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The Baconator sandwich is a cheeseburger sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Wendy's.

History

The Baconator was introduced in April 2007 as part of a "back to basics" reorganization by Wendy's new CEO Kerri Anderson. The addition of the product was part of a push to add menu items that appeal to the 18- to 34-year-old demographic and expand late-night sales. This product and others, coupled with a new advertising program, contributed to an increase in store sales of approximately 11% during the period of five fiscal quarters ending in October 2007.

Advertising

As a cross promotion with the Canadian Football League, the Baconator has been named the official burger of the league.Kick for a Million Details
/ref> They held a promotion running from April–May 2009 in which special scratch tickets shaped like bacon were given out with each purchase. In addition to being able to enter a draw to win an Xbox 360 by texting the number, the person could enter the numbers online to win a chance to compete in a halftime CFL contest to build a giant Baconator, with the winner getting $25,000. This was termed the 'Baconator Boot Camp'. During the promotion, the store workers wore T-shirts advertising the contest. On August 14, 2009, Pete Richardson from Halifax, Nova Scotia won the contest and the prize of $25,000, in front of a capacity crowd of 24,754 at the Rogers Centre.

Ingredients

*Bacon strips *Fluffy buns *Two whole-beef patties *Ketchup *Mayonnaise *American cheese

See also

*BK Stacker – a similar product from Burger King.

References

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