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What happened to Wendy's?


#1 Fatesealer   Game spoiling expert :-( CAGiversary!   1125 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:15 AM

Remember the steak sandwich for 99 cents? The 99 cent double stack? Biggie drink and Biggie Fries for under a buck too? Well, the steak sandwich came and went years ago (why won't they bring this back?), the double stakc is now $1.29, and the 'Biggie' branding for things has been dissolved in favor of the regular sizes of small, medium and large with the medium acting as Biggie and not 99 cents anymore.

I miss the old Wendys. Grabbing a double stack, a Biggie Fry and Biggie drink for 3 bucks. I think the 99 cent vaule menu as a whole just isn't the same as it used to be (save for chicken nuggets). Can Dave Thomas come back? :-(
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#2 Photomotoz   Magic Missile!! CAGiversary!   1836 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:18 AM

Inflation!

I usually get a Jr. BaconCheesburger, a Frosty and Nuggets. That is $3 right there. Not much though.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:20 AM

If you believe in re-incarnation, Dave Thomas is probably a really fat, happy four-year-old.

#4 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:22 AM

inflation. seriously. Wendys hasn't had the "biggie" prices for years. Even Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers are $1.29 here.



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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:49 AM

As long as they don't mess with the taste of the Frosty I'll be happy.
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#6 2poor   Luckless CAGiversary!   5678 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:58 AM

I usually just get 2 jr. bacon cheeseburgers, fries, nuggets, and a drink. Only a little over $4 and it's filling.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:59 AM

I rememeber wendy's had nachos or maybe it was something else.
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#8 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7080 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:00 AM

Wendy's has the best bang for your buck on its dollar menu.

You can get a bacon cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, fries, a salad and a drink for 5 dollars.

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#9 Stoneage   Don't touch my stuff! CAGiversary!   2001 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:26 AM

Double Stacks with cheese are on the dollar menu. I just had one this week.
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#10 wbc1228   huh?! CAGiversary!   2745 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:30 AM

Double Stacks with cheese are on the dollar menu. I just had one this week.


the wendy's near me took that item off the menu completely.

#11 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:34 AM

While I don't like the fact that what was a Biggie and was 99 cents is now a "large" and is 1.29, I do like the fact that they actually have 'small, medium, large' now, instead of 'medium, Biggie, Great Biggie."
But yeah, the first time my total was 5.xx instead of 4.60, I was like, What? [3 nuggets, biggie fry, frosty, ice water.].

Check this out:
The last McD's I went to had a small fry--i guess the size that comes in the happy meal, in the little paper bag--for 99 cents. Medium was....1.00. And you get quite a bit more fries. I asked the cashier "What's the point?" She shrugged, but said that people, for some reason, actually bought smalls. If you're on *that* much of a diet, either don't get one at all, or buy the 1.00 Medium and split with someone.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:35 AM

just dont mess with the nuggets prices

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#13 DrunkTigerWoods   Madness and malarkey! CAGiversary!   1148 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:49 AM

I never heard of this double stack. What is it?

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#14 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38543 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:51 AM

Wendy's is the best, in regards to dollar menu. If I'm strapped for time, and cash, I'll often get a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, a medium french fry and a five piece chicken nugget for $3.

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#15 Otherguy676   Grand Pawn Shop Champ! CAGiversary!   1228 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:57 AM

Some Wendy's dont even have the double stack. An example of this is every Wendy's in Tallahassee, FL (where FSU is). There is one on every street corner (like 12-15 total in town, no exaggeration). Not a single one had a double stack. How the heck am I supposed to drink a mass quanity of alcohol when I am not getting my usual fast food meal to absorb all that liquor. Thank goodness, I am back in Tampa and am able to have as many double stacks I want before I ruin my liver.
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#16 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38543 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:58 AM

Yeah. No Wendy's in my area (all four) don't have the Doublestack... Hell; I've never even heard of it.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:11 AM

I haven't been to Wendys since I quit fast food. They were one of favorites though - back in the day...

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#18 Z-Saber   No longer a CAG regular CAGiversary!   3605 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:17 AM

Check this out:
The last McD's I went to had a small fry--i guess the size that comes in the happy meal, in the little paper bag--for 99 cents. Medium was....1.00. And you get quite a bit more fries. I asked the cashier "What's the point?" She shrugged, but said that people, for some reason, actually bought smalls. If you're on *that* much of a diet, either don't get one at all, or buy the 1.00 Medium and split with someone.

Heck, it's been that way since the introduction of the $1 menu. Employees at the McDonald's I worked at years ago were encouraged to ask anyone ordering a small fry if they'd like to get a $1 fry instead for a penny more. It makes good business sense.

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#19 jm2u   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:28 AM

It just depends on where you live. I've been to places that dont have the double stack on the dollar menu at all, and sometimes its 1.29 and sometimes its 99cents. Just depends on your Franchises locale.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:37 AM

I too am intrigued by this Double Stack you speak of... I don't think I've seen it at any Wendys I go to (then again I usually get a spicy chicken, 1 jr bacon CB, fries, nuggets and a drink
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:31 AM

OK so basically Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger + 5 pc. nugget + small fry + Med. Frosty Dairy = $4.95 Can't be beat....
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#22 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   3750 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:56 AM

As long as they don't mess with the taste of the Frosty I'll be happy.


In Columbus, Ohio (HQ for Wendy's) they're supposd to begin test-marketing a vanilla Frosty. I'm not sure when it will start, but it will be in addition to, not instead of, the chocolate one.

#23 niceguyshawne   Hardcore since '74 CAGiversary!   2505 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:32 PM

Heck, it's been that way since the introduction of the $1 menu. Employees at the McDonald's I worked at years ago were encouraged to ask anyone ordering a small fry if they'd like to get a $1 fry instead for a penny more. It makes good business sense.



They do the same thing with the Double and regular cheeseburgers. Regulars are $.95 while the doubles are on the dollar menu.

#24 Genocidal   Summer of Punk CAGiversary!   4845 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:38 PM

JBC FTW. I've also never heard of this Double Stack you all speak of, which surprises me since I live fairly close to where Wendy's started.
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#25 Mookyjooky   Work is play... CAGiversary!   5201 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:44 PM

I think the prices went up when they ran out of Dave Thomas carcass to stuff in the kangaroo meat to make the burgers taste like cow.

Once that was all gone, they had to hire dirty mexicans to jump fences early in the morning and murder and steal cows from local farmers and drag their bloody carcasses back to wendy's on the hood of a 86' Chevette.

Mexicans cost money my friend.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:57 PM

I haven't been to Wendys since I quit fast food. They were one of favorites though - back in the day...


Good on you to quit fast food. Truth be told, however, Wendy's has decent options. If you don't live and die by the dollar menu, their Spinach Chicken Salad is fucking phenomenal; it's surprising that it's a fast food salad.

If you *do* live and die by the dollar menu, for $2 you can get a side salad and baked potato (with butter, but none of that other fattening shit) and still be under the calories and fat content of a single cheeseburger.

OTOH, I think I'd have a laugh looking at colonoscopy charts of those who swear by meats sold on the dollar menu. Eek!
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:07 PM

Here in SoCal, we have doublestacks and a chicken sandwich for .99 each. Not bad imho.

#28 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36465 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:13 PM

Someone please tell us what the hell a doublestack is.
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#29 Genocidal   Summer of Punk CAGiversary!   4845 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:19 PM

Since none of these schmucks would tell us, let us turn to the Wendy's website:

Two patties equal a quarter-pound of our hot n juicy beef. Topped off with American cheese and made fresh. Big on taste—and it still fits in one hand. Available at select restaurants.

Apparently the deluxe has Thousand Island on it as well.

FWIW, if you've never had a Jr. BBQ, don't waste the $1. The BBQ sauce they use just doesn't work and it tastes awful.
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#30 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36465 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:20 PM

Thanks Genocidal. Now I'm going to puke.
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