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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #210 on: December 03, 2018, 01:18:35 PM »
One caution - i have read that the chilli is made from the day before's leftover burgers.

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=4536
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Originally Posted by Mr. Billion  View Post
A friend of mine has told me that Wendy's chili is made by adding in the beef from the leftover hamburgers at the end of the day into an ongoing batch of chili. Then they do the same thing the following day with the chili from yesterday, and so on. Essentially, they just keep the same batch going rather than making a new batch.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?
I worked at Wendy's as a teenager.

They absolutely do use the unsold burgers as chili meat.

Because they make burgers to order, the patties sit on the grill, waiting for a customer to order a hamburger, and then they custom make it.

But it can only sit on the grill for a certain number of minutes after it's cooked (and I don't remember how many) so if they don't sell, they remove them from the grill and toss them in a container underneath the grill and those are ground up and used for the chili.

~I did not cook at Wendy's, I just took orders, so I only know this from observation and wasn't ever really told the exact rules. But this is what they did. I don't know how long they sit under the grill before they are taken away or at what temperature they are stored. I would imagine they follow food safety guidelines. And really, as long as they do, it's not all that bad of an idea - otherwise they'd either be throwing away a lot of meat, or, you'd have to wait for them to cook the burger all the way from raw every time you ordered one (except during peak rush hours) and that takes a lot longer than what people expect from fast food.

Now as to if they just keep reusing the chili and adding more to it, that, I don't know. I kind of doubt it because that is just ptomaine asking to happen. But I don't know for sure. Carter was still in office at the time I worked there so I don't remember every thing, but some stuff is crystal clear.

But yes, they do use unsold burger patties for the chili.

snap*would you like a creamy chocolate Frosty frozen dairy dessert with that today?*dragonfly

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #211 on: December 03, 2018, 01:25:59 PM »
Day old burgers, day old schmurgers!



#saferthanasalad

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #212 on: December 03, 2018, 02:09:36 PM »
There's this place in Memphis where the burgers are dipped in grease that is almost 100 years old - truly.
 
;D :P



https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/44635

The secret of the tasty-taste of Dyer's hamburgers, according to Dyer's Burgers, is that they're cooked in the grease that the restaurant started with back in 1912. Or at least some of that grease (The restaurant adds fresh grease to the old grease every now and then). To its credit, Dyer's Burgers has been very protective of its grease over the years, moving it under armed guard as the restaurant has relocated to various Memphis addresses.

If you feel uneasy about burgers fried in "ancient grease," the restaurant does say that the grease is strained every day. So it's clean 100-year-old grease


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #213 on: December 03, 2018, 02:59:08 PM »
I would try it but it does seem a bit of a gimmick.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #214 on: December 03, 2018, 05:29:37 PM »
I hear ya, there was a good segment on a Food Network (I think) program called Burger Nation:



You can get your chassis lubed and have a good meal, lol... ::)

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #215 on: December 03, 2018, 05:50:10 PM »
Hey Hey Weiner   ;)


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #216 on: December 03, 2018, 05:54:11 PM »
Now that adds fresh perspective to the old 'Bun and Run...'

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #217 on: December 03, 2018, 07:51:43 PM »
Yeah, they'll do that, but with multiple sources to access and customize personal media, they are fighting a losing battle.

Speaking of Evening Shade: Anne Wegdeworth was another one that always caught my eye.



Facebook wars and Twitter wars have many battles fought on quicksand. That aside, it's doubtful that Annie Potts will liken any person of (obscure) color to an ape.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #218 on: December 03, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
You can buy a big tub of chili at Wendy's for ten bucks.
They say that it feeds 7 - 9 people...
Challenge Accepted!



How was the chili? How many meals did you get out of it? 😄

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #219 on: December 04, 2018, 12:14:56 AM »
I hear ya, there was a good segment on a Food Network (I think) program called Burger Nation:



You can get your chassis lubed and have a good meal, lol... ::)

I've been to Memphis more than fifty times and never once have I heard of that place. Odd.
Most times I am referred to crawfish and catfish places.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #220 on: December 04, 2018, 12:15:24 AM »

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #221 on: December 04, 2018, 12:18:25 AM »
Facebook wars and Twitter wars have many battles fought on quicksand. That aside, it's doubtful that Annie Potts will liken any person of (obscure) color to an ape.

Liberal Logic 101:
1. All science must be accepted, and that means we come from apes!
2. Dont you ever say that someone resembles an ape!

Annie Potts. Ghostbusters. Nerdy librarian. Weiner happy. 😍


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #222 on: December 04, 2018, 12:24:09 AM »
How was the chili? How many meals did you get out of it? 😄

The war wages on! 😃



I ordered two loaded baked potatos along with it so the going will be slow. I order in large quantity so that I don't have to stop. Diner, late night snack, I don't eat breakfast, lunch, and then dinner tomorrow at the receiver where I am shutting down. All accounted for.

* The chili is excellent!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #223 on: December 04, 2018, 11:24:53 AM »
I'm on the Weiner train  ;)


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #224 on: December 04, 2018, 11:58:49 AM »
I'm on the Weiner train  ;)



Either I've misunderstood you, or we've taken our friendship to a whole new level. 😉


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #225 on: December 04, 2018, 12:01:51 PM »
Either I've misunderstood you, or we've taken our friendship to a whole new level. 😉



 ;)




Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #226 on: December 04, 2018, 12:02:01 PM »
The war wages on! 😃



I ordered two loaded baked potatos along with it so the going will be slow. I order in large quantity so that I don't have to stop. Diner, late night snack, I don't eat breakfast, lunch, and then dinner tomorrow at the receiver where I am shutting down. All accounted for.

* The chili is excellent!

You’re going to need a bigger spoon.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #227 on: December 04, 2018, 12:06:02 PM »
The war wages on! 😃



I ordered two loaded baked potatos along with it so the going will be slow. I order in large quantity so that I don't have to stop. Diner, late night snack, I don't eat breakfast, lunch, and then dinner tomorrow at the receiver where I am shutting down. All accounted for.

* The chili is excellent!

Glad to hear it my man - good viewing choice too, maybe cue up some:



Later?

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #228 on: December 04, 2018, 12:07:25 PM »

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #229 on: December 04, 2018, 12:08:48 PM »

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #230 on: December 04, 2018, 12:10:50 PM »
 :D :-* :)

Drive-in memories:




Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #231 on: December 04, 2018, 12:13:29 PM »
You’re going to need a bigger spoon.

Indeed!


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #232 on: December 04, 2018, 12:15:22 PM »
Glad to hear it my man - good viewing choice too, maybe cue up some:



Later?

Ever since Chefist brought up The Thing Museum about a week ago, I've had this on rotation:


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #233 on: December 04, 2018, 12:19:40 PM »


First time to the drive in. Four years old.
I'll never forget!


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #234 on: December 04, 2018, 12:26:55 PM »
Ever since Chefist brought up The Thing Museum about a week ago, I've had this on rotation:


A really outstanding remake - and that's tough to pull off.

James Arness (Matt Dillon) was the original carrot-man:



Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #235 on: December 04, 2018, 12:29:18 PM »
First time to the drive in. Four years old.
I'll never forget!



As good as it gets for drive-in fare!

I go a bit farther back:


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #236 on: December 04, 2018, 01:24:17 PM »
As good as it gets for drive-in fare!

I go a bit farther back:



It laid the groundwork for one of my favorites growing up.



Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #238 on: December 04, 2018, 01:41:56 PM »
First time to the drive in. Four years old.
I'll never forget!



Nice! My parents took my bro and I to this.



Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #239 on: December 04, 2018, 02:20:14 PM »
I nominate this for future meals for you to try once you finish the gallon of chili.