Wendy’s Tests Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger on Brioche

Last year we saw Burger King take the first crack at Gouda with their Bacon Gouda Biscuit breakfast sandwich.  Spotted by GrubGrade reader Matt at a Wendy’s in the Denver, Colorado area… it’s the new Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger on Brioche.  The burger features zesty garlic aioli, spring mix, tomato, red onion, bacon, a Swiss-Gruyere cheese sauce, and a slice of Gouda cheese. Matt tried it with a Homestyle chicken breast instead of a burger patty, and says it was delicious.  Thoughts on fast food places expanding their menu to include the likes of Gouda?  Swiss-Gruyere cheese sauce?  Let’s discuss.

Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger

13 comments on “Wendy’s Tests Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger on Brioche

  1. rob says:

    These fancy cheese products (doubt it’s actual cheese) never seem to add much to the burger.

  2. Alex K. says:

    I think the whole gourmet fast food thing is ridiculous. Why pay about the same price for an inferior product? I’d much sooner sit down in a restaurant and enjoy a tasty “fancy” burger than put gold on a pile of feces (…Naturally, gold being the gouda, and feces being the “hamburger” at Wendy’s).

  3. JoeyF says:

    Lots of stuff going on again, gouda can stand on its own without cheese sauce too.

  4. Grant says:

    Why do they insist on putting cheese sauce on everything?

    • MP says:

      To cover up their dry burgers.

      The thing is, they’re really cheap with their sauce & mayo, too. I remember back in the day when the Bacon Mushroom Melt had cheese sauce all over the wrapper. Now there’s barely half a teaspoon worth & it’s only in the center.

  5. Tony says:

    Like other fast food places, Wendy’s menu is two-tiered. It consists of cheap value items and high-end bourgeois sandwiches. It’s a microcosm of the widening of the socioeconomic classes in America.

    I long for the days of the Big Bacon Classic… middle-class and delicious.

    • thehottoddy23 says:

      That’s a first- someone comparing fast food menu items to socioeconomic circumstances. Interesting. I’m guessing even someone who isn’t too well off could spring for a $5/$6 burger on occasion.

      To that topic at-hand, this sounds okay but Wendy’s quality sucks anymore in my opinion. The vast majority of my comments on Wendy’s products say that anyhow so I doubt anyone would be surprised by me stating that about this sandwich, too. Lipstick on a pig would be the analogy I’d go for (as opposed to comparing it to the socioeconomic situation in the U.S. :-))

  6. AJ says:

    I had one of these about a week ago here in KY and thought it was a pretty good burger – maybe the best fast food burger I’ve had in a while. The cheese sauce really sent it over the top for me. It felt decadent. I felt guilty eating it! But I’ve been thinking about it and wanting another one ever since.

  7. Beth Mc says:

    Here in Providence, RI, we don’t have the bacon cheeseburger version, but we do have the Gouda Chicken on Brioche. I didn’t notice any extra cheese sauce (yay). This was a really good chicken sandwich. The mixed greens add a little bitter to cut through the richness. My bun was a little over-toasted so it wasn’t bringing much to the party. The superstar was the chicken. It wasn’t the standard filet O’bird. It was thick, really crispy, and extra juicy. Like chicken juice down my hand juicy. Really surprising. $4.99 for just the sandwich is a little steep, but I’ll consider having it again.

  8. Anne Sutton says:

    I want to see a brie and apple combination on something….chicken sandwich maybe? Hey if they can do a rodeo burger, then maybe a viva la france burger with brie and apples?

  9. Amy says:

    I had the gouda bacon cheeseburger last night. I was starving, but I say it was the best hamburger Ive had in years, including high end restaurants. I normally do a low carb diet, so next time I will take off the bun, and wrap it in a low carb wrap, but it was excellent. Nice and creamy, and the vegetables were fresh too

  10. […] The latest newcomer to the Wendy’s menu is the Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche.  This is the first nationally advertised promo product from Wendy’s to offer Gouda cheese (I think Burger King was the first major fast food chain to offer Gouda).  Back in January we brought you news that select Wendy’s locations were testing a Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger on Brioche. […]

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