Rounding up your Wendy’s news from the week…
T-Rex Burger Is Sold, Banned
Source – A Wendy’s restaurant outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has apparently been selling a 9-patty “T-Rex” burger to customers for several years, but shortly after the rest of the world got wind of it, the T-Rex has been made extinct. The Canadian Press reports that the burger began as a joke in a Sports Illustrated ad, but that customers began requesting it and the store began selling a few of them a day, at the whopping (not Whopper) price of $21.99 CAD ($21.63 USD, for those who care), or even as a combo for $24.99 CAD ($24.58 USD). But then an image of the restaurants sign for the burger ended up on Reddit earlier this week, and rather use this buzz as good advertising for the chain, Wendy’s pulled the plug on this 3000-calorie behemoth. “For obvious reasons, Wendy’s of Brandon neither condones nor promotes the idea of anyone consuming a nine-patty hamburger in one sitting,” said an employee at the Wendy’s in question.
Employee Gets In Trouble For Chugging Ice Cream
Source – Wendy’s was investigating a viral photo that appeared to show a worker eating soft-serve ice cream straight from the machine. The picture was posted to Reddit on Wednesday morning.It surfaced less than two weeks after a photo of a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells made headlines.The name of the Wendy’s employee and the location of the franchise remained unknown. If it was real, the photo was “totally inexcusable,” Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini said. Wendy’s was investigating and would take appropriate action, according to Bertini.
Guy Proposes To His Girl With Ring In Chicken Sandwich
Source – It has been pilloried as the worst marriage proposal ever – but it worked. A Facebook photo shows a picture of a diamond ring sticking out of the bun of what appears to be a Wendy’s chicken sandwich. A happy bride-to-be posted a photograph of her new fiance’s marriage proposal on Facebook. Her only comment: ‘I said yes.’ Anna – whose last name is obscured in the photo – appears to have been won over by the chicken sandwich.
I feel like Wendy’s dominated the news cycle this week. Just generating controversy and attention all over the place. From the nine patty T-Rex burger being sold and then banned in Canada to the employee chugging ice cream straight from the tap to some mouth breather proposing to his girl by sticking a ring in a chicken sandwich. Pretty much impossible to think of anything but Wendy’s right now. No seriously, I need to eat it today. Like in principle, all three of these stories should unsettle my stomach, but they don’t. They make me want to shove JBCs into my gullet until I die. Wendy’s PR team just playing chess I suppose…
PS – I need to see a picture of the chick who said yes to a ring in a chicken sandwich. She has to be at least 500 lbs right? Because I bet Wendy’s is like their favorite romantic spot. Like those idiots who got married in an Ikea. Except this couple’s favorite romantic spot gives you heart disease.
Oh and by the way Ann, dollar menu chicken sandwich = cubic zirconia every time.