Three blocks from Elizabeth's parents' house in Florida I drove past a Wendy's with a sign in the window for Black Label Hamburgers. That's right, I seem to remember reading something at the beginning of the year about Wendy's testing an "upscale" burger.
Did I expect them to be testing the burgers in a Florida town with less than 25,000 residents? No. Did I turn the car around and go back to try one? Of course.
There was a heft to the sandwich and it smelled good. Really good. I haven't been a fan of Wendy's for a few years now; the direction they've been taking seems to be mostly high-salt and low-quality food, trying to copy McDonald's rather than stake out a claim as a good fast food joint, which is how I used to view them. So my expectations were not high and I was surprised that this sandwich actually smelled like cheese and mushrooms.