Wendy's International Inc.

  • Film

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Bruxie Reveals Irvine Location

    When our Anne Marie first broke the news that Bruxie was planning an Irvine location at Heritage Plaza (corner of Culver and Walnut), there was a lot of speculation about where it would actually end up. Would it be next to The Habit? Where Ace Donuts is? Where, where, where? That was the question.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The Top 5 Worst Karaoke Songs Of All Time According to Jo Koy

    While you might know him best for his regular guest spots on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," his raucously funny comedy DVD's, or sold-out stand-up shows, Comedian Jo Koy knows how to use a mic for more than just spitting out jokes. Turns out he's also a huge music buff and has a pretty terrific set of pipes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Eat This Now: Lamb Cheeseburger at Sundried Tomato Cafe

    "Where's the beef?" the Wendy's ad campaign famously asked back in the '80s. Our 2013 reply: Who gives a rat's ass? We've seen the light, we've moaned (quietly) in delight, we've licked the copious juices running down our hand, we've discovered anew why "eat" has such sexual connotations--and we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    "Wendy's Be Our Valentine!" Protest Today in SanTana!

    Today the Student Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (those always-awesome chingones who have led successful boycotts against everyone from Taco Bell to Trader Joe's) are invting la gente to meet and prep at El Centro Cultural de Mexico at 5pm to be part of today's "Wendy's Be Ou ... More >>

  • Film

    October 18, 2012

    The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Burger King Introduces Black Truffle Angus Burger In Hong Kong

    While Taco Bell foists another Frankenstein's monster food item on us made from the interchangeable parts of its existing menu, the other parts of the world get actual innovation from their fast food restaurants. We heard about the Pizza Hut in England's hot-dog-stuffed pizza crusts and the gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    A Fast-Food Review of Wendy's New Baked Sweet Potato

    In my humble opinion, there is no fast food side dish better than Wendy's baked potato. It is a decidedly wholesome offering in an industry that doesn't put a lot of stock in wholesomeness (ahem, Doritos tacos). Now Wendy's has introduced what I previously never thought possible--an item that almos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Burger King Makes Cage-Free Promise

    In a move applauded by animal rights advocates, Burger King has announced that all of its egg and pork products will be cage-free by 2017. It's the largest restaurant chain to put a deadline on the switch.   "So many tens of thousands of animals will now be in better living conditions," Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Is Burger King Testing a Pulled Pork Sandwich and Real Bacon Sundae in Nashville?

    Burger King, now officially downgraded as the number three burger chain behind McDonald's and Wendy's, inspired not-so-inspiring headlines last week such as "Burger King's New Menu ...A Lot Like McDonald's" and "Did Burger King Wait Too Long To Reinvent Itself?"; but are the most drastic change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Wendy's Knocks Burger King Off #2 Spot

    ​Technomic, the research and consulting firm that keeps score on the this sort of thing, put out its annual ranking of fast-food restaurants yesterday. The firm reports that Wendy's has displaced Burger King as the number two burger chain with $8.5 billion in sales compared with Burger King's $8.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Wendy's Announces Major Menu Revamp, Moving Away From Its Value Menu

    ​Wendy's, after wrestling the No. 2 spot last year from Burger King, is now focused on taking down the Clown. It intends to beef up advertising for its W Burger, taking aim at the Big Mac in what the CEO promises will be commercials "akin to the kind of the Apple-vs.-PC kind of spot." A major rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    How Does McDonald's Filet-O-Fish Fare Against Other Fast-Food Fishwiches?

    ​ Once again, it's fish sandwich season at the nation's fast food burger joints, a.k.a. Lent. It is said that 23% of Filet-O-Fish consumption happens during this period. But how do the others measure against what's arguably the nation's most popular fishwich, which McDonald's now offers in a doubl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Arby's Plans to Completely Rehaul Menu

    ​According to Business Insider, Arby's just got a new chief marketing officer who's planning a major and total rehaul of the menu, logo, and ads.In 2007, the roast beef-centered fast food chain added Toasted Subs to its menu, which was one of its last major menu revisions since the introduction of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    [UPDATED with Cause:] Homeless Man Found Dead in Santa Ana IS NOT 4th Victim of Serial Killer

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 11, 6:23 P.M.: An autopsy determined that 49-year-old homeless man Antonio Ruiz Martinez, whose body was found Monday morning in Santa Ana, next to an auto shop's pickup truck with a large amount of blood inside, died as a result of "gastrointestinal issues," according to police. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2011

    First Wendy's in Russia Skanks Up Chain's Iconic Mascot

    Flickr user Mykl Roventine​If we think of all the mascots in the fast-food hamburger chain galaxy--McDonald's Ronald, Carl Jr.'s galaxy of gals, Jack, the Burger King--perhaps the most boring is Wendy's, um, Wendy. It's intentional, of course: she was modeled after the daughter of Wendy's founder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Chick-fil-A To Give Away Free Spicy Chicken Biscuits

    ​Chick-fil-A is introducing a new sandwich, the Spicy Chicken Biscuit. It's pretty much a breakfast rendition of the chain's Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which compared to its same-named rivals at Carl's Jr. and Wendy's, makes a pretty decent kick on the heat thermometer. Participating locations are gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jack in the Box Tacos Still Gut-Wrenching--But No Longer Good

    ​Oh, that wonderful feeling after eating a Jack in the Box taco, that punch to the stomach that makes you tap your feet like a telegraph, that creates rumblings from depths in your bowels that had remained dormant since you were in the womb. Their tacos, a superfluous nipple from its shared herita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    [UPDATED:] A Spoonful of Condom? It Will Take More Than 30G's to Wash That Down

    ​UPDATE: See end of post for news of settlement of this case . . . What do you get when you combine a restaurant, Claim Jumper, a $300,000 tax debt to the feds, and a highly litigious society? A condom in the French onion soup, of course!I'm not saying that 51-year-old Zdenek Philip Hodousek from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    #49. Truffle Fries at Andrei's

    Edwin Goei​ We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy! #49. Truffle Fries at Andrei'sThey don't really start out as truffle fries.  They only become so when yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Sharpies and Coffee Cups and Mr. Boey

    Photos Courtesy of Cheeming Boey​Boyishly grinning in his black hoodie and jeans, artist Cheeming Boey easily blended into the crowd at Laguna Art Museum's OsCene. (Read Dave Barton's review of the whole exhibit here.) Yet, his exhibit--simply titled "Sharpie on Styrofoam Cup"--stole the spotlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Study Finds That Calorie Count On Food Labels Can Be Inaccurate​Trust labels much? Maybe you shouldn't. As a recent study conducted by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests, the calorie counts posted on restaurant and prepared food labels can be innaccurate, though not all are. For example, the label on Lean Cuisine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    2009: Bad Year To Be In The Restaurant Biz, Or Was It?

    Edwin Goei​If you think the year that's passed was bad, try owning a restaurant. It was a tough 2009. The luxury brands predictably suffered. The likes of Savannah, White Horses, Manhattan Supper Club and even Tracht's folded as people got tighter and choosier with their budgets. And some ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​What deranged criminal would call in a fake 911 call claiming a fake shooting at a Taco Bell so their pal could rob a Wendy's? It happened in Florida: Altamonte Springs authorities say a woman called 911 early Sunday about a fictional shooting at a Taco Bell to distract officials as a male accomp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Will Crum Plays the Wedge in Newport Beach

    I've written before about Costa Mesa's Will Crum and his tendency to perform surprise, barely legal gigs in unique places (like a Wendy's and IKEA), but the singer-songerwiter's been fairly quiet the last few months. That changed this past Friday with a show at "The Wedge," the famous Newport Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Will Crum Performing at Ikea

    Last month, OC folk rocker Will Crum performed an impromptu/flash mob show at a Costa Mesa Wendy's, and he was up to his antics again on Sunday, with a similar show at the Ikea in CM.Except while the Wendy's gig was relatively well received, his foray into affordably priced, Swedish-manufactured fur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2009

    TODAY: Will Crum Plays in Wendy's Parking Lot!

    Our good friend Ashley Eliot comes to us with this hot tip: Orange County folkster Will Crum is playing a show today at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Wendy's on 468 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. You read that right. She also tells me that at 1 p.m. today, The Makeout Party, Audacity, My Pet Saddle and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    And the Wiener Is ... a Burger!

    The Cancer Project today issued its list of the five worst fast-food value menu items. And the envelopes, please...   1) Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (Jack in the Box, pictured). $1; 400 calories; 23 grams of fat; 8 grams of saturated fat; 1 gram of trans fat; 55 milligrams of cholestero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Square Burgers Suck

    Great bar food should be the rule, not the exception. Important, but often overlooked, on the spectrum of gastronomic delights is the pairing of a great beer with a great (and specific) specialty bar food item: a burger, thick, salty fries, fish and chips, fried calamari, onion rings...You get the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 11-30-07

    Ooooh yeah, dig it...THE SAVAGES. The name of the movie is one of those insufferable cutesy puns – these characters have the surname of “Savage” and they behave poorly! Why, that's ironic! -- but don't let that deter you from the rest of the movie, a film that achieves the rare balance of bei ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Savage Love

    Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time

  • Culture

    November 22, 2007

    Gooey and Greasy

    The J. Flynn Gallery’s delicious, nutritious ‘Strangest Life’ show

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The General Store

    Trading posts, purveyors of fine goods & services, skilled tradesfolk, trinkets, gewgaws & sundries

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    To Protect and Swerve

    Whats the deal with Sheriffs Deputy Joe Balicki and Latinos in cars?

  • Features

    October 30, 2003

    Come to Papa

    Rampage Jackson: Savage brawler, loving father

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    2002: Another Year With Nothing to Do

    The kids are all screwed when all-ages venues die out

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Columns

    July 11, 2002

    A Clockwork Orange

    Diary of a Mad County

  • Features

    January 31, 2002

    Nice Dish!

    100 things you should put in your mouth

  • Features

    July 1, 1999

    Summer Eats

    Part Two