Consistency in terms of menu and food quality as well as exterior store appearance is a defining characteristic of Wendy’s, an international chain of fast-food restaurants. But as many observant customers will attest to, every store has fairly unique interior décor, pricing scheme, and hours of operation as well as staff uniform. Despite these differences, every Wendy’s restaurant has a warm and welcoming vibe that attracts families as well as the young and old population.
The Wendy’s logo of a child in pigtails is also part of the attraction. After all, how can you resist the charms of a cute child with a charming smile? Wendy’s prices are always competitive and they’re always introducing fresh new items on their value menu.
Below are the latest the Wendy’s menu prices.
|10 PC. Chicken Nuggets Combo||$7.70|
|10 PC. Spicy Chicken Nuggets Combo||$7.70|
|Kids' 4PC Nuggets||$4.76|
|Small Dave's Double® Combo||$9.38|
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich||$6.06|
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo||$8.99|
Frosty® Key Tag
Buy a Frosty Key Tag at any participating Wendy's® and get a free Junior Frosty for an entire year. Plus, 85% of all proceeds from the Key Tags are donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® to help children waiting in foster care find forever homes. Not bad for $2 and a little space on your keychain. Available for purchase until 1/31/20. Redeemable through 12/31/20.
|Frosty® Key Tag||$2.03|
|$5 Bacon Double Stack™ Biggie Bag||$5.00|
|4 PC Spicy Chicken Nuggets||$1.59|
|6 PC Spicy Chicken Nuggets||$2.31|
|Kids' 4 PC Spicy Nuggets||$4.76|
|Asiago Ranch Chicken Club Combo||$10.01|
|Avocado BLT Chicken Combo||$10.41|
|Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger Combo||$9.81|
|Bacon Jalapeño Chicken Combo||$10.20|
|Barbecue Cheeseburger Combo||$9.01|
|Barbecue Chicken Combo||$9.85|
|Grilled Chicken Sandwich Combo||$9.09|
|S'Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger Combo||$9.57|
|Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger||$6.79|
|S'Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger||$6.67|
|Son of Baconator®||$6.05|
|Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe||$2.26|
|Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger||$2.64|
Chicken, Wraps, & More
|Crispy Chicken BLT||$2.56|
|Crispy Chicken Sandwich||$1.72|
|Asiago Ranch Chicken Club||$7.10|
|Avocado BLT Chicken Sandwich||$7.42|
|Bacon Jalapeño Chicken Sandwich||$6.85|
|Barbecue Chicken Sandwich||$6.87|
|Crispy Chicken Nuggets||$1.56|
|Grilled Chicken Sandwich||$6.16|
|Spicy Chicken Wrap||$2.59|
|Grilled Chicken Wrap||$2.59|
|Apple Pecan Chicken Salad||$6.02|
|Caesar Side Salad||$2.63|
|Garden Side Salad||$2.63|
|Parmesan Caesar Salad||$6.06|
|Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad||$6.07|
|Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad||$6.15|
Fries & Sides
|4 PC Chicken Nuggets||$1.57|
|6 PC Chicken Nuggets||$2.31|
|Bacon Cheese Baked Potato||$3.85|
|Cheese Baked Potato||$3.68|
|Chili & Cheese Baked Potato||$3.88|
|Chili Cheese Fries||$3.47|
|Jalapeño Bacon Topped Fries||$3.46|
|Plain Baked Potato||$2.23|
|Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potato||$2.28|
|1% Chocolate Milk||$1.72|
|1% White Milk||$1.72|
|Barq's® Root Beer||$2.22|
|Brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea||$2.19|
|Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar||$2.22|
|Diet Dr Pepper®||$2.22|
|Honest Kids® Fruit Punch||$2.20|
|Nestlé® Pure Life® Bottled Water||$1.94|
|Sweetened Iced Tea||$2.19|
|Tropical Berry Lemonade||$2.78|
|Chocolate Frosty Cookie Sundae||$2.06|
|Vanilla Frosty Cookie Sundae||$2.06|
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$1.68|
|Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$1.66|
Wendy's Kids' Meal®
|Kids' Chicken Wrap||$4.79|
Dave Thomas founded Wendy’s on November 15, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. Today, it’s among the top five largest hamburger-centric fast-food chain in the world with more than 6,500 locations across the world. Most of its restaurants – about 77% – are in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The chain’s current owner is The Wendy’s Company, an entity formed by the merger of Wendy’s and Triarc Companies, Inc. on April 24, 2008. The chain’s corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ohio.
What They’re Famous For
Wendy’s is arguably most famous for its square-shaped hamburgers, as well as for its Frosty drink and sea salt French fries.
Why Eat Here
Keep in mind that Wendy’s is a hamburger-centric fast-food chain and, thus, its menu consists mainly of standard fare including hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and French fries as well as beverages from soft drinks to Frosty. But while the menu consists of the standard items, the food quality is above par so customers keep coming back.
There are several notable items on the menu. The Dave’s hamburger is considered as the de facto signature item on the menu for good reasons – it’s made of fresh ground beef shaped into a square albeit slightly more rounded at the edges than previous versions. The thicker patty perfectly complements the bakery-style buns, the cheese melts over the grilled patty for a cheesier flavor, and the sweetness of the red onions contrasts well with the savory flavors.
Even the condiments – currently, these include only ketchup and mayonnaise since the mustard was dropped – have been chosen for their subtlety. Many fast-food chains overload their burgers with condiments and, thus, overwhelm the flavors of the beef patty and vegetables.
The Big Classic consisted of a thick fresh beef patty grilled to perfection and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles with a dressing of mayonnaise and ketchup, all sandwiched between a Kaiser-style roll. You can have bacon with it, too – order the Single, Double, or Triple Baconator; the common ingredients are the patty albeit of different weight as well as strips of bacon and slices of cheese in different quantities. The Triple Baconator is the biggest with two pieces of quarter-pound patties, nine strips of bacon and four slices of cheese.
The Bacon Mushroom Melt is even more decadent, as hamburgers go, with its beef patty, smoked bacon, and Portobello mushrooms with a topping of creamy cheddar cheese sauce. The Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger appeals to people with a taste for Italian cuisine with its quarter-pound patty, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, aged Asiago cheese, oven-roasted tomatoes, and rosemary garlic aioli. The black bean burger is only available in selected locations but it’s becoming a popular choice among people who want meatless veggie-burgers; the ingredients include black beans, farro, wild rice, brown rice, onions, quinoa, green and red bell peppers, and corn while the sauce and seasonings including cumin, cilantro, chili peppers, sea salt, and oregano.
A breakfast menu is also available in selected locations. It’s similarly structured as the lunch and dinner menu but with more sides and value meals; the choices include breakfast sandwiches, Kaiser rolls, breakfast burritos, hash browns, cinnamon sticks, and muffins.
The bestselling drink aside from the usual soft drinks at Wendy’s is Frosty. Actually, it’s more of a dessert than a drink and, in most locations, it can also be enjoyed as a float. It’s a frozen dairy dessert in two flavors – chocolate and flavors – but many locations also sell it blended with chocolate fudge, caramel, or strawberry syrup.
Wendy’s is also known for its satisfactory customer service. The staff always seem to be ready to provide assistance to diners, whether it’s getting more condiments or asking for recommendations on the menu. The tables are cleaned as soon as the previous patrons have left their chairs so there’s always a sense of the restaurant being clean, not cluttered.
Keep in mind that Wendy’s is a fast-food restaurant chain so there are no waiter services. Customers line up at the counter, choose from the menu, and pay for their orders at the counter.
Wendy’s restaurants are great for families and children to hang out, enjoy each other’s company, and eat filling and flavorful food at affordable prices. These may not be suitable places for working because of the noise level, especially during peak hours.
To learn more about Wendy’s or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.wendys.com.