What Exactly Is In Wendy’s Burgers?

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 10:20pm By

I was watching TV and saw a Wendy’s commercial touting how their burgers are made with fresh beef.  I like looking at the fine print in ads, so I noticed the following screen:

Wendy's commercial screencap

In case you can’t read it, at the bottom it says, “Fresh beef available in contiguous US and CN.”

So what exactly are the burgers made of in Hawaii and Alaska?

7 comments on ‘What Exactly Is In Wendy’s Burgers?’

  1. Larry says:

    It meant to say-continental US and Canada

  2. Josh says:

    Larry: “Contiguous US” and “Continental US” are synonymous.  They both refer to the 48 connected states, excluding both Hawaii and Alaska.

  3. Debbie Lou says:

    Frozen Beef (hopefully).

  4. Josh says:

    Debbie Lou:  I hope.  I really, really hope.

  5. David says:

    Maybe they use pineapple in Hawaii and snow in Alaska with added beef flavourings.

  6. Mike says:

    Contiguous and Continental are not synonymous. Contiguous means touching, continental would suggest on the same continent.  The latter would include Alaska since it is on the same continent as the rest of the US even though it is not contiguous.

  7. Josh says:

    Mike, technically you are correct, but I’ve never heard anyone use the technical definition in speech.  When people say, “Continental US”, they are almost always referring to the lower 48 states (plus D.C.).

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