It was a pretty laid back Sunday watching the IU – Michigan game on TV, kids half paying attention, half playing with toys.
Then my soon-to-be four-year-old daughter Evie saddled up to me on the couch to explain the commercial that just aired.
Evie: That burger has no grown-up stuff on it Daddy.
Me: What do you mean? No lettuce and tomato?
Evie: Right. It's just burger, cheese and meat (the bacon).
Me: That's actually exactly what it is honey.
Evie: And it's from your favorite restaurant!
Wendy's is not actually my favorite restaurant but going on two years ago my wife told the kids that when we drove by a Wendy's sign and it’s stuck ever since. I will never escape the "other" Dave Thomas it seems.
I'm still impressed with Evie breaking down the obscenity that is the Baconator though.
FYI: The Baconator is 970 calories with 63 grams of fat. That's not a lot more calories than some of the best local-chain burgers I’ve tested, but a lot more fat.
*Not really the actual size.