Review: Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich

eview: Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich“You’re the very first person ever to order the Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken,” the young woman at the Wendy’s drive thru window told me. She smiled broadly. Too bad for everyone else. It’s a really good sandwich.

I chose the classic. The Big Bacon Cheddar comes across as a pub-style sandwich. It’s big like a sandwich of that sort should be, packed to near overflowing. The sandwich starts with a big piece of breaded chicken breast and although I wouldn’t say it was juicy, it was good.

The chicken was topped with a slice of American cheese and what only could be called an abundance of genuinely crispy bacon – when was the last time you got “crispy” bacon that was actually crispy – and a slightly sweet bacon sauce.

On top of that was a pile of crispy fried onions. Even the bun was cheesy with a baked-on waterfall of cheddar.

The truth is that I suspect that although I ordered the classic, I got the spicy. That’s OK. The sandwich was pretty spicy but not overwhelmingly so. In any case, the sandwich looked good – see my dashboard photo – and it tasted great and was big, filling and quite reasonable at $6.84 (with tax, sandwich only).

Free Pizza Today at Mod Pizza

MOD pizza is launching its new plant-based Italian Sausage pizza today, August 31st, with a BOGO free offer. To take advantage of the offer, simply order in-restaurant with a friend – and when one goes meatless with Mod’s new plant-based protein, the other pizza is free.

The Willow, a limited edition “Flash MOD” pizza, features the new plant-based Italian sausage on a creamy garlic parmesan sauce base, and topped with shredded asiago cheese, fresh creamy ricotta, sliced mushrooms – baked and then finished with peppery fresh arugula and a drizzle of smokey, rich, Romesco sauce.

The Willow is also available as a vegan option.

The freebie is today, August 31st only. The Willow is available through early November 2021.

There are two Mod Pizzas in the Greater Grand Strand area:

1400 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach

107 Debo Dr, Myrtle Beach

The Pumpkin Invasion

Way down south, down around Pawley’s Island, there is a Smoothie King. Or so it is said among mariners plying the dangerous reefs off the Carolina Coast. And when those tired, rough, men and women of the sea put in to port, the one thing they want is a pumpkin smoothie.

At Smoothie King, they can get that need met.

Starting today, you can belly up to the bar with five different pumpkin smoothies. All feature organic pumpkin that’s naturally high in vitamin A and fiber, is high in protein and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Here are the five: New Keto Champ Pumpkin, Pumpkin Coffee High Protein, Vegan Pumpkin, Slim-N -Trim Pumpkin and Pumpkin D-Lite. Remember.

Go easy on the pumpkin. In another 60 days you’re going to have had so much pumpkin you’re going to be having pumpkin nightmares.

Smoothie King is at 10225 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC, matey.

Long John Silver’s Lobster Bites are Back

Does anyone know if there are any Long John Silvers in the Greater Grand Strand area? This is a place I always stop at when I’m traveling. So what’s the big deal? After a seven year absence, LJS has brought back its Lobster Bites.

In case you missed it the last time around, Lobster Bites are Norway lobster tail coated in a savory, buttery breading. You can get a Lobster Bites Tail Pack by itself or:

Lobster Bites & Fish Combo which includes Lobster Bites, 1 piece of wild-caught, Alaska Pollock, 1 side, 2 hushpuppies, and a drink

Lobster Bites & Fish Platter Lobster Bites, 2 pieces of wild-caught, Alaska Pollock, 2 sides, and 2 hushpuppies

Lobster Bites Family Feast 2 Lobster Bites Tail Packs, 8 pieces of fish or chicken (mix and match), 2 family sides, 8 hushpuppies

Might be worth a road trip.

New Mariner’s Feast at Red Lobster

We’re not trying to open the “is it really a cheap eat?” debate again because $24.99 is not cheap. At least for us. We are poor folk. Hard working. Salt of the earth.

Anyhow, for whatever it’s worth, Red Lobster has introduced its new Mariner’s Feast. It features Atlantic salmon topped with creamy langostino and Norway lobster sauce, grilled sea scallops and Walt’s Favorite Shrimp. You get a choice of two sides. And it looks great. Not that we’ll ever be able to try it. Maybe you.

There are two Red Lobsters in the greater Grand Strand area.

10000 Hwy. 17 North in Myrtle Beach (at the Tanger Outlets)

1230 North Retail Court, Myrtle Beach

New Grilled Cheeseburger at Sonic

If anyone should get an award for delicious looking pictures, it’s Sonic. Check out the new Grilled Cheeseburger.

For a mere $2.49, you get Sonic’s iconic grilled cheese sandwich on buttery Texas Toast combined with a seasoned 100% pure beef junior patty. The whole this is topped with your choice of mustard, ketchup, and diced onions.

The sandwich is also available as a double.

Supposedly you can take advantage of a buy one, get one for half price if you order over the Sonic app but we haven’t tried that yet. The sandwich is only available until the end of September.

There are six Sonic’s located throughout the greater Grand Strand.

Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Comes to Wendys

The Chicken Sandwich Wars continue unabated with Wendy’s offering the new Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken. There are three versions of the sandwich:

Classic: A juicy, lightly breaded chicken breast covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam, topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, and a slice of American cheese, all on a pillow-soft – that’s their words, not mine – toasted cheddar bun.

Spicy: A juicy chicken breast marinated and breaded a fiery blend of peppers and spices covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam, topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, and a slice of American cheese.

Grilled: An herb-marinated grilled chicken breast covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam, topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, and a slice of American cheese, all on a pillow-soft, toasted cheddar bun.

Though they all look pretty much the same, here’s a picture. Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches are available at Grand Strand area Wendy’s.