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18 Best Wendy’s Burgers, Ranked

By Lana Kisner | December 5, 2023

Wendy’s burgers are definitely packed with meat! With fresh beef patties and applewood smoked bacon, this fast-food chain has no shortage of savory protein. While most burgers at Wendy’s are a variation of their classic cheeseburger, each has a unique flavor profile. They also come in various sizes for every appetite, big or small. I’ve rounded up the best Wendy’s burgers and ranked them based on their taste. Read on to find what sets each burger on the Wendy’s menu apart from the next.

18. Jr. Hamburger

For a no-fuss Wendy’s burger option, there’s the Jr. Hamburger. It’s at the bottom of my list because there’s not much to write home about, but it serves its purpose when looking for a quick bite. It comes with one beef patty, pickles, onion, ketchup, and mustard. It’s only available to order as an individual item, but it’s small enough to pair with another burger when you’re extra hungry.

17. Jr. Cheeseburger

The Jr. Cheeseburger is simple yet tasty. It may not be the biggest or fanciest burger at Wendy’s, but it satisfies without too many fixings. It’s made with a fresh beef patty topped with a slice of melted American cheese. It’s finished off with pickles, onion, ketchup, and mustard and served on their classic burger bun.

16. Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe

This one is the deluxe version of the Jr. Cheeseburger I mentioned above, with the addition of lettuce and tomatoes. It has all the other toppings that come with the original cheeseburger.

15. Dave’s Triple

If you’re looking for a massive cheeseburger, the Dave’s Triple may be right up your alley. It uses three beef patties to create a cheeseburger stacked high with flavor. It also includes American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Everything is topped with ketchup and mayonnaise and barely contained in the burger bun!

14. Loaded Nacho Single Cheeseburger

This is a fun burger from Wendy’s that comes with Mexican-inspired toppings. The bun used here is jalapeno cheddar, which is a welcomed change in my book. Each burger comes with a beef patty, a slice of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, spicy tortilla chips, poblano queso, and spicy chipotle sauce. I love to taste the burst of Mexican flavors in this burger.

13. Big Bacon Classic Triple

If you enjoy extra meat in your burger, you’ll love the Big Bacon Classic Triple. With three beef patties and a hearty serving of applewood smoked bacon, this Wendy’s burger is incredibly filling. These are topped with the classic burger fixings, including lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo.

12. Dave’s Single

The Dave’s Single is simple but has everything you need in a delicious cheeseburger. It starts with a quarter-pound fresh beef patty and tops it with a slice of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Everything is finished off with mayo and ketchup and served on the traditional burger bun.

11. Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger

This one has all the necessary fixings of a classic cheeseburger but in a smaller size, which makes it perfect for a quick bite or pairing in a Wendy’s Biggie Deal combo. It comes with a fresh beef patty, applewood smoked bacon, and a slice of American cheese. These are topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayonnaise, and everything is served on the traditional bun. When ordering a combo, you’ll get 4-piece chicken nuggets with your choice of dipping sauce, fries, and a drink.

10. Loaded Nacho Triple Cheeseburger

If you want the ultimate Wendy’s burger with Mexican flavors, it doesn’t get any better than this. This bad boy comes with three beef patties, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, spicy tortilla chips, poblano queso, and spicy chipotle sauce. Everything is served on a jalapeno cheddar bun, which takes it to the next level.

9. Son of Baconator

If the original Baconator has too much meat for your liking, the Son of Baconator may fit the bill. It’s made with the same delicious ingredients and a hearty serving of bacon but in a smaller size, which may be better suited for some appetites.

8. Loaded Nacho Double Cheeseburger

This is another version of Wendy’s loaded nacho cheeseburgers, and I find it to be the best option among the three. It comes with two beef patties, which are perfectly satisfying without being too filling. Like the triple and single versions, it comes with all the delicious toppings that combine nacho and cheeseburger in the most delicious way possible.

7. Double Stack

The Double Stack is essentially a beefed-up version of the Jr. Cheeseburger with two patties. It’s small yet mighty and has a hearty serving of protein to keep you full until your next meal. When ordered as a Biggie Deal combo, it comes with a 4-piece order of chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink.

6. Big Bacon Classic Double

For a bigger version of the Big Bacon Classic, there’s the Big Bacon Classic Double. With double the beef, this burger is even more filling than the original, with the same delicious flavors. It starts with two fresh beef patties and melted American cheese. These are topped with applewood smoked bacon, crinkle-cut pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.

5. Pretzel Baconator

Wendy’s launched the Pretzel Baconator as a limited-time menu item, so grab one while you can. This burger has all the fixings of the original Baconator but comes with a pretzel bun, which takes its flavor profile to new heights. If you’re a Baconator fan like me, I’d highly recommend trying it.

4. Bacon Double Stack

The Bacon Double Stack has a lot of meat packed into a relatively small burger. It comes with two beef patties, and applewood smoked bacon. These are topped with two slices of American cheese, pickles, onion, ketchup, and mustard, and everything is served on the traditional burger bun.

3. Dave’s Double

We made it to the top three on our list of the best Wendy’s burgers, folks! I’ll give the third spot to Dave’s Double. I love this burger because of its simplicity and delicious flavors. It comes with two hearty beef patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. These are topped with ketchup and mayonnaise and served on the classic bun. It comes with all the necessary fixings of a tasty cheeseburger that always hits the spot for me.

2. Big Bacon Classic

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love bacon in my burger. The Big Bacon Classic not only combines the beef patty with applewood smoked bacon, but it also comes stacked with all the classic cheeseburger toppings you can think of. Everything is then served on a premium bun, which makes this burger extra flavorful. I love the American cheese that comes with Wendy’s burgers, but if you’re feeling adventurous, this is the time you may want to add some Asiago cheese.

1. Baconator

For me, the Baconator is the best burger on the Wendy’s menu, and for good reason. For starters, it includes two beef patties paired with applewood smoked bacon. Then, American cheese is added to the mix and everything is topped with ketchup and mayonnaise before they’re served on the premium bun.

I love the simplicity of this cheeseburger and its super delicious flavors. Remember how I said I loved bacon in my burger? Because there are not many toppings in this burger, I can truly taste the flavor pairing of bacon and beef. Sure, just like any other Wendy’s burger, you can customize it and add any toppings you want, but this is a classic menu item for me, and I wouldn’t really change anything.

About the Author

Lana Kisner is a writer on the team with more than 15 years of experience in the food service industry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, listening to live music, and hiking with her dog.