When Dave Thomas passed away, the salad menu at Wendy’s changed drastically. For the most part, they did a good job introducing several new salad’s and offering variety to the menu. I still miss the Delux Garden Salad. It was a huge bowl of lettuce, topped with cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and shredded cheese. It cost $2.99 and was enough food for 2 people. I have eaten it by myself, but would also split one with my mother from time to time. That’s been a few years ago, but there were no blogs back then so I never got my rant out 🙂
Fast forward one decade. A few years ago, Wendy’s started letting you substitute other sides in the place of fries when ordering a meal. My favorite thing to order at Wendy’s (I’ve had it a million times) is the Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Caesar Side Salad. For at least 12 years, that salad has been made of romaine lettuce with bacon and shredded Parmesan. You could add croûtons and Caesar dressing. Few things in life make me happier than eating one of those before my Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
On Saturday I ordered the usual. Wendy’s has once again updated their salad selections, but as usual I could not care less. Except for the fact that my Caesar Side Salad is FUBAR. No bacon, no croûtons, and the Parmesan cheese looks like wood chips. That sandwich with that salad have been a staple part of my diet for 10 years or more. They took something I’ve enjoy for ages and simply quit making it. What the crap?
One person, one blog, one article is not going to make a difference. I need 10,000 of my best friends to write blog posts, call your local Wendy’s, write angry letters. UPDATE: Please read the first comment, and link to the Wendy’s website. Once there, click on Customer Feedback.