Home › Forums › Miscellaneous Forums › Fast Food Franchises & Non-Roadfood Chains › Wendy’s is now launching a jalapeno burger › RE: Wendy’s is now launching a jalapeno burger November 2, 2006 at 10:11 pm #2518166 WalleyeMember quote: Originally posted by MikeS. No, it’s an abbreviation for jalapeno. Quit living in WW2. MikeS. WW2? Back then the word Jap wasn’t racist. But a question: When did the letters J A P become an abbreviation for jalapeno?