Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger is their latest limited-time offer and features a soft pretzel bun sandwiching a 1/4 lb hamburger patty, Applewood-smoked bacon, a slice of cheddar cheese, warm cheddar cheese sauce, smoky honey mustard, tomato, red onion, and spring mix
The price tag at my local Wendy's is $4.69 and is the first Wendy's burger I've seen that comes in a clam-shell.
I have to say this first: The vegetables were top notch. No wilted pieces, no yellowing, nor over-ripeness . These were probably the best veggies I've gotten at a fast food restaurant. Thumbs up for quality control. They looked great and tasted great. I can't help but think that the clam-shell box helped in keeping them in good condition.
The pretzel bun seemed like a gimmicky add that doesn't detract from the burger, but seems like it was just there so people would think "hey, pretzel bun! I gotta try it." It adds a soft, chewy, dense texture that actually gets chewier at the crust. It doesn't have that pretzel aftertaste and isn't quite toasted till the crust develops some crispness. It's decent, but it doesn't seem like the burger was made for the bun somehow. Basically, if this burger came on a regular bun, I wouldn't miss the pretzel bun at all.
Nutritional Info - Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger
Calories - 680 (from Fat - 320)
Fat - 36g (Saturated Fat - 16g)
Sodium - 1110mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 37g