Review: Breakfast Baconator from Wendy’s

Did you know that Wendy’s has breakfast?  They’re few and far between, but I found a Wendy’s within an hours drive that offers breakfast.  I couldn’t resist picking up the Breakfast Baconator as my first Wendy’s breakfast experience.Wendys Breakfast BaconatorHere’s how Wendy’s describes their Breakfast Baconator:

Grilled sausage, American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, fresh-cracked grade A eggs, (deep breath) more cheese and more bacon all covered in swiss cheese sauce. Don’t just break your fast. Destroy it.

I’ve reviewed Baconator Fries and the Son of Baconator, but not the actual Baconator (shame).  Now I’m onto another offshoot of the original with the Breakfast Baconator.  Let’s review:Wendys Breakfast BaconatorAs my first experience into breakfast at Wendy’s, the Breakfast Baconator really takes care of a lot of important breakfast sandwich components.  There’s sausage, egg, cheese and of course a lot of bacon.  It’s a well put together sandwich.  The fried egg was pretty perfect with just the right amount of runny yolk.  There’s plenty of cheese… two American cheese slices and Swiss cheese sauce on the inside of the top bun.  Unfortunately, both cheeses weren’t flavor standouts.  I would’ve preferred a sharp cheddar.Wendys Breakfast BaconatorThe grilled sausage patty beefed up the sandwich a little, yet needed some extra peppery seasoning.  It was about the size of a Jr. Hamburger patty.  Fortunately, this is a Breakfast Baconator and the bacon did not disappoint.  There were six pieces of Applewood Smoked bacon layered on two levels of the sandwich.  Each bite had some salty pork to work through so this sandwich was worthy of the Breakfast Baconator name.Wendys Breakfast BaconatorMy Breakfast Baconator was priced at $3.99. Considering it features sausage, six strips of bacon, plus all the cheese it was right in the sweet spot of premium breakfast sandwich values. While not everything was stellar, the bacon was the highlight as it should be.  This is worth a try if you can find a Wendy’s that offers breakfast.

Pros: Six strips of bacon. Good-sized breakfast sandwich for a fair price.

Cons: With all that cheese, it didn't make the impact it should have. Sausage was under seasoned.

Taste: 7.25/10
Value: 7.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.75/10
Price: $3.99

Overall GrubGrade: 7.25/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 770
Fat - 53 grams
Carbs - 38 grams
Sodium - 1870 milligrams
Sugar - 8 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 36 grams

10 comments on “Review: Breakfast Baconator from Wendy’s

  1. Ryan says:

    Forgot to mention… I tried four breakfast items on the Wendy’s breakfast menu and the Breakfast Baconator was my third favorite. One of the items is in the 9 out of 10 range of GrubGrades. I’ll give it a full review soon.

  2. Thistle says:

    All Wendy’s should have breakfast. I’d love to try that.

    • Wildcat4mation says:

      It’s not really something out of the ordinary. You could go to Hardees or Carl’s Jr. or a place that serves breakfast sandwiches, ask them to put bacon on it, and you would have this breakfast baconator.

  3. Shelly says:

    It’s a real shame that not all Wendy’s care the same items on their menus. Would be nice to have a breakfast items in Minnesota Wendy’s.

  4. SASCHA says:

    Wendy’s breakfast menu does look really good, wish it were nationwide. I would love to try the chicken maple bacon sandwich.

  5. Robert says:

    GOD I MISS WENDY’S BREAKFAST. They had the absolute best 99 cent breakfast burritos. Actually, scratch that, the burritos themselves were often sitting there for hours and got served microwaved to 1000 degrees and stuck to the wrapper and had a burnt flavor. But they had the BEST taco sauce to go with it. Just a thick puree with a lot of odd spices in it I’ve never been able to replicate.
    Unfortunately since breakfast is available at so few locations, when I do come across a location that’s still serving, the burritos are still on the menu…but they seem to all have switched to a generic pre-packaged salsa for the burritos. And it’s so disappointing. Sniff. What a rollercoaster of emotions I’m going through right now.

    • Joe K. says:

      The Taquito’s from Whataburger beats any any breakfast item on the fast food market, period. Try one with added fajita vegetables (grilled onions and peppers)or however you desire. All items, breakfast or not cooked to order.

  6. Robert says:

    Also: these breakfast places hardly ever give you a runny yolk, so I’m betting that was a mistake. A delicious mistake!

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