Review: Bacon Double Stack from Wendy’s

A decent fast food combo deal isn’t too hard to come by these days.  The Bacon Double Stack from Wendy’s is featured in the $5 Biggie Bag along with 4 pc nuggets, small fry, and a small drink.  This is the 4 for $4 deal with a catchier name… plus bacon for a buck.Bacon Double Stack WendysWendy’s describes their Bacon Double Stack like this:

Two fresh, never-frozen beef patties, Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion. Bacon makes even the Double Stack better. But it’s best in a Biggie Bag along with 4 pc nuggets, small fry, and small drink.
Does bacon make everything better? Let’s review:
Bacon Double Stack WendysThe two Jr. Hamburger beef patties are salt-seasoned and of course Wendy’s loves to remind us that they are “fresh, never-frozen”.  They are also laughably small. When I reviewed the original Double Stack over a decade ago, I remember being shocked at how small the burger patties were.  I’m pretty certain this was when I noticed the portion sizes at Wendy’s really changing in order to keep up with their value menu prices.  Ten years have gone by and I still haven’t adjusted to it.
Bacon Double Stack Wendys
The Applewood smoked bacon has a perfect texture where it gets into that sweet spot of not too crispy and not too limp.  Flavorwise, the smoky, salty pork strips shine and have a hint of subtle sweetness.  Wendy’s consistently does a good job with their bacon and there was a good amount of bacon when compared to the rest of the burger components… well-balanced. Keeping the mustard and crinkle cut pickles in a Double Stack with bacon is a slight turnoff as the bite of the mustard/pickle combo gets in the way of the bacons flavor standing out just a tad. The slice of American cheese had an OK melt and the rings of fresh, sweet onion were thin, but still sized right.
Bacon Double Stack Wendys
The Double Stack at my local Wendy’s was priced at $3.69 for the burger alone and adding bacon to anything is a $1.00 extra charge so that’s $4.69 right there.  A small order of fries was $2.29.  The 4 piece nuggets… $1.79.  Small drink… $2.19.  Sheesh that comes out to $10.96 before tax for the a la carte prices.  Let me state the obvious now… the Bacon Double Stack is a horrible value a la carte and a very good value as a part of the $5 Biggie Bag.  As a consumer, the odd price inconsistencies at Wendy’s bother me.
Wendys Bacon Double StackTo sum up the Bacon Double Stack, it’s not worth getting outside of the Biggie Bag promo.  I enjoyed the burger and especially loved the Biggie Bag overall.  It’s a tasty and petite bacon double cheeseburger that improves upon the original Double Stack.

Pros: Bacon does make the Double Stack better. $5 Biggie Bag value.

Cons: Small burger patties. The a la carte prices at Wendy's. Yellow mustard and bacon.

Taste: 8.50/10
Value: 7.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Price: $5.00 Biggie Bag and includes 4 pc nuggets, small fry, and small drink

Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 440
Total Fat - 25 grams
Sodium - 900 milligrams
Carbs - 26 grams
Sugar - 6 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 28 grams

7 comments on “Review: Bacon Double Stack from Wendy’s

  1. JJJ says:

    Lol, that’s more like a slider.

  2. doctorx0079 says:

    What gives me pause with these combos is Wendy’s nuggs. They are so bland and dry.

  3. Robert says:

    12 years ago they shrunk their mini burger patties from 2 ounces to 1.78. Considering a McDonald’s patty is 1.1 ounces I don’t see what the problem is here. But considering your Wendy’s also charges $3.69 for a double stack, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were reducing the size further as they clearly are making up their own rules as they go.

  4. Clay says:

    $3.69 for a Double Stack? Wow. Here in suburban Denver they go for $2.19 (I just had a couple this week).

  5. Daniel J Aptekar says:

    All I can think of when I eat at Wendy’s because their doublestack is Where’s the Beef?

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