1. What Did I Tell You!? What Did I Tell You?!

    I told you! I knew it! I just knew it!

    Remember how I wrote about Wendy’s precious new “baked sweet potato” some time ago? Remember?

    Well, if you don’t remember, here’s my review for you to re-read and refresh your memory!

    Anyway, remember, specifically, how I wrote – and I quote – how I wrote,

    Remember how I wrote that?  Yeah, well, today I went to Wendy’s and this was the only potato available!

    What kind of potato is that? I’ll tell you what kind of potato is that! It’s a regular potato is what it is! There are no “sweet” potatoes at Wendy’s anymore! The so-called “sweet” potatoes are gone, pal! The whole place has been scrubbed of any reference, allusion, mention – any trace of them! Gone!

    It’s like the whole thing never existed! But we know different, don’t we?

    Also, their precious macaroni and cheese “Signature Side” has also been discontinued (industry term), probably at the same time, but I’d like to think that they gave the ol’ sweet potato the axe first, if only by a matter of seconds. Even if it was just mentioned first in the sentence when Wendy’s Vice-President in Charge of Discontinued Menu Items announced “Effective immediately, we’re discontinuing the baked sweet potato and the macaroni and cheese. That is all. Over.” Into an intercom on his desk, I’d like to think.

    Into an intercom on his desk and it’s simultaneously broadcast through a sort of school p.a. system in every Wendy’s all at once. Man, can you imagine wielding that kind of power? To just push a button on your desk and speak into a little box and discontinue a menu item?! How cool is that!

    The third of Wendy’s precious “Signature Sides” – the chili cheese fries? Still there. Exactly like I kind of predicted! Exactly!

    Frankly, chili cheese fries at Wendy’s is a no-brainer and I’m surprised they didn’t come up with that years ago, on account of they sell fries and they sell chili there anyway. Considering all the times people eating from open jars of peanut butter used to bump into other people eating large chocolate bars, doesn’t it stand to reason that at some point over the last forty some-odd years in at least one of Wendy’s 6,600+ locations, someone carrying fries would accidentally slam into someone carrying chili?

    But I guess it doesn’t matter how it happened, just that it did happen.

    Posted by on July 18, 2012, 3:48 AM.

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