Many of you know that Wendy’s is my favorite fast-food place. In fact, there’s only one place that comes close to displacing it in my heart, and that’s the shining display of deliciousness at Golden Coral, but that’s another post for another day.

A friend showed me a post by Steven Baum, pastor of First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque, New Mexico that compared Wendy’s and Five Guys.

After reading it, I contacted him and asked permission (which he graciously granted) to post his comparisons here.

Wendy’s vs Five Guys:

  • Both use fresh, never frozen beef.
  • Both use American cheese.
  • Both cook burgers on flat grills.
  • Both use iceberg lettuce and what I presume are hothouse tomatoes.
  • 5G has sesame seed buns, Wendy’s has seedless–but really the bread bit is the same.
  • 5G has more toppings (fair, I’ll give you that), but how can a palmful of vegetables be worth the extra $4 just for the burger?
  • Fries are cut from whole potatoes in both places. 5G uses peanut oil to cook, and I assume Wendy’s uses canola–but let’s be honest, neither hold a candle to Chick-fil-A waffle fries.
  • 5G gives you free peanuts. But a little cheeseburger, small order of fries and soda cost me $12 at 5G–trust me, you’re paying for the peanuts.

His conclusion?

I’d rather just pack my own pickles and go to Wendy’s.

I agree, Steven.

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