Big news in fast food today: Wendy's thinks it's revolutionized cheese fries.
The Ohio-based company launched a limited time offering called Baconator Fries, Wendy's natural-cut fries drizzled with cheddar cheese sauce and topped with -- wait for it -- bacon!
Oh my god bacon! Like no one has ever thought of that before.
We're calling your bluff Wendy's. Ain't no way your Baconator Fries are going to get our vote over these seven places.
If you ask the granddaddy of D-FW cheese fries, sans bacon is not an option. Where else are you going to get your protein if it's not stuck between melted layers of cheesy goodness? Slap a jalapeno and some chives on there and you've practically hit every food group.
Jake's Old Fashioned Hamburgers
Here the Cheddar Fries come naked and cheesy, or you can add chili, chives, bacon and jalapenos. Did you hear that Wendy's? Chili and bacon. Bring on the beef.
Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House
This East Dallas restaurant uses waffle fries as the foundation for its epic cheese mountain. Add two different cheese (cheddar and bleu), scallions, and bacon and you're in for a good time. Comes with regular ranch or, if you're craving heat, homemade ghost chili ranch.
It's like this place saw Goodfriend's waffle fries and raised them. These fries come doused in queso and covered in shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions and roasted poblano peppers. Dip in a side or ranch, or make it the real deal with a helping of jailhouse chili for an extra $1.50.
So you like surprises, eh? Let me ruin one for you in the name of taste. The Cheese Fries Surprise from Rodeo Goat locations in Dallas and Fort Worth is a heaping bowl of fries topped with parsley, cheddar cheese, and brisket chili. Get. In. My. Mouth!
Scotty P's Hamburgers
Crispy fries beneath a pile of cheddar cheese, chives, bacon bits and jalapenos. They're called Cardiac Fries for a reason people.
The Blind Butcher
Does poutine count? This Lower Greenville hot spot serves up a bowl of fries several different ways, but always with cheese curds. The veggie option? Fries topped with mushrooms, scallions, cheese curds and mushroom gravy. Feeling carnivorous? Try fries smothered with pork belly, smoky gravy and cheese curds. And if you want to get real fancy, try the fries plus duck, confit, gravy and an egg. You can also add foie gras for $10.
GuideLive staffers Ann Pinson and Shannon Sutlief contributed to this delicious story.