Wendy's International Inc.

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    November 19, 2013

    Wendy's Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche is a Delicious Mouthful (In More Ways than One)

    In spite of the incredibly stupid commercial for Wendy's Bacon Portabella Melt on a Brioche bun (see above), the actual sandwich itself proved to be irresistible. And even though I wasn't impressed by Wendy's efforts in the pretzel bun department, I found the idea of sweet brioche, smoky bacon, and ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger Almost-Not-Quite Pretzel-y, Bacon-y

    I am really starting to become a sucker for a promotional burger. Lately, every time I go through the drive-thru with Good Salad Intentions I end up with whatever special burger promotion is going on. This time, it was Wendy's--because who can resist a bacon cheddar burger, especially when it comes ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Battle Fast Food Fish Sandwich: Which One Should You Have During Lent?

    With fish being a choice food throughout the 40 days of Lent, many fast food chain restaurants have added a fish sandwich to their menus, or at least brought them back. I decided to try five fish sandwiches and determine which ones are the best based on overall quality, taste and price. You might b ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

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    January 17, 2013

    How Does Your Garden Salad Grow? Ranking 7 Fast Food Salads from Best to Worst

    Since I've made a New Year's resolution -- along with half of America, as with every year -- to eat healthier, I've been investigating fast food salads every now and then as a quick lunch option. I'm not one of those for whom eating salads is a penalty, however: I love a good salad, the crunch of go ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Wendy's Homestyle Asiago Chicken Ranch Chicken Club

    Given last week's loss of my Wendy's Asiago Chicken sandwich to A Crafty Canine, I took additional precautions this week and put her in her kennel when I brought my second sandwich home. This time my husband was home, too, and he started sniffing around my take-out bag. His assessment, "It smells li ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Fast Times Freezer Back-Up Plan: Kashi Steam Meals a Solid Solution

    At my house we have this saying: Man plans, dog laughs. My 12-year-old, high-maintenance, Very Expensive Yellow Lab runs our lives -- and that's fine, most of the time. Sure, it's cost us a fortune in special diets, vet fees, surgeries and airfare change fees, but what the hell -- she sure is cute a ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012

    Bring 'Em Back

    The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.

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    July 18, 2012

    The 5 Fast Food Sides We Miss Most

    It's once again time to look back on some of the discontinued food items that were sadistically ripped from our lives and our stomachs by the soulless monster that is corporate America. It's a cruel, cruel world out there... In case you missed our rants, we think a life without the freedom to purc ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Restaurants and Road Trips: Learning to Settle

    On a recent road trip to Chicago, my girlfriend and I wound up eating far more Wendy's than normal people should. Driving through small towns and with options limited, sometimes fast food is the preferable option to the local truck stop with all the windowless vans parked out back. I rarely eat fa ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Doing the Wrong Thing 'Cause It Feels So Right

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the hellish heat of the Houston summer months means chefs and bartenders alike are trying to sneak cucumbers into things. QUIT IT. We started the week off right with a great big celebration of things we know are wrong to do, but we ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Taste-Testing Two-Thirds of Wendy's New "Signature Sides" Side-Dish Menu

    My eyes nearly bugged out of my head when I saw that Wendy's had added a baked sweet potato to their side-dish menu. One of my go-to fast-food meals is a Wendy's Sour Cream & Chives baked potato (320 calories) plus a small chili (210 calories) -- when we moved from New York to Texas we road-tripped, ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Dirty, Guilty Little Pleasures

    After eating somewhere in the ball park of 12 Robin's Eggs today, with my stomach getting that sour, sickly feeling from too much sugar, I realized a few things: First: There's a little fat kid living inside of me. And second: I came to grips with the fact that I, like everyone else on this strange ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where springtime is here again, which can only mean one thing: any day now we're going to start seeing the annual news reports coming in from the Valley of yokels who claim to have shot a "chupacabra." SPOILER ALERT: They're always coyotes ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Wendy's Tops Burger King as No. 2 Burger Chain in America; BK Fans Furious

    Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time in 43 years, Wendy's had bested Burger King to become the No. 2 burger chain in America (behind perennial No. 1, McDonald's) based on sales alone. The Wall Street Journal reported that "Wendy's had sales of $8.5 billion in 2011, compared with $8.4 ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Rick Perry's Decisions Prove Fast Food Is Better Than Jogging

    Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race today, finally coming to grips with a reality most had accepted on his behalf four months ago. In doing so, he proved conclusively an important point: Fast food is better for you than jogging. At least when it comes to decision-making. After faring a ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Wendy's New! Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Cheeseburger

    Photo by Christina UticoneStill hip to be square?​Thanks to the magic of DVR I don't watch a lot of commercials, so I have only been vaguely aware of the new ad campaign Wendy's has going on for its new "Dave's Hot 'N Juicy" cheeseburgers. I had to ask the interweb what was so new about these ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    Does passing out on the light rail count as sleeping on the subway?​Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty How can you lose? Well, Petula, one surefire way to lose when you're downtown is by operating a restaurant without the ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Root beer drinking games: none of the alcohol poisoning, all of the bladder damage.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we can't even remember the taste of non-booze-infused watermelon. We started the week off right with an in-depth review of some authentic po'bo ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Fast Times: Wendy's Premium Fish Sandwich Combo

    ​Advertising got the best of me for this edition of Fast Times. How could it not? Wendy's is now offering a chance to "Get Hooked on a Real Fish Sandwich." That sounds like my kind of deal. I don't enjoy fake fish sandwiches. I ordered the combo meal, which came with the fish sandwich, a s ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Where's the Beef?

    Yesterday marked the 27th anniversary of a pivotal event in American culinary history: the first airing of the Wendy's "Where's the Beef?" commercial (above). I know what you're thinking. "Has it really been 27 years?" If you're like me, you can remember exactly what you were doing when the ad fi ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Dipping Fries into a Milkshake?

    ​In post a couple weeks ago about the new fries at Wendy's a commenter asked how they tasted dipped into a Frosty. That got my memory churning about a discussion I had with my wife once about my time-honored tradition of taking a salty, piping-hot French fry and dunking it headfirst into the ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Top 5: Fast Food Chicken Dishes Done Right

    You can't beat the Whatachicken.​When I indulge in fast food, you can generally count on me ordering something chicken. Here are my top five. 5. Hartz's Fried Chicken First off, I hate fast food fried chicken (think KFC buckets), but given the title of the piece, felt obligated to include at ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Wendy's New French Fries

    ​If it ain't broke, then why fix it? A tired phrase, to be sure, but it all I could think about as I ventured to a local Wendy's the other day to sample the new French fries. As the ads have tirelessly told us, they are fresh-cut with skin and use sea salt instead of that crappy salt salt.

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    November 2, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup

    ​Health inspectors found some truly big-ticket offenders this week, and we bring them to you now on Health Department Roundup. At Pho 21 (11005 Fuqua), a complaint led to an October 25 visit that found a hearty 14 violations, among them that some food was not safe for human consumption or was ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Top 5 Dumbest Holistic Remedy Foods

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayYup, that's pretty much it.​Some people prefer to base their belief systems on things like evidence, logic, reason and personal experience. That's all fine and dandy if you want to go through life believing only in things that can be substantiated by rep ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Heather Luv Boggs: Inside Job...At Wendy's

    Photo courtesy MCSOHeather Luv Boggs: Alleged mastermind​If your name is Heather Luv Boggs, well, more power to you. You're named after a cult `80s movie, a lame `60s movie and a sex-obsessed major league baseball player.So you've got your work cut out for you.But at some point, police say, you ma ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Gregory Chambers: Popped For Smearing Poop On Seawall Burger Joint

    Photo courtesy GCSOGregory Chambers doesn't have his shit together​Here's the poop on a low-down crime, a mystery worthy of Scooby Poo...Just who was that incontinent miscreant who has spent much of this long hot summer by creeping down to the Wendy's on Galveston's Seawall in the wee hours and sm ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    What Does Katy Perry Taste Like?

    ​Last week when we gave Kesha a bloggardly shellacking, we compared her and other female pop stars of her ilk to burritos. You may remember we said she was a gas-station burrito and Miley Cyrus was a Big Mac wrap. It was either a stroke of genius or the starved ramblings of a music writer subs ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Top 5 Fast Food Ads from the '80s

    I like to think that fast food advertising hit its stride in the' 80s with special promotions, movie tie-ins and celebrity endorsers. Okay, maybe that is because I am a self-centered child of the late 70's/early 80's but so be it, these are MY memories, dammit! Here's a Top 5 list of some of the mos ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Jesus Campos, Daniel Garcia and Julio Cantu: Valley Gang Fails Attempted Crime Spree

    The Fail is strong in these younglings​You'd think the three Rio Grande Valley teenagers might have realized it wasn't their night after their second attempt at an armed robbery failed. You would underestimate the persistence of this Borderlands gang that couldn't shoot straight.Fail #1: It all st ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: Cold Treat Edition

    ​A bit late for the arrival of hot weather but in plenty of time for several more months of it, we tour the city's cool dairy confectioners this week on Health Department Roundup. At Dairy Land (310 Cavalcade), a June 3 routine inspection found an impressive 15 violations, and resulted in the ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    FAIL: Britain's Got Talent, Denver Juggalos, Face-Impaling Drummer

    ​English People Apparently Now Ridiculously Easy to Shock: Hard to believe that the once cutting-edge people of England, historically far less prudish than Puritan-descended America, were shocked and appalled by some of the same shit that Britney Spears did years ago, yet here we are. While pe ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Breakfast at Cafe Express

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Breakfast at Cafe Express might be one of the best-kept secrets in town...for now. Even though the breakfast menu launched a few months ago -- the efforts of Cafe Express' corporate chef Greg Martin finally come to fruition -- the crowds haven't yet found their wa ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Top 5 Spots to Stay Away From: UH Area

    Ferran.​A lot of great places to eat have sprung up around UH campus lately. This article, however, is not about those places. Below is our top 5 spots to stay away from. Bon appetit!

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    April 28, 2010

    Top 5 "Healthy" Fast Food Items Worse Than The KFC Double Down

    We've got your back, Double Down.​The poor, unfairly maligned Double Down. Yes, that's right -- we're here to take up the dubious mantle of Double Down Defenders. What did it ever do to deserve the kind of scorn that's been heaped upon it by the media? So it's a sandwich that doesn't have any ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Frozen Fast Food Frenzy

    I, for one, welcome our new McFlurry overlords.It's hot as balls in Houston. You can do your best to hurry from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned movie theater / bar / restaurant / etc., but at some point you're going to be forced to spend more than 30 seconds out ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Ten Classic Restaurant Commercials from the 1980s

    If you're a child of the '80s, much of your misspent youth was misspent in front of the television taking in shows like Mr. Wizard and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But just as those classic TV shows from your childhood have remained with you all these years, so have the equally classic commercials. ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    $7 at Putty's Pizza

    Photo by Paul KnightWhere: Putty's Pizza, underneath One Allen Center, 500 Dallas St., 713-951-9369 What $7 gets you: A greasy slice of pizza and any item from a menu that would make any bar proud. Unfortunately, Putty's doesn't serve booze. The lunch options in the downtown tunnels are diverse, ... More >>

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    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

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    November 25, 2004

    Puke Fest '04!

    Houston revelers spill their guts to The Nightfly

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    September 30, 2004

    Perfecting Peter

    Houston Ballet dances its way to Neverland

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    September 20, 2001

    Best Taco Stand

    Taqueria El Primo

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