Wendy's to debut Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger

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Wendy's new mushroom bacon cheeseburger evolved from a short rib sandwich concept developed by the company's Culinary Innovation team.
Wendy's new mushroom bacon cheeseburger evolved from a short rib sandwich concept developed by the company's Culinary Innovation team.
 
Wendy’s is introducing a new burger and side item — the Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger and Baked Potato.

The Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger features sautéed portabella mushrooms, melted asiago cheese, Applewood smoked bacon and crunchy fried onions on a beef patty. The Smoky Mushroom Bacon Potato includes sautéed portabellas, cheddar cheese sauce and Applewood smoked bacon.

Wendy’s offered a behind-the-scenes look at how the company’s Culinary Innovation Team developed the burger. In the company’s Square Deal blog, Marshall Scarborough said the burger started as a short rib sandwich. “…But we had to evolve it into something that we could efficiently reproduce for millions of people, so we asked ourselves another question:

“How do we make this kind of delicious sandwich accessible to our customers in a way that highlights our fresh, never frozen beef?”

Read on to learn more about the Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger.

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