• Wendy's Releases Mixtape with B.I.G.'s "Ready To Die" Reference

    When Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's in 1969, what kind of music do you think he was listening to? Thomas remained head of the international fast food chain until has passed away in 2002. That means he witnessed the birth of hip-hop, and was even around to watch the domination of Biggie Smalls. It is also possible that Biggie Smalls ate a Wendy's burger or two during his time on this Earth. Whether or not the restaurant and Biggie crossed paths in the past is up for speculation. Wendy's latest tweet does draw heavy influence from the rapper's classic Ready to Die album though.

    On Wednesday (March 21), Wendys took to Twitter to post a promotion for a mixtape the company seems to be dropping tomorrow. The tweet features a picture of a single square burger patty placed on a white background. The words "Webeefin?" are sprawled across the bottom in the same stylization and font from Ready to Die's cover. The first word is in a black bold text, the second is regular, and the "in" is painted with red ink. The caption for the tweet reads "Fresh, never frozen beats. 3.23.18"

    Wendy's has fresh beef with Burger King and McDonald's — but this time, they're not just tweeting about it, they're singing it. On Friday, the fast food chain dropped five songs on a new mixtape, including several diss tracks taking aim at its biggest competitors in the fast food world. "The mixtape drops now. Not pulling punches. We Beefin’," Wendy's official Twitter account posted.

    The playlist, titled "We Beefin'," is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. It has album artwork that features a single image of Wendy's signature square burger patty. The chain tweeted a preview of the art earlier this week.

    Lyrics from the track "Clownin'," take direct jabs at McDonald's mascot, Ronald McDonald: "You hide from funk / That's prolly why you go paint your face / My meals are great, people lining up like everyday / Leave you in shame, make you run back to Cirque du Soleil / That's cold game / But what you expect from tryna play / Won't say no names but you a clown / Get it, OK?"

    Another track titled "Rest In Grease," calls out McDonald's broken ice cream machines: "You No. 1? That's a joke / Why you ice cream machine always broke? / Why you drive-thru always slow? / Why you innovation just can't grow? / It's queen Wendy, need I say more?"

    Meanwhile, the song "Holding It Down," takes aim at Burger King with lyrics: "The problem is you didn't recognize I give no clucks / So wrap it up, turn these chickens to rubber ducks / And BK, don't think that you got away / You copied my old menu and put it out on replay."

    To make it clear these tracks weren't just aimed at any old restaurant, Wendy's even tweeted a Spotify link to the playlist directly at McDonald's. "Don't sleep on this mixtape," the chain wrote with flame and burger emojis.

    Wendy's has been steadily gaining praise among fans for its creative use of social media to troll its fast food rivals. In November, Wendy's slammed McDonald's over a Black Friday tweet that went awry. The chain also sent out a fiery tweet after McDonald's announced most of its locations would begin making its Quarter Pounders with fresh beef instead frozen patties. Wendy's has long prided itself on using fresh, never-frozen patties.

    "So you’ll still use frozen beef in MOST of your burgers in ALL of your restaurants? Asking for a friend," Wendy's tweeted earlier this month.

    So, which chain really has the freshest beef now? Your move, McDonald's and Burger King.