Until now The “W” burger was whimsical folk lure similar to the Loch Ness monster or the idea that you can get a healthy meal at McDonalds.  But now the marketing efforts have officially begun and the first images of this magnificent beast have been unleashed to the public.  The W is being billed as an inbetweener, bridging the gap between the Cheeseburger Deluxe value menu burger and the Dave’s Hot N Juicy 1/4 lb single.

The attraction for this burger is the price clocking in at 2.99 ( at participating locations only). The burger takes advantage of the “premium toppings” introduced earlier this year. The big differentiating aspect of this burger is the mystifying “Savory Signature Sauce” which we all can assume is another McDonalds Special Sauce rip off. This burger will essentially taste like a slightly upscale Big Mac, which is ok with me.

Here’s a chart from Wendy’s nutritional page to give you an idea as to how this burger fits in to the current line. Notice the weight column, just barely smaller than the 1/4 lb single:

There are conflicting reports as to when one might be able to get their hands on one of these “W”s. There is no mention of a release date on the Wendy’s site which might lead you to believe that its available now. However we did manage to locate a December release. We will try contacting our local Wendy’s and see if we can get to the bottom of this and keep you updated.

[EDIT: Its out now! Review coming soon!]
[EDIT: The Review is HERE]

Here’s the complete nutritional info for the new beast: