I try to avoid fast food when I can, but with as much driving as I've done this year it has been unavoidable. When I do stop I have always stopped at Wendy's above any other place, but after my last experience I don't know what to do.
What happened? For 42years Wendy's used the same recipe, but for some unbeknownst reason what was good for so long became forgotten. The meat itself tastes the same, but my favorite part of the burger, the pickles, have changed.
The pickles of yesterday were a perfect mix of taste and pickling perfection. The new pickles almost taste as if they're trying to hard. They aren't the typical pickle green and the flavor of them is odd. Odd is the only word that I can describe them as. If you do a search on Wendy's and pickles on the internet and you will find out that I am not the only one talking about it.
Now, you may ask, "Why is this relevant to anything?" Besides the fact that I have lost a place to eat, this shows the potential backlash to changing what a person on the spectrum knows. Even if the pickles were better I may still have the same reaction. Then again, maybe not, but since it is worse I will be avoiding it.
This reminds me of the time The Olive Garden took away manicotti. I like sameness and when I do like something I don't want it to change. My current favorite place to eat, when I am in Saint Louis, is Lion's Choice. What I got the first time there is what I continue to get. If they were to change what I like I would be put into the same box now; what do I do when what I like is taken away?
Do I give the pickles another chance? I'm not sure. In today's social media age the customers truly have a voice. Look at what happened to Netflix after they were going to readjust their prices. They thought it would be a good idea, but after losing thousands upon thousands of customers they went back to their old pricing. Could this happen here? Could they go back to the pickles I remember? I hope they do because I have always loved going there, but then again I always loved going to The Olive Garden and I've only been there once since they took away my favorite dish of manicotti.