Wherever possible I do my best to support local farming. I've always found that my food just tastes better if it hasn't had to travel halfway around the world to get to me - not to mention the strain that this process puts on the earth. There really is something to be said about eating fresh rather than frozen. We've all been there, you've got nothing in the house so you turn to the freezer and there's nothing left but some old meat (who knows how old). You pull it out, defrost it and it tastes like garbage. Cue: Wendy's. Wendy's serves only 100% Canadian beef, sourced locally. It is always fresh, never frozen and that just tastes better than mystery meat from the freezer.
I've been eating at Wendy's since I was a kid. Whether it's a couple JBC's (Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers) or a Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Wendy's has always been a go-to when I needed a quick meal. We actually used to hangout outside the Wendy's in my hometown. Funny enough, it was our meeting spot when I was in high school.
Over ten years later I still find myself stopping at Wendy's for a quick meal I can feel good about. For the past five weeks, we have been living out of suitcases struggling to find the energy and motivation to cook. I've found that it's been pretty easy to justify not cooking when you find a restaurant takes pride in serving local, fresh ingredients as much as Wendy's does. Funny enough the majority of Ontarians (92%) eat beef, and they value local beef highly, like me.