JDW blasted for removing diners' 'favourite' dishes

By Nikkie Sutton

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Menu addition: JDW has added a new burger to its range, which includes 'baconnaise'
Menu addition: JDW has added a new burger to its range, which includes 'baconnaise'
Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has upset diners following a shake-up of its menu, with fans of the 900-strong group chastising the removal of their "favourite" dishes.

The pub chain has removed dishes including tandoori chicken, 8oz rump steak, hotdogs and cheesecake to make way for new additions.

Diners took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the dishes being taken off the menu.

Social reaction

The dishes that have been removed include:

  • Ice cream sundae
  • 8oz rump steak
  • All cheesecakes
  • Half roast chicken
  • New York deli burgers
  • Tandoori chicken
  • All hotdogs

JDW spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “JDW serves a wide range of meals to suit all tastes and we are always keen to evolve our offer.

“We have taken some meals off our menu and replaced them with new dishes.”

One of the new, summer menu dishes is a ‘drive-thru’ burger, which JDW said was made with 100% British beef burgers, served in a brioche bun and combining ‘baconnaise’, maple bacon slices, beef patty, American cheese slices and gherkin slices.

The burger, which has been added to JDW’s gourmet burger range, is wrapped in tin foil, enabling the head of it to build and slightly steam the bun, making it moist and indulgent.

The baconnaise sauce is inspired by classic American burger toppings and uses 100% real bacon pieces, smoked with a hint of spices and mixed with mayonnaise.

New additions

All JDW gourmet burger choices are served with chips and six onion rings and are part of a meal deal, which includes a soft or alcoholic drink, from the meal-deal drinks range, as part of the price.

JDW head of food Jameson Robinson said: “We have teamed American inspiration with British beef for our latest gourmet burger offering, as we continue to provide our customers with great quality, choice and value.”

The new menu also includes additions to the pub group’s breakfast offer including a veggie twist on a classic – mushroom Benedict.

The dish uses a flat mushroom variety and is topped with two poached eggs, all on a toasted English muffin, with Hollandaise sauce and rocket.

The breakfast line-up also includes scrambled eggs on toast, with three shell eggs and two slices of toasted bloomer bread.

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