Jun 8, 2016

Review: Wendy's - Bacon Mozzarella Burger

Wendy's Bacon Mozzarella Burger features natural mozzarella cheese, garlic parmesan cheese spread, oven-cooked thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, a quarter-pound beef patty, sliced red onions, and spring mix, on a toasted garlic brioche bun.

I paid $4.99 for one.

The garlic parmesan cheese spread offered the most punch of all the ingredients. With a layer both on top and bottom, it delivered a combination of sharp, salty, garlicky creaminess. Combined with the bacon, the saltiness was just a tad much. The inclusion of the sauce is a curious one given the mild profile of mozzarella cheese. The mozzarella itself was thoroughly melted although given its reputation as a great melting cheese, a thicker slice might be warranted to better live up to the burger's name.

The bacon was good for a pronounced smoky, fatty, crunch and was really all you could wish for in terms of fast food bacon. I would not be opposed to Wendy's putting out a BLT one of these days.

The brioche was nice enough but a little too chewy. My top bun was burnt somewhat. But taste-wise, I didn't notice either the char nor any garlic in the bun over the sauce.

The beef patty displayed a coarse, almost crumbled texture that's a refreshing change of pace from most major fast food burger chains. It was moist and felt more like a burger patty you might make at home.

The onions and spring mix were fresh and of good quality but the spring mix was a bit sparse and did little to buffer against the parmesan garlic sauce. While it might be nice for a salad, it tended to fall out here.

Overall, Wendy's Bacon Mozzarella Burger was generally solid and well-made but it's more like the Bacon Parmesan Burger and doesn't offer much in the way of newness. The mozzarella seems a bit wasted here. You might want to opt out on the sauce to get more out of the cheese.

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Bacon Mozzarella Burger
Calories - 620 (Calories from Fat - 330)
Fat - 37g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 1430mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 37g

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