First time at a Wendy's, on a bet, me wighing in at 139 lbs. soaking wet, I ate 2 Wendy's triples, a bowl of chili, and two orders of fries. Had a Frosty to wash it down. The friend was so impressed, he payed for it all. At that time in my life, I was so active that I would work or play that off in a day's worth of activities. Oh to be twenty again.
I still stand by a 1/2 lb. of freshly formed patty (with my two hands), some grilled cremini mushrooms (sliced), a bit of pickle relish, and ketchup, or salsa. The burger has to be grilled over charcoal to medium (there's that slightly pink center again) seasoned with a light sprinkling of salt, and cooked with the lid on to capture all of that smokey flavor from fat dripping onto the hot coals. Serve on a slightly toasted (on the grill) whole wheat kaiser roll, and topped with the shrooms, pickle relish, a slice vine ripened tomato from my garden, and a bit of iceberg, yes, iceberg lettuce, for the crunch. For the cheese, it has to be an aged swiss.
Yep, that's the one, unless I'm in Olympia, WA. I had a rare hamburger there that was as good as any steak I've ever had, anywhere. It was amazing and I haven't been able to duplicate it yet.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North