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tmiles

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Wendy's new sandwich line Thu, 04/27/06 12:05 PM (permalink)
If you have seen the TV ads for the Wendy's "Freshcotta (sp?)" line, you may understand why I stopped by for a test today. I bought the Ham and Swiss. It was not bad, but much smaller than it looks in the TV ads. At $3.59, it is not expensive, but IMO, not a very good deal for what you get. The local sub shops don't need to worry.
 
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    -Tricky-

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    RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Thu, 04/27/06 4:15 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tmiles

    It was not bad, but much smaller than it looks in the TV ads. At $3.59, it is not expensive, but IMO, not a very good deal for what you get.


    Smaller than it looks on TV? It already looks "slider" sized.
     
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      Adjudicator

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      RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Thu, 04/27/06 7:54 PM (permalink)
      This will most assuredly go the way that their "pita" sandwiches did. Wendy's is scraping the bottom of the barrel now, just like Hardee's has been doing for several years. Too bad neither of them just can't go back to the basics that put them on the map, etc.
       
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        roossy90

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        RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 04/28/06 4:15 AM (permalink)
        They have been out for over a year...Seen them in Florida last April and were in Colorado last August......
         
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          kland01s

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          RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 04/28/06 8:16 AM (permalink)
          I'd be happy if Wendy's came back with the salad bar, we used to go there for that because so few places offer a salad bar. Almost all of their prepared salads include meat, we're mostly veggieheads and it's not the same ordering a salad and "picking" the meat off.
           
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            RC51Mike

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            RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 04/28/06 8:42 AM (permalink)
            A fast food chain describing their bread as "artisan" is like fingernails on a blackboard to me. I guess the marketing people think that term means "baked" or "edible?" I suppose they can lie all they want in their ads but, it is such an insult to real artisan bakers and artisan bread lovers.
             
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              Niagara

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              RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 04/28/06 11:08 AM (permalink)
              They aren't bad for Wendy's - I had one of the club ones last week (there's a Wendy's a block from my office), and it was pretty good for a quick sandwich at lunch. Not worth a special trip there, though.
               
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                Adjudicator

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                RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 04/28/06 7:51 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by kland01s

                I'd be happy if Wendy's came back with the salad bar, we used to go there for that because so few places offer a salad bar. Almost all of their prepared salads include meat, we're mostly veggieheads and it's not the same ordering a salad and "picking" the meat off.


                That's the main reason I wrote Wendy's off (i.e. no salad bar). They could have raised their prices but they just ignored us veggie lovers.
                Nothing wrong with higher prices considering limited sales life of salad ingredients, IMO.
                 
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                  Tastytoo

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                  RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Mon, 05/1/06 12:41 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by kland01s

                  I'd be happy if Wendy's came back with the salad bar, we used to go there for that because so few places offer a salad bar. Almost all of their prepared salads include meat, we're mostly veggieheads and it's not the same ordering a salad and "picking" the meat off.


                  Have you tried Sweet Tomatoes? I think you mentioned living in the Western Suburbs. There is a St. Charles location.

                  http://www.sweettomatoes.com

                  More upscale and pricier than Wendy's. They have soups, breads, pasta, a baked potato bar and desserts also.


                   
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                    UncleVic

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                    RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/2/06 2:49 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Adjudicator

                    This will most assuredly go the way that their "pita" sandwiches did. Wendy's is scraping the bottom of the barrel now, just like Hardee's has been doing for several years. Too bad neither of them just can't go back to the basics that put them on the map, etc.


                    You'd think... Something so simple could salvage alot of places..
                     
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                      NebGuy

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                      RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/2/06 3:59 PM (permalink)
                      I see Arby's is now selling a roast beef gyro.
                       
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                        Adjudicator

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                        RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/2/06 7:38 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by NebGuy

                        I see Arby's is now selling a roast beef gyro.


                        Why do the add pics look so good .
                        And the actual food be so nasty

                        Do the morons in the advertising dept. at these places REALLY think they are fooling anyone
                         
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                          Phildelmar

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                          RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/2/06 11:07 PM (permalink)
                          I tried Arby's gyro, more out of curiosity than hope.
                          It is their same meat product drenched in a white sauce, with a dusting of spices, and mysteriously parsimonious with the onion.
                          Not a gyro
                           
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                            stricken_detective

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                            RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Wed, 05/3/06 12:44 AM (permalink)
                            I think they just look gross. I think the bread would be good toasted & then with some eggs & cheese, or breakfast meat too if you eat meat. But cold cuts? If I want cold cuts, I am not going to go to Wendy's. I am going to go to Subway or Cousins.
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                                roossy90

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                                RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/9/06 2:56 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Phildelmar

                                I tried Arby's gyro, more out of curiosity than hope.
                                It is their same meat product drenched in a white sauce, with a dusting of spices, and mysteriously parsimonious with the onion.
                                Not a gyro

                                I had one today.
                                Mine was surprising decent.
                                OF course, I was NOT expecting Gyro meat, but just the regular RB.. and got what I expected.
                                Cucumber sauce could have been better, but hey.. Its Arbys...
                                Didnt expect it to be great, yanno.
                                I would buy another one.
                                Maybe the franchise by me is a bit better than yours.
                                 
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                                  roossy90

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                                  RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/9/06 3:00 AM (permalink)
                                  Too lazy to log in to edit.
                                  There were 3 slices/rings of red onion, a nice piece of leaf lettuce, 3 tomato slices and a a decent amount of the RB dusted with seasonings.
                                  It was not drenched in sauce. It had just a right amount.
                                  They did a good job with mine.
                                  Like I said above, it must be whoever is making them and the franchise.


                                   
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                                    kland01s

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                                    RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/9/06 3:52 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Tastytoo

                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by kland01s

                                    I'd be happy if Wendy's came back with the salad bar, we used to go there for that because so few places offer a salad bar. Almost all of their prepared salads include meat, we're mostly veggieheads and it's not the same ordering a salad and "picking" the meat off.


                                    Have you tried Sweet Tomatoes? I think you mentioned living in the Western Suburbs. There is a St. Charles location.

                                    http://www.sweettomatoes.com

                                    More upscale and pricier than Wendy's. They have soups, breads, pasta, a baked potato bar and desserts also.





                                    We go to Sweet Tomatoes every few months, it's not real convienient for us and we usually have no other reason to go to that part of St. Charles. Every now and then we need a salad fix and I must say, ST has a great variety and is always kept very clean and fresh.
                                     
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                                      kland01s

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                                      RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/9/06 3:59 PM (permalink)
                                      To get back on topic, I was forced in to a late lunch today, didn't have a lot of time so Wendy's was nearby and and I tried the Black Forest Ham and Swiss Freshchetta. I thought it was pretty good and that it had a good amount of ham on it, very generous amount actually and it is definetly bigger than slider size. I doubt if I'd go back for one though, I thought it pretty expenive considering the little local Italian deli one town over makes a really good Italian sub for $3.50, plenty of hot peppers and dressing to boot!
                                       
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                                        Phildelmar

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                                        RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Tue, 05/9/06 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                        Tried Arby's again, based on your posts, at a different location.
                                        My experience was more like yours..less sauce, more, and better onions and tomatos.
                                        not a gyro, but a better sandwich.
                                         
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                                          Adjudicator

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                                          RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Wed, 05/10/06 8:45 PM (permalink)
                                          It seems to me that Arby's could build the gyro to order to one's preferences. I cannot see this item being anything less than freshly prepared. Correct me if I am in error. No, I haven't tried one. No, I do not intend to try one.

                                           
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                                            SassyGritsAL

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                                            RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Thu, 05/11/06 3:52 PM (permalink)
                                            Had the Arby's Gyro for lunch today and quite enjoyed it. The tomatoes were decent, the lettuce crisp, ample beef. It could have had more sause, but overall good. Am sure when I order another it won't be the same.
                                             
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                                              HollyDolly

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                                              RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 09/1/06 12:14 PM (permalink)
                                              I tried one of Wendy's Fresettas sandwiches earlier in the week.I got the italian.That was a mistake.Why,well the sandwich tasted good, but I kept tasting the sun dried tomatoes all day.
                                               
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                                                Ashphalt

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                                                RE: Wendy's new sandwich line Fri, 09/1/06 1:04 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by HollyDolly

                                                I tried one of Wendy's Fresettas sandwiches earlier in the week.I got the italian.That was a mistake.Why,well the sandwich tasted good, but I kept tasting the sun dried tomatoes all day.


                                                Isn't that what they call "extra value?"
                                                 
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