Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger
By Todd Wilbur
Surely when Dave Thomas opened his first Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurant in 1969, and named it after his daughter, he never imagined the tremendous success and growth his hamburger chain would achieve. In 1989 Dave starred in a series of television ads that boosted Wendy's customer awareness level to the highest levels since its famous "Where's the beef?" campaign.
In the same year, Wendy's introduced the Super Value Menu, a selection of items all priced under a buck. The Junior Bacon Cheeseburger was added to the selection of inexpensive items and quickly became a hit.
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- 1 plain hamburger bun
- 1/3 pound ground beef
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 slice American cheese
- 2 strips cooked bacon
- 1 iceberg lettuce leaf
- 1 tomato slice
- Do This
1. Brown the faces of the bun in a saute pan or griddle over medium heat. Keep the pan hot.
2. Form the ground beef into a square patty approximately 4x4 inches.
3. Cook the patty in the pan for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until done. Salt each side during the cooking.
4. Spread the mayonnaise on the top bun.
5. Place the patty on the bottom bun. On top, stack the cheese, bacon (side-by-side), lettuce leaf and tomato slice, in that order. Top it off with the top bun.
Makes 1 burger.
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I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.