Like an eighth grade essay, I’m going to begin this post with a definition, which I got from the ultimate eighth grade essay resource, Wikipedia.
A bistro, sometimes spelled bistrot, is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are defined mostly by the foods they serve. Slow-cooked foods like braised meats are typical. Bistro patrons do not expect printed menus or professional service.
Now I wouldn’t call Wendy’s a bistro, but they’re trying to sound like one with their new Wendy’s Bistro Cheddar Cheeseburger, which I learned about via An Immovable Feast. The burger is made of a beef patty, two slice of Applewood bacon, two slices of cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and a “Bistro sauce” in between a bun.
There isn’t any information about the Bistro Cheddar Cheeseburger on the Wendy’s website, so they’re probably just testing it out in limited markets. But if you want to read a review, go visit Justin at An Immovable Feast and read his review.
Source: An Immovable Feast