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2020-08-08 7:26:16 PM  
Our very poorly run Wendy's opens at 10 AM, so... [wanking motion]
 
2020-08-08 7:33:45 PM  
McDonald's has cut WAY back on breakfast offerings due to Covid.

/Team Hardee's
 
2020-08-08 8:04:50 PM  
The reason Wendy's is beating McDonald's in the breakfast war can be summed up in two words:

Breakfast. Baconator.
 
2020-08-08 8:48:51 PM  

King Something: The reason Wendy's is beating McDonald's in the breakfast war can be summed up in two words:

Breakfast. Baconator.


Preach!
 
2020-08-08 8:51:05 PM  
The Wendy's in my hometown (Pittsburgh) had breakfast options in the late 70s and early 80s.

The breakfast sandwich was a thin, square, toasted, white bread with egg, cheese, and bacon. Really dry... really bland.

They must have stopped providing breakfast in the mid 80s.

addendum: According to Wikipedia, Wendy's only tried breakfast in 1985 and ended the experiment that same year. funny how your memory is......
 
2020-08-08 8:59:38 PM  
I don't know about the breakfast baconator, but the chicken biscuit is pretty damn good
 
2020-08-08 9:00:29 PM  
I don't understand how anything beats a sausage McMuffin with egg.
 
2020-08-08 9:10:14 PM  
Shortly after we moved in here, the three Wendy's pulled out of the area. I just want you to feel my pain.
 
2020-08-08 9:36:35 PM  

ababyatemydingo: The Wendy's in my hometown (Pittsburgh) had breakfast options in the late 70s and early 80s.

The breakfast sandwich was a thin, square, toasted, white bread with egg, cheese, and bacon. Really dry... really bland.

They must have stopped providing breakfast in the mid 80s.

addendum: According to Wikipedia, Wendy's only tried breakfast in 1985 and ended the experiment that same year. funny how your memory is......


What does that have to do with this story?
 
2020-08-08 9:48:13 PM  

ababyatemydingo: The Wendy's in my hometown (Pittsburgh) had breakfast options in the late 70s and early 80s.

The breakfast sandwich was a thin, square, toasted, white bread with egg, cheese, and bacon. Really dry... really bland.

They must have stopped providing breakfast in the mid 80s.

addendum: According to Wikipedia, Wendy's only tried breakfast in 1985 and ended the experiment that same year. funny how your memory is......


You sound old.
 
2020-08-08 9:48:57 PM  

Superjoe: I don't know about the breakfast baconator, but the chicken biscuit is pretty damn good


I had the chicken biscuit recently and I can concur except that there is a weird sweet element that I cannot place
 
2020-08-08 10:00:59 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't understand how anything beats a sausage McMuffin with egg.


Yeah - Wendy's here is crap or shuttered.

But the sausage/egg McMuffin? And at 2/$4, paradise!

/keeps some extras at home sometimes, they nuke up fine
 
2020-08-08 10:11:18 PM  
You sound fat. All of you. Even the ones that haven't commented yet.

(((FAT)))
 
2020-08-08 10:12:55 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Superjoe: I don't know about the breakfast baconator, but the chicken biscuit is pretty damn good

I had the chicken biscuit recently and I can concur except that there is a weird sweet element that I cannot place


It's a honey butter chicken biscuit. I love that honey flavor. I used to get the honey chicken sandwich at Roy Rogers when I went past one on a long trip.
 
2020-08-08 11:28:49 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Shortly after we moved in here, the three Wendy's pulled out of the area. I just want you to feel my pain.


Is it a tingly pain in your left arm?  I get that too sometimes.
 
2020-08-08 11:51:14 PM  

King Something: The reason Wendy's is beating McDonald's in the breakfast war can be summed up in two words:

Breakfast. Baconator.


This.  That sandwich is farking delicious breakfast god food
 
2020-08-08 11:53:19 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't understand how anything beats a sausage McMuffin with egg.


Because literally EVERYTHING from McDonalds has that distinct "McDonalds taste" to it. From breakfast, lunch to dinner every food item they have has that same "taste" and you eventually get tired of it.

Wendy's on the other hand doesn't ever feel like it's made from the same three chemicals
 
2020-08-08 11:54:11 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Shortly after we moved in here, the three Wendy's pulled out of the area. I just want you to feel my pain.


Three?  This doesn't sound like coincidence.

The first two weeks of a new, well-hyped menu, versus same old, same old going back years?  Of course they're winning. Check back at 6 months.

And second on the Hardee's.  Everything else is a pale, disappointing imitation.

/of course, as soon as breakfast is over they go back to sucking
 
2020-08-08 11:58:42 PM  
I like the food at Wendy's. It's one of the few fast food places I don't insist on "no cheese" on many of their options.

But goddamn it takes forever for them to produce the goods.

I grew up in New Mexico and I'd kill for the kind of breakfasts you'd get at a breakfast place there. A plate full of chorizo, eggs, peppers, onions, green chile, rice, beans, some sort of chile sauce, etc. But nobody in bland MA can produce that. And we have lots of hispanic restaurants...but they keep catering to the lily white UK taste buds.

Gah! That's why I eat fruits and nuts for breakfast during the week and make my own great breakfast on the weekend.
 
2020-08-09 12:38:20 AM  

Ambivalence: I don't understand how anything beats a sausage McMuffin with egg.


I do not like sausage.

/well breakfast sausage, anyways.
//I have mixed feelings about the rest.
 
2020-08-09 12:55:17 AM  
 I eat toast so I can take my pills. A full breakfast is best as a dinner.
 
2020-08-09 1:01:06 AM  

Ambivalence: I don't understand how anything beats a sausage McMuffin with egg.


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It's like eating microwaved pizza.  I mean yeah it's food, better than other cheap ass shiat, but i'd hardly call it top of the world, unless of course, your too busy to enjoy life.
 
2020-08-09 1:02:58 AM  

King Something: The reason Wendy's is beating McDonald's in the breakfast war can be summed up in two words:

Breakfast. Baconator.


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2020-08-09 1:03:17 AM  
The sausage and swiss croissant is awesome.
 
2020-08-09 1:09:37 AM  

jaylectricity: I like the food at Wendy's. It's one of the few fast food places I don't insist on "no cheese" on many of their options.

But goddamn it takes forever for them to produce the goods.

I grew up in New Mexico and I'd kill for the kind of breakfasts you'd get at a breakfast place there. A plate full of chorizo, eggs, peppers, onions, green chile, rice, beans, some sort of chile sauce, etc. But nobody in bland MA can produce that. And we have lots of hispanic restaurants...but they keep catering to the lily white UK taste buds.

Gah! That's why I eat fruits and nuts for breakfast during the week and make my own great breakfast on the weekend.


Yeah, I made my own recipes off the same model.

Just cutting potatoes for hash browns, then adding cut up carrots, broccoli, onions, chili and bell peppers, jalapenos, bacon, perogies (frozen though), mushrooms, added different spices trying different times, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, different combo's, then of course, adding eggs in the middle, maybe some basil leaves or something.  Messing with the different colored peppers to create a blend of colors.

THE NUTRIENTS OH MAN.  yeah it's fried and not raw spinach, just the variety of foods was so filling, and the complexity made it hard to become bored of, but it did take consistent effort to cut and cook.

Then you see an egg mcmuffin and you feel a little sick.
 
2020-08-09 1:19:28 AM  
I work the graveyard shift and get out of work at about 8:00 - 8:30 in the morning... believe it or not you actually can get sick of breakfast food.  I occasionally go to a diner down the street from me because they're one of the few places you can get a burger at 9:00 in the morning... used to go there because they served breakfast all day.
 
2020-08-09 1:30:38 AM  

Bob Down: You sound fat. All of you. Even the ones that haven't commented yet.

(((FAT)))


Jewish and fat?
 
2020-08-09 1:34:12 AM  

electricjebus: believe it or not you actually can get sick of breakfast food.


I don't believe it.

I vaguely comprehend what you are trying to say, but I don't believe *I* could get sick of eggs, cheese, carbs and the various sub-categories they can be paired with.  That's before I even get into oatmeal, waffles, fruit, shakes, etc.

I spent 2 months working your shift a few years back at a radisson with a free breakfast set up: I did the one meal a day plan and ate nothing but free breakfast for 2 months, and missed it the minute I got back to my normal 3rd shift setup.
 
2020-08-09 1:34:14 AM  
I have never understood why anyone other than construction workers eat fast food breakfast. It is mostly foods that are horrible for your health, and weigh on you digestive system like a block of lead.
 
2020-08-09 1:34:41 AM  

ababyatemydingo: addendum: According to Wikipedia, Wendy's only tried breakfast in 1985 and ended the experiment that same year. funny how your memory is......


Corporate vs franchise.  Wendy's was more flexible with franchise owners than the Arches on "you want to try something experimentally, go for it".  In the days of the Wendy's SuperBar (the before times for sure!), the regional franchise around us ran a breakfast-food buffet on weekends.  Bring in the post-church crowd with all-you-can-eat bacon for like $4... packed bedlam, I tell you.
 
2020-08-09 1:40:00 AM  

Harry_Seldon: I have never understood why anyone other than construction workers eat fast food breakfast. It is mostly foods that are horrible for your health, and weigh on you digestive system like a block of lead.


https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/pr​o​duct/egg-mcmuffin.html

A real killer.

300 kcal
12g fat
30g carb
17g protein

But you can use just about any breakfast sandwich and it works out ok. I can't think of any over 700 kcal, and 700 for a major meal of the day isn't brutal.

So long as you don't do anything foolish like stuff yourself with hash brown sides you'll be just fine.  Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast?  I rarely do fast food breakfast. At home I'd cook up 3 eggs, a spot of cheese, a slice of bacon, and throw it in a spinach wrap (with many variations on that theme).
 
2020-08-09 1:45:50 AM  
My local Wendy's was shut down for not following COVID restrictions.
 
2020-08-09 1:48:20 AM  
As a fat kid in mourning, the Wendy's breakfast potatoes are the closest thing to the recently departed KFC potato wedges. Not a perfect substitute, but better than most other chain's terrible hash brown variations.
 
2020-08-09 1:59:14 AM  
I miss the Wendy's that was near my house.  That said, I have not had any fast food since the lockdown because I do not know the new procedures.  Do I have to download something to my phone to order?  Can I pay with cash?  It just seemed easier for me to make my own food.
 
2020-08-09 2:08:02 AM  

Cafe Threads: But the sausage/egg McMuffin? And at 2/$4, paradise!



Check the receipt.  The McD's near me has a case where if you fill out the online survey and write down the code on the receipt, if you bring the receipt in within 1 month it serves as a coupon for BOGO Egg McMuffin
 
2020-08-09 2:08:33 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: I miss the Wendy's that was near my house.  That said, I have not had any fast food since the lockdown because I do not know the new procedures.  Do I have to download something to my phone to order?  Can I pay with cash?  It just seemed easier for me to make my own food.


You can use a credit card everywhere I've gone. Taco Bell has you swipe it yourself. Cash too, but they have change shortages at most places.

Ime they all do a good job of isolating themselves from customers,but who knows what they do in the back or on their own time.
 
2020-08-09 2:27:46 AM  

Smackledorfer: Harry_Seldon: I have never understood why anyone other than construction workers eat fast food breakfast. It is mostly foods that are horrible for your health, and weigh on you digestive system like a block of lead.

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/pro​duct/egg-mcmuffin.html

A real killer.

300 kcal
12g fat
30g carb
17g protein

But you can use just about any breakfast sandwich and it works out ok. I can't think of any over 700 kcal, and 700 for a major meal of the day isn't brutal.

So long as you don't do anything foolish like stuff yourself with hash brown sides you'll be just fine.  Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast?  I rarely do fast food breakfast. At home I'd cook up 3 eggs, a spot of cheese, a slice of bacon, and throw it in a spinach wrap (with many variations on that theme).


I don't get into these discussions with people. I focus on my life. It is irrelevant to me what strangers do to with their lives. My comment was just that "I don't get it." I didn't judge anyone. I took this on Wednesday. This is pretty typical meal one. Someone asked what I was doing so I took the picture.

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2020-08-09 2:35:46 AM  
I'm probably lucky that there's no Wendy's or KFC anywhere near me. But I am sad I'm far from a Tommy's or a Bob's.
 
2020-08-09 2:49:31 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Smackledorfer: Harry_Seldon: I have never understood why anyone other than construction workers eat fast food breakfast. It is mostly foods that are horrible for your health, and weigh on you digestive system like a block of lead.

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/pro​duct/egg-mcmuffin.html

A real killer.

300 kcal
12g fat
30g carb
17g protein

But you can use just about any breakfast sandwich and it works out ok. I can't think of any over 700 kcal, and 700 for a major meal of the day isn't brutal.

So long as you don't do anything foolish like stuff yourself with hash brown sides you'll be just fine.  Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast?  I rarely do fast food breakfast. At home I'd cook up 3 eggs, a spot of cheese, a slice of bacon, and throw it in a spinach wrap (with many variations on that theme).

I don't get into these discussions with people. I focus on my life. It is irrelevant to me what strangers do to with their lives. My comment was just that "I don't get it." I didn't judge anyone. I took this on Wednesday. This is pretty typical meal one. Someone asked what I was doing so I took the picture.

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I weep for you.
 
2020-08-09 3:34:07 AM  

Smackledorfer: I don't believe it.

I vaguely comprehend what you are trying to say, but I don't believe *I* could get sick of eggs, cheese, carbs and the various sub-categories they can be paired with.  That's before I even get into oatmeal, waffles, fruit, shakes, etc.

I spent 2 months working your shift a few years back at a radisson with a free breakfast set up: I did the one meal a day plan and ate nothing but free breakfast for 2 months, and missed it the minute I got back to my normal 3rd shift setup.


I've been on 2nd or 3rd shift for the last 5 years, The first few months were great so far as dining was concerned.  By the end of the first year I would have killed to be able to stop at a decent steak house or pizzeria on the way home.

Even when I do occasionally want breakfast food, I typically cook it myself, because I usually wake up at 8:00 PM.
 
2020-08-09 3:36:58 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Smackledorfer: Harry_Seldon: I have never understood why anyone other than construction workers eat fast food breakfast. It is mostly foods that are horrible for your health, and weigh on you digestive system like a block of lead.

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/pro​duct/egg-mcmuffin.html

A real killer.

300 kcal
12g fat
30g carb
17g protein

But you can use just about any breakfast sandwich and it works out ok. I can't think of any over 700 kcal, and 700 for a major meal of the day isn't brutal.

So long as you don't do anything foolish like stuff yourself with hash brown sides you'll be just fine.  Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast?  I rarely do fast food breakfast. At home I'd cook up 3 eggs, a spot of cheese, a slice of bacon, and throw it in a spinach wrap (with many variations on that theme).

I don't get into these discussions with people. I focus on my life. It is irrelevant to me what strangers do to with their lives. My comment was just that "I don't get it." I didn't judge anyone. I took this on Wednesday. This is pretty typical meal one. Someone asked what I was doing so I took the picture.

[Fark user image image 850x623]


Oh ffs. You don't get into discussions about the nutritional content of foods?

Nobody summoned you here and forced you to take part.

/Rolleyes
 
2020-08-09 4:15:04 AM  

Ambivalence: I don't understand how anything beats a sausage McMuffin with egg.


I was a Tim Horton's breakfast wrap guy until Burger King bought them and totally farked up their breakfasts.  I stopped going to Tim Horton's AND Burger King because of that.

Sausage McMuffin became my go to until McDs steak bagel came out.  That thing is farking delicious.
 
2020-08-09 5:02:54 AM  
if you must eat fast food in the am, hardees is king, yo
 
2020-08-09 5:12:19 AM  

King Something: Breakfast. Baconator.


I just Googled that.

Sometimes I wish I were not Jewish.
 
2020-08-09 5:28:45 AM  
I tried it once.  They gave me the wrong sandwich(partly my fault for not checking).  The breakfast potatoes were good  until one had some grit, like dirt, on the potato skin.  I figure eh maybe that one just slipped through.  Then another with three times the grit/dirt on the skin and in the trash they went.  JC do they even wash these damn things before processing.  I may go back but the first impression has failed.

Store fail and food supply chain fail.
 
2020-08-09 5:35:13 AM  

Bob Down: You sound fat. All of you. Even the ones that haven't commented yet.

(((FAT)))


Being fat is a Globalist/Jewish trait?  I don't get it.
 
2020-08-09 5:46:05 AM  

bostonguy: King Something: Breakfast. Baconator
I just Googled that.

Sometimes I wish I were not Jewish.


I find that kind of sad. I promise you God will not smite you for eating some occasional pork, although the evils of factory pork farming might be a better reason to continue observing our dietary restrictions.

//My mother was right, I should marry a nice Jewish girl
 
2020-08-09 6:29:50 AM  
Poor McDonald's. When it comes to breakfast, Wendy's is really eating their lunch.

/I drink your milkshake. I drink it all up
 
2020-08-09 7:34:45 AM  
AngryDragon:

Sausage McMuffin became my go to until McDs steak bagel came out.  That thing is farking delicious.

I had a craving for a McD steak bagel this morning and went to get one but they're not making them due to corona.  I haven't been out for breakfast at all this year, even before covid, and thought I'd treat myself.  Nothing else looked good so I got those breakfast burrito things.  They were pretty meh.

/never been to a Wendy's in my life, so don't know how their breakfast compares
//none around here
 
2020-08-09 8:04:21 AM  
You'll have to tear the Sausage Egg and Cheese McGriddle from my cold, dead, hands you terrible bastards.
 
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