wheres the beef?

A wildly popular catchphrase from a 1984 Wendys commercial starring Clara Peller , where she ordered from a fictional competitor and was given a big hamburger bun with a tiny hamburger patty. so asked, in an outraged tone, that famous question. That same year Democratic candidate Walter Mondale ridiculed his opponent Senator Gary Hart by using the phrase during a televised debate, implying you have lots of ideas, but they have no meat in them