
2013-07-03 07:17:02 AM  
media.insidepulse.com
My fark handout has run dry for Wendys until this comes out of retirement.
 
2013-07-03 07:21:30 AM  
Well, it's not a spicy chicken sandwich, so I don't think I'll be trying it.
 
mhd
2013-07-03 07:24:00 AM  
I was a bit confused about how you'd fit a patty in a pretzel (esp. the disgustingly dry US variant), but apparently we're just talking about a lye bun. Not a bad idea, gotta try that, I mainly use them for salami or Nutella myself...
 
2013-07-03 07:26:22 AM  

Peki: /happens to like her bacon crispy. If she can chew it, it's not dead enough yet.


I enjoy bacon with a bit of chew, but I can at least understand people who like crispy bacon

/Mrs. Samurai is weird, though - she likes her steak mooing, but her bacon out of a blast furnace.
 
2013-07-03 07:35:27 AM  

Lady J: Wolf892: Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.

im sure you already know this, but just in case... never, ever say anything like that to a woman you actually have a chance of having sex with


Ha, ha, ha...it's cute you think my personality would be the one thing stopping me from having sex with a woman. ;)
 
2013-07-03 07:38:39 AM  
Looking forward to investigative commercial with large stuffed animal suspended over container...

"Did you know pretzels use urea as a coloring agent, and did you know urea is an ingredient in urine?"

NO WAY REALLY? LET ME PUSH THIS BUTTON TO MAKE THE LARGE STUFFED ANIMAL PEE.

"I don't see how anyone could eat a pretzel after that."
 
2013-07-03 08:04:09 AM  
don't google pretzel anal sex
 
2013-07-03 08:04:50 AM  

Demogorgon: Looking forward to investigative commercial with large stuffed animal suspended over container...

"Did you know pretzels use urea as a coloring agent, and did you know urea is an ingredient in urine?"

NO WAY REALLY? LET ME PUSH THIS BUTTON TO MAKE THE LARGE STUFFED ANIMAL PEE.

"I don't see how anyone could eat a pretzel after that."


Eh, so long as they crush enough bug carapaces to make the red dye, it should be fine.
 
2013-07-03 08:05:06 AM  

Wolf892: Actually, my idea of Heaven is watching the Snorg Tee's redhead tongue wrestling with that redhead from the Wendy's commercials to determine which one will have the honour of letting me try to make her mouth pregnant.


Holy crap.  How have I not seen her until now?  Curse you AdBlock, curse yoooou!!!

www.shirttrader.com

www.shirttrader.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-03 08:06:47 AM  

Demogorgon: Looking forward to investigative commercial with large stuffed animal suspended over container...

"Did you know pretzels use urea as a coloring agent, and did you know urea is an ingredient in urine?"

NO WAY REALLY? LET ME PUSH THIS BUTTON TO MAKE THE LARGE STUFFED ANIMAL PEE.

"I don't see how anyone could eat a pretzel after that."


Water is an ingredient in urine.
 
2013-07-03 08:13:39 AM  
Wendy's is dead to me until they scrap that awful "improved" super dense slice of flavorless meatloaf they call a hamburger and go back to pickles that don't taste like sadness.
 
2013-07-03 08:17:00 AM  
Wolf892:
Ha, ha, ha...it's cute you think my personality would be the one thing stopping me from having sex with a woman. ;)

too many pretzel burgers?

or this: 'I once told a kid with an anxiety disorder that he had to pay attention to the end credits of "Avatar" because there would be a test when they ended, and if he failed his mommy wouldn't be there when he got home.... '
 
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