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Wendy’s Junior Cheeseburger Review:

Price Paid: $0.99 | Company: Wendy’s
This is Wendy’s value option for $0.99… a very basic burger that fails on a few fronts for me. I feel like this burger is suited more for a kid than an adult.

Right off the bat, the bread was stale, lacking color, and had no toast on the underside. Nice touch on the pickle slice and red onion (instead of using say an onion style relish like McDonalds). Nice balance of mustard and ketchup (not excessive). The build includes:

  • Bun
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Red onions
  • A pickle slice
  • Yellow American cheese
  • 1.8 oz beef patty
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Taste (5.5/10):
Basic. I feel the acid from the pickle and mustard over power the burger to an unenjoyable degree. The stale bun is a huge turn off in taste and looks. The beef patty needs flavor (better char, maybe) and seasoning, very bland. Burger was made before hand and cold.

Value (7.5/10):
Although, I only paid 99 cents for this burger, the quality wasn’t there and was poorly executed. This burger isn’t a terrible meal option for a kid with it not being too complex in flavor and cheap to boot.

ValueGrub Rating: 6.5 Stars (6.5 / 10)

Nutritional Information:

 Calories  280
 Fat Calories  120
 Fat  13g
 Saturated Fat  6g
 Cholesterol  50mg
 Sodium  820mg
 Carbs  25g
 Fiber  1g
 Sugar  5g
 Protein  16g

280 calories (18 calories per gram of protein). If you cut the cheese, mustard and ketchup from the burger you could reduce the calorie count by about 80, making it only 200 calories (13 cal per gram of protein). I find that Wendy’s burger patties are (I think) made with leaner ground beef than everyone else, so you get a lot of protein per calorie.

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

– You can eat 7 1/4 junior cheeseburgers, per day.

– You will reach 22 grams of suggested saturated fat in 1,027 calories or 3 2/3 junior cheeseburgers.

– You will reach 300mg of suggested cholesterol in 6 junior cheeseburgers.

Health Rating: 1.52 Stars

Kevin O

Kevin O

Hello there, my name is Kevin. I enjoy long walks to most fast food restaurants. I like to wiggle my toes through the ketchup drawer while basking under the heat lamps. I only take my food seriously. Everything else is in the air, flying aimlessly. Contact Me - Rating Scale - My Thoughts on Nutrition
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