Jan 27, 2011

Review: Wendy's - Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe

Wendy's Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe is the deluxe version of the humble Jr. Cheeseburger and comes with a square Jr. hamburger patty, American cheese, pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, and mayo. It's part of Wendy's 99 cent Everyday Value Menu at my local Wendy's.

The problem with the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe beside this new bun they seem to be ninja-testing (I think it's a whole wheat white bun), is that the thin meat patty doesn't hold up well against the bun and the all the other ingredients (it looks like it has the same amount of tomato and onions as Wendy's larger burgers). A thinner or less dense bun and perhaps even less pickles and onions would actually make for a better burger in this instance.
As it stands, I didn't much enjoy the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe because with the poor meat to bun/veggie ratio, it didn't taste much like a hamburger. Plus my bun wasn't even toasted at all!
I would point out that the picture on Wendy's website seems to shows more leafier, green lettuce such as Romaine or Butter lettuce but the sandwiches I've gotten always come with fast food staple, iceberg lettuce. Now I'm not hating on iceberg lettuce; it doesn't have much in the way of nutritional value but it's much more crisp than other lettuces and holds up better against heat. I just don't know why they don't just use iceberg lettuce in the promo shot.

I would definitely go for the Doublestack or Crispy Chicken Sandwich over the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe for the same price.

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Nutritional Info - Wendy's Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe (152g)
Calories - 300 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 29g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 15g


  1. Try this next time:

    Order a Double Stack, and have them add Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Pickles, and Mayo. You end up with a double Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe for the same price (I never get charged for the veggies)

  2. I never thought about adding to it. That's an interesting idea.

    I will say I like the JCD. I typically order a Double Stack, a junior cheesburger deluxe and a jr. bacon cheeseburger. $3.24 and I'm good. (Hate the new fries by the way)

  3. I can not understand what it is about Wendy's junior cheese burger that causes a minor amount of tummy unsettlement within me.

    Other firm's cheese burgers do not do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have eaten a horde of these and it was not until around 5 or so years ago that the unsettled-after-scarfing effect began.

    It has been too consistent for the effect to be merely mental; I am convinced the effect IS a physical manifestation and not a mental one.

    I have tried omitting various stages of the contents, partial to all; such as no tomato one time then no lettuce another time up to "plain" with only the meat and bun.

    Every variation causes the tuckered-out tummy.

    Not a severe event. NAY!!!!!!

    Relatively minor, in fact, but still present to the point where I ceased scarfing down a burger I once admired, delighted in shoving into my gullet.

    So very mysterious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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