Ryan L. Fox
Sometimes finding a good burger in autumn can be a hassle. For those craving for such before the inevitable cold fate known as winter, Wendy’s recently has come out with a whole new burger. Dubbed the Pretzel Bacon Pub burger, Wendy’s is combining a sizzling beef patty with beer cheese (yeah, you read that correctly), bacon, fried onion, and pickles and sticking the whole thing between two pretzel buns.
After seeing it being displayed on billboards and in commercials, yours truly had to try it out for myself.
Once I got my burger, I was more than enthusiastic to sink my teeth into it. I’ve had something similar to the pretzel bacon pub burger in (you guessed it) pubs before and was pleasantly pleased with it. So naturally, I was curious to see if the fast food chain could replicate the quality at around half the price (those pub burgers were not exactly cheap).
This burger has a few options to it such as you can get it in a single, double, or triple patty. Or instead of a beef patty, you can get it as a chicken sandwich instead. I decided to go with a single patty since I wanted the full burger experience without suffering through a meaty food coma from getting a triple beef patty.
But after the first few bites, the expectations I had for the burger ended up being like the 2019/2020 Boston Celtics: falling short and full of disappointment.
Honestly, in terms of flavor, nothing stood out to me.
The beer cheese, which normally would have a sharp/spicy taste to it (as it is a sharp cheddar mixed with horseradish, garlic, and cayenne pepper), didn’t stand out at all. I expected a little kick to the burger but got more of a tap on the shoulder. The patty itself was adequate, neither greasy or heavy like a beef patty from the other burger chains. Really the only thing that stood out positively was the sauce that they used on the burger. It had a nice, sweet but tangy flavor to it which brought some flavor to it where everything else was just there.
The main selling point of the burger itself, the pretzel bun, was okay. Personally, I enjoyed the doughy texture of the bread. It was a nice change of pace compared to the usual burger bun that Wendy’s uses for their burgers. It wasn’t soggy or crumbled apart like most bun, which is always a good thing in my book.
Overall, the pretzel bacon pub burger is a decent burger. It’s an okay fast food replica of a good pub burger but if you want a good pub burger, you’re better off going to an actual pub instead.
2.95 out of 5 Bobheads
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