Isolation vacation: a trip to Wendy’s

Had to ride solo for this one, because death.


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Patrick Roghaar, Copy Editor

It is a weird point in time in our society, ladies and gentlemen. The streets are clear, everyone’s confined to their homes, and everyone’s stocking up their pantries with their weekly grocery runs. For, you know, the “essentials.” I’ve noticed a sudden uptick in home-cooked meals, and while at the dinner table for one of these sit-down “get a job” lectures with my parents, all I could think about was that commercial I recently saw. The commercial was the unveiling of Wendy’s new breakfast menu. And then it hit me. A lightbulb sprouted. I would take to the streets the following morning to see what good ol’ Wendy had to offer, and conduct an unconventional, breaking quarantine, food review. And if anyone questioned it, well, it was essential.

I woke up to the sound of my alarm I set for 9am, I kept my pajamas on, and headed out to the local Wendy’s. This food review was actually sponsored by the Roghaar parents, as they wanted me to bring home some items for them to try as well.  I arrived at the drive-thru, because as I am sure you’re aware there was no going inside. Going back to this Wendy’s still haunts me to this day from the infamous 4 4-for-4 food challenge from last year. That was a horrible day. Anyways, I had an inside-man by the name of none other than Talon writer and editor Brock Maloy. He had recently started a job at Wendy’s and gave me some recommendations. I ordered a honey butter chicken biscuit and a breakfast baconator for myself, and a second one of each for my parents to sample and share. I was served by very smiley employees who handed me my bag of goodies, and I was on my way. I drove home and conducted my extensive testing.

Starting with the honey butter chicken biscuit, I was thoroughly impressed. This product was obviously created to rival the chicken biscuit over at Chick-fil-A, and I have to say it can compete. The chicken may not be as quality as Chick-fil-A but it is still very tasty, and with that honey butter biscuit for the buns it is quite a breakfast delight. Not to mention, my parents enjoyed the item as well and while they are not connoisseurs like myself, they could appreciate a good food item. I could definitely see myself getting this item again. On to the breakfast baconator, this was a beast. Two regular bread buns holding together egg, sausage, bacon, cheese, and cheese sauce. It was incredibly filling, and I’ve never seen anything like it. The only comparable thing to it is, well, the classic baconator. It truly was a baconator but for breakfast. The mass of it, the looks, it was just a breakfast rendition. I found this to be a good item as well, but something about the cheese sauce threw me off. It was still very good and very well made. As for my parents, this was where they drew the line. It was too much for them to handle. I would order this item again as well, but something about that biscuit leaves me wanting more.

And there you have it, my Wendy’s breakfast review. It was an interesting time having to conduct this without Sean Cunningham, my partner in crime, but I was able to get it done. My parents are proud of me for getting out of the house, and I hope I could make you proud for giving you the content you deserve in this time of crisis.