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Old 08-27-2014, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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In a blind taste test, Wendys burgers would destroy anything local.
Why don't you put that theory to the test and set up a blind taste test?
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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In a blind taste test, Wendys burgers would destroy anything local. The pretzel buns are delicious, the toppings are high quality, and the beef is always fresh never frozen. If I'm ever eating a hamburger, it's a Wendy's junior bacon cheeseburger or a pretzel bacon cheeseburger.
How would Wendy's win if the mam and paps use local production, shorter shelf life necessary which translates to less sodium and other preservatives, lettuce that can be grown in the backyard, and the element that with all that freshness, there is merit for using that extra quality to enhance the preparedness with a longer restaurant wait time to cook the burger properly.

Not from Nebraska but mam and paps should really take this feedback and say wait a second, if we change our product up a bit, we can have a much better burger than Wendy's. There's really no excuse for this. For a "best burger" title, a mam and pap has nothing to lose shooting the moon and go for tastier product. If you are the best burger you can also charge a premium for it and not lose customers because plenty of people want the "best burger". If Wendy's is winning, I call that lack of ingenuity. The ball is in their court and they aren't considering their options. Also, it's Omaha isn't so large a city that marketing is an issue...you just have an outside space and people will see it and wanna try it
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Wendy's sounds good right about now for some reason.

Hardee's Thick Burger beats any Omaha Bar burger.

Yes, it is sad that Fast joints can put out better food than local joints.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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If they choose to do so, large fast food restaurants can source the best ingredients due to scale. If you're the best bacon producer in America, and you can sell to anybody, but you have 10,000 tons of bacon, you're not giving 2 seconds to the mom and pop in Omaha, when you can call Wendys and set up not only this purchase, but recurring purchases on a 10 year contract. Also that lettuce in mom and pops backyard is often contaminated due to neglect, cigarette smoke in the air, local pests, etc. whereas the professional supplier who produces lettuce for a living takes measures to prevent every contamination they can think of. McDonalds could easily have the best tasting burger, if they wanted to go that route, but instead they choose to bring costs down as far as possible to feed the masses. Wendy's doesn't aim for those low costs (I think the pretzel burger costs $5 or more), but they have chosen to use their size to source the best ingredients. Size is a weapon and the food giants use it to sell better products or more products at lower cost, whichever they choose.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Omaha's Best Tasty Burger Restaurants - "I do love the taste of a good burger."
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
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The Railway Grill and Bar in Council Bluffs also serves a pretty mean burger. I would also add Duncan's in Council Bluffs.
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