Big Classic

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Big Classic
Nutritional value per 1 sandwich
Energy 550 kcal (2,300 kJ)
44 g
Sugars 11 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
27 g (42%)
Saturated 12 g (60%)
Trans 1.5 g
33 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
(23%)
180 μg
Vitamin C
(14%)
12 mg
Trace metals
Calcium
(15%)
150 mg
Iron
(29%)
3.8 mg
Sodium
(87%)
1300 mg
Other constituents
Energy from fat 258 kcal (1,080 kJ)
Cholesterol 85 mg (29%)
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Big Bacon Classic
Nutritional value per 1 sandwich
Energy 580 kcal (2,400 kJ)
59 g (197%)
Sugars 11 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
29 g (45%)
Saturated 12 g (60%)
Trans 1.5 g
35 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
(23%)
180 μg
Vitamin C
(14%)
12 mg
Trace metals
Calcium
(15%)
150 mg
Iron
(29%)
3.8 mg
Sodium
(93%)
1400 mg
Other constituents
Energy from fat 260 kcal (1,100 kJ)
Cholesterol 95 mg (32%)
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

The Big Classic sandwich was a hamburger sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Wendy's. The sandwich was intended to present a larger, meatier burger that appealed to the 18-36 year old male demographic that desired a "heartier" product.[1] It is one of only two named hamburger products sold by the company and was designed to compete against the Burger King Whopper sandwich.

Product description[edit]

The Big Classic was a hamburger, consisting of a ¼ pound (113 g) beef patty, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, ketchup, onions, pickles and grill seasoning served on Kaiser style roll. Cheese could be added upon request.

Variants[edit]

  • Big Bacon Classic - adds two whole strips of bacon

History[edit]

The Big Classic was introduced in September 1986 as part of a line of sandwiches that were launched during a major corporate restructuring of Wendy's.[1] Initially, it was in a clamshell-style styrofoam container that form-fitted the sandwich but was replaced later on with its signature foil wrapper as a result of environmental concerns. Some years later the recipe was changed so that two strips of bacon were added to the build, and the name changed to the Big Bacon Classic.[2] It was replaced on the menu with the Baconator in June 2007, but one can still order the sandwich. The Big Bacon Classic returned to Wendy's menu in October 2009, was called the Bacon Deluxe, and contained 4 strips of bacon instead of 2 until its discontinuation in June 2012. The Bacon Deluxe was replaced on the menu by the Son of Baconator. If a customer wants a Bacon Deluxe, they can now add three pieces of bacon to a single, double, or triple classic cheeseburger.

See also[edit]

Similar sandwiches by other QSR vendors:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wendy's International". Answers.com. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  2. ^ Wendy's publication. "Wendy's corporate time line". Careerbuilder.com. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 

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