Food Review: Wendy’s Baconator Deluxe

So today, in the spirit of writer’s block, I reviewed another Wendy’s burger: the Baconator Deluxe. Unlike the regular North American Baconator Deluxe—a small square burger with bacon—Japan’s Baconator Deluxe looked, for the lack of a better word, cleaner. It was larger and perhaps made with higher quality ingredients. Overall the presentation was a lot better than its North American counterpart.

This is what you see when you first unwrap it

This is what you see when you first unwrap it

While the burger patty was large and juicy, the cheese on top was regular fare, not exactly a bad thing, but not great either. The bacon did not stick out—that is to say, it did not appear to be a central feature of the burger, despite the name. Why was this so? Whoever built the burger placed the bacon squarely on top of the patty—it was not visible unless the top items were removed. This in a way defeats the purpose of having a name like Baconator Deluxe—presumably, Wendy’s fans would expect the bacon to basically overflow from within the sandwich—however, it wasn’t such a big deal since it was still there. This is mostly an aesthetic critique after all; it does not retract from the taste of the sandwich itself.

Notice the placement of the bacon, neatly positioned within the boundaries of the patty. A good or bad thing depending on individual aesthetic sense.

Notice the placement of the bacon, neatly positioned within the boundaries of the patty. A good or bad thing depending on individual aesthetic sense

And the taste was indeed great. The large patty and tomato compliment the bacon perfectly; the cheese, precisely because of its normalcy, added a North American touch to the whole package: it will remind North American ryugakuseis of the Kraft cheddar cheese of their home countries.
All in all, an excellent burger, although very large and thus possibly very bad for your health! A good thing for burger fans I must say!

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