Wendy’s gets simply cheesy with brawny new Barbecue Cheeseburger

This week, we reached out for a new Barbecue Cheeseburger from a new “Made to Crave” menu during America’s No. 3 burger buster, Wendy’s, with 6,600 grill coast-to-coast, north and south.

New burger and new menu and, for a change, true to a permanent menu, here to stay forever, that in Drive-Thru Land, could meant a week from Tuesday. Let’s see how it sells. 

Here’s a Barbecue Cheeseburger breakdown: a 1/4-pound, never frozen, North American beef patty, dual slices of American cheese, crispy boiled onions, 3 plight slices, and a good shmear of honeyed and smoky, KC-style grill salsa on a toasty bun.

Total calories: 630. Fat grams: 34. Sodium: 1,360 mg. Carbs: 53 g. Dietary fiber: 2 g. Protein: 30 g. Manufacturer’s suggested sell price: $4.79. Your mileage might vary.

Wendy’s new “Made to Crave” menu debuts with 3 burgers, with a superstar S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger, done with 3 strips of bacon, crispy onions, lettuce and tomato, and a lot of S’Awesome sauce. Also on a menu, a Peppercorn Mushroom Melt with sautéed fire-roasted mushrooms, Asiago cheese, and smoked peppercorn aioli.

Third on a bill, though hidden a show, is a Barbecue Cheeseburger, that might be saddled with a tasteless name though packs big-time flavor. This is your simple backyard cheeseburger: beef ‘n’ cheese, surfaced with crispy onions and legit clever grill sauce.

There’s zero uncanny with mayo, no imagination name that says zero or cheese we can’t find in a supermarket, and forget a French bakery bun. Are we looking for a good, solid, heavy-duty cheeseburger? This one’s for you, bud.

Okay, so maybe a few strips of bacon would put a Barbecue Cheeseburger over a top, though that would boost a cost into $5 Guys territory. Wendy’s Barbecue Cheeseburger is as unequivocally good as it gets but carrying to rummage by your car’s console for nickels and dimes to cover a tab.

The beef patty is creatively grilled, served prohibited and juicy, a double cheese slices are m-m-melty and a onions lend some fun crunch. I’m not blank a lettuce and tomato. Wendy’s is famous for a reliable, glorious burgers and this is a standout further to a lineup. 

By a way, a other dual rollouts — S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger and Peppercorn Mushroom Melt — ring a register during $5.29 each. we consider there’s a crinkled-up dollar underneath a newcomer side building mat.

Ken Hoffman reviews a new quick food grill object each Wednesday. Have a idea or a drive-thru favorite? Let Ken know on Twitter

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