Last Updated on January 10, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Wendy’s is one of the most popular fast-food chains and its main offices are situated in Ohio. The fact that they offer their interpretation of burgers, fries, desserts, but also other meals and their strong presence on social media are the things that made them well-known internationally.

Wendy’s is known for its square hamburger patties, which are a distinctive feature of their burgers. These patties are made from fresh, never frozen, 100% North American beef.

This chain offers an alternative place for customers who are always on the go. It guarantees to offer a fast food experience that is different from its competitors.

Wendy’s menu prices and popular items


Tender Juicy Chicken

Combo Will Usually Include A Drink and Choice of a Side

Spicy Chicken   $4.99
Spicy Chicken – Combo   $6.99
Homestyle Chicken   $4.99
Homestyle Chicken – Combo   $6.99
Asiago Ranch Chicken Club   $5.99
Asiago Ranch Chicken Club – Combo   $7.99
Ultimate Chicken Grill   $4.99
Ultimate Chicken Grill – Combo   $6.99
10 Pc. Chicken Nuggets – Combo   $5.49
Upgrade to Medium Combo   $0.90
Upgrade to Large Combo   $1.30

Hot ‘n Juicy Cheeseburgers

Combo Will Usually Include A Drink and Choice of a Side

Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 1/4 lb. Single with Cheese   $4.49
Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 1/4 lb. Single with Cheese – Combo   $6.49
Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 1/2 lb. Double with Cheese   $5.49
Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 1/2 lb. Double with Cheese – Combo   $7.49
Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 3/4 lb. Triple with Cheese   $6.49
Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 3/4 lb. Triple with Cheese – Combo   $8.49
Baconator   $6.49
Baconator – Combo   $8.49
Son of Baconator   $4.99
Son of Baconator – Combo   $6.99
Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger (Limited Time)   $4.49
Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger – Combo (Limited Time)   $6.49
Upgrade to Medium Combo   $0.90
Upgrade to Large Combo   $1.30

Hot Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Bacon & Cheese Baked Potato   $3.49
Broccoli & Cheese Baked Potato   $3.49


Natural-Cut Fries Small $1.99
Natural-Cut Fries Medium $2.39
Natural-Cut Fries Large $2.49
Cheese Fries   $2.49
Bacon Fondue Fries (Limited Time)   $2.49
Sour Cream & Chives Baked Potato   $2.99
Rich & Meaty Chili Small $2.49
Rich & Meaty Chili Large $2.99
Caesar Side Salad   $1.99
Garden Side Salad   $1.99
Family Size Chili   $10.49

Right Price Right Size Menu

Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe   $2.39
Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger   $2.49
Double Stack   $2.49
6 Pc. Regular or Spicy Chicken Nuggets   $2.39
Chicken Go Wrap (Spicy or Grilled)   $2.39
Caesar or Garden Side Salad   $1.99
Chili Small $2.49
Jr. Cheeseburger   $1.39
Crispy Chicken Sandwich   $1.39
4 Pc. Regular or Spicy Chicken Nuggets   $1.39
Value Natural-Cut Fries   $1.39
Value Soft Drink   $1.39
Small Frosty   $1.39

Fresh-Made Salads

Apple Pecan Chicken Half $4.99
Apple Pecan Chicken Full $6.99
Asian Cashew Chicken Half $4.99
Asian Cashew Chicken Full $6.99
BBQ Ranch Chicken Half $4.99
BBQ Ranch Chicken Full $6.99
Spicy Chicken Caesar Half $4.99
Spicy Chicken Caesar Full $6.99

4 for $ 4 Meal

Meal (Limited Time) 4 Pc. $4.40

Kid’s Meal

Will Usually Include a Side and a Drink

Grilled Chicken Wrap   $3.99
4 Pc. Chicken Nuggets   $3.99
Cheeseburger   $3.99
Hamburger   $3.79


Soft Drink or Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Small $1.99
Soft Drink or Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Medium $2.49
Soft Drink or Freshly Brewed Iced Tea Large $2.49
Nestle Bottled Water   $1.99
Trumoo Milk 1% Low-Fat (White or Chocolate)   $1.49

Signature Beverages

All-Natural Lemonade Small $2.49
All-Natural Lemonade Medium $2.59
All-Natural Lemonade Large $2.99
Strawberry Lemonade Small $2.59
Strawberry Lemonade Medium $2.99
Strawberry Lemonade Large $3.49
Honest Tropical Green Tea Small $2.29
Honest Tropical Green Tea Medium $2.59
Honest Tropical Green Tea Large $2.99

Redhead Roasters

Hot Coffee (Regular or Decaf) Regular $1.49
Hot Coffee (Regular or Decaf) Large $1.99
Iced Coffee (Vanilla, Caramel, Mocha, or Skinny Vanilla) Small $1.99
Iced Coffee (Vanilla, Caramel, Mocha, or Skinny Vanilla) Medium $2.99
Premium Hot Tea Regular $1.49

Fresh-Baked Favorites

Espresso Chip Bar   $1.79
Oatmeal Bar   $1.79
Sugar Cookie   $1.79
Chocolate Chunk Cookie   $1.79
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie   $1.79

Thick, Rich Frosty

Classic Frosty (Chocolate or Vanilla) Small $1.49
Classic Frosty (Chocolate or Vanilla) Medium $2.49
Classic Frosty (Chocolate or Vanilla) Large $2.59

Details on Wendy’s

The fast-food restaurant called Wendy’s was founded by Dave Thomas in Ohio around the year 1969. He got his inspiration from a place where he used to eat while living in Michigan, the Kewpee Hamburgers.

As of 2022, there are over 6,800 Wendy’s restaurants all around the world, out of which just 350 are owned by the company and the rest are under the franchise. Wendy’s is not only known for the food, but throughout the years they have actually received a bunch of honorable mentions, among which are a few awards for minimizing energy consumption in its locations.

Our review of the brand

Most children are stoked to eat at Wendy’s and you can tell they’d have a great time when you see the brand’s logo that features a child. Interesting fact: The child on the Wendy’s logo is one of the founder’s children. Not only did the logo portray the owner’s daughter, but the restaurant was also named after the same child – a thing that at some point, the owner regretted. This is why, in his words, having the same name as the brand, put a lot of pressure on his daughter’s shoulders.

The square shape of the patties has become a signature aspect of Wendy’s hamburgers, setting them apart from the round patties typically found at other fast-food restaurants. This shape not only makes Wendy’s burgers easily recognizable but also allows for more even cooking and a bit of overhang over the round bun, providing more beefy flavor for your taste buds.

The company prides itself on the quality of its meat, emphasizing that its beef patties are made from real beef without any fillers, preservatives, or additives. Wendy’s focus on using fresh beef for its patties is a key aspect of their brand identity, differentiating them from many other fast-food chains that might use frozen beef.

Although they started with a somewhat limited number of items on their menu, over the years they added considerably more, to be able to cater to any needs and tastes.

Fun fact: Square hamburgers are not an original Wendy’s product.

The founder, Thomas, saw the square burgers that would then become famous at his place while visiting Kewpee’s. Another popular fast-food chain White Castle was also selling similar burgers a long time before Wendy’s trademarked it as one of their menu items.

The most loved and bought items from the burger menu include Dave’s Double, Dave’s Triple, and the Baconator.

The Wendy’s Baconator is a popular menu item known for its generous serving of bacon and beef. It typically features two beef patties, American cheese, and several slices of crispy bacon double, all served on a bun.

Wendy’s sells over 300 million Frosties a year

If you like ice cream, then you should try Frosty, which is the soft-serve ice cream, an original Wendy’s product. Some people have noticed that the Chocolate Frosty isn’t as full of a chocolate flavor as most of the ice creams, and they aren’t wrong. Wendy’s adds vanilla in their Chocolate Frosty and they have been doing so even before they started to serve vanilla Frosties as an individual item on the menu. The original white and black flavor mix keeps the strong taste of chocolate from being too overpowering while giving customers a peek into both worlds.

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You shouldn’t leave Wendy’s without trying baked potatoes from their menu. They come in a few different types, like Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes, Bacon Cheese Baked Potatoes, and Chili and Cheese Baked Potatoes, among a few others.

That hidden message in the logo was not on purpose

The logo that was released in 2013 for the Wendy’s brand, as a lot of people noticed, had the word “MOM” written on the girl’s collar. As Wendy’s spokesperson said in a press release, this was not on purpose and didn’t mean anything.

Wendy’s Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns Wendy’s?

This fast-food restaurant chain is owned by a company that shares the same name, Wendy’s.

At what time does Wendy’s open?

Wendy’s started opening at 6.30 a.m. ever since they started serving breakfast.

At what time does Wendy’s serve lunch?

You can order lunch at Wendy’s from around 10:30 a.m.

At what time does Wendy’s close?

Although you might have noticed that some locations don’t close until around 1 a.m. on weekends, most Wendy’s close around midnight throughout the week.

What time does Wendy’s drive-thru close?

Wendy’s drive-thru closes at midnight or the time that your local restaurant closes. They do not typically close drive-thrus before closing the dining room.

What is Wendy’s Awesome Sauce?

Wendy’s Awesome Sauce combines Worcestershire sauce, honey mustard, hot sauce, barbecue, and ranch.

What do you get in the $5 biggie bag at Wendy’s?

For $5, this meal deal includes a sandwich, a 4-piece of either crispy or spicy chicken nuggets, a Jr. fry, and a small soft drink. The sandwich options for this deal are Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich, or Double Stack™

What is Wendy’s 4 for $4?

The 4 for 4 deal from Wendy’s will enable you to get four items from a specific menu for $4. You will usually be able to pick from these items:
Chicken Sandwiches
French fries
4-piece nuggets

Why did Wendy’s discontinue spicy chicken nuggets?

Wendy’s has removed the spicy nuggets from their menu a few times so far. Even though they readded it to the menu at some point each time, they never gave any information regarding the reason for discontinuing them. Some people say it is all done for publicity, but who knows?
This fast-food brand invests a lot in finding and training the best servers and it prioritizes the quality of products and quality of customer service. To find out more about Wendy’s and their menu, you can visit their official website.

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