Arby’s Buys Wendy’s

Arby\'s Buys Wendy\'s

Wendy’s, the third most popular burger chain behind McDonald’s and Burger King, was bought by the shaved roast beef chain Arby’s today for $2.34 billion. The family of Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s, is not happy about the deal.

“It’s a very sad day for Wendy’s, and our family. We just didn’t think this would be the outcome.”

That is what one daughter had to say about it and “Wendy” herself is said to be taking it very hard as well.  I am cautiously rejoicing for the simple fact that Wendy’s picked up and left town (2 locations) without really letting me anybody know not too long ago.  I am hoping that since there are too many three Arby’s locations here, maybe we will see a Wendy’s brought back.  I will continue to rock the Dane Cook BK Lounge and Mc’D's until the Spicy Chicken makes its way back into my life.

Also note to Spanky… If you ever wanted to start a fast food restaurant, now is the time to strike.  Triarc is apparently buying up all the fast food joints that end in “y’s” so if you could  get “Spanky’s” ready, maybe you could cash in too?

Spanky’s review of Burger King Firecracker Tendercrisp

Check out: The header is “This is a blog created for the purpose of reviewing chicken sandwiches.”


Now, I’m late to the ballgame on reviewing the BK Firecracker Tendercrisp. I will tell you up front that the gold standard in my book is Wendy’s #6, although recent chatter gathered by Soupy Intelligence has pointed to Bro Taguchi’s launching an upcoming assault on this standard. I, for one, am not fazed.

I would argue that the Firecracker Tendercrisp is partly inferior because its spiciness comes from its sauce, while the spiciness of the #6 is “in” the breading of the chicken patty. The result is that the FT’s spice might not be uniform. The sauce is fairly spicy, however, and you shouldn’t be disappointed. The FT does have lettuce and tomato, which are standard gear on the #6.

I would say that the FT is very good, but I’m not sure that it’s going to consistently lure me away from a Whopper. It is a contender.

Burger King Firecracker Tendercrisp

I can tell you, however, that the #6 itself has been sitting the bench a lot lately, as I have opted for a straight-up Plain Jane #1 with cheese.

-MC Spanky McGee