If you follow me on my other social networks then you know I recently made a trip to Wendy’s headquarters to check out what new things they have going on as well as the new My Wendy’s App. I had a wonderful time and learned so much more than I ever thought I would. They were gracious enough to compensate me for my time, and as always, I am sharing the truth with you here today. I also had the opportunity to meet WENDY!! Yes, THE Wendy. She was fun, down to earth and a mom of many who understands other mom’s concerns.
Honestly, before my trip to Ohio I would have told you that Wendy’s was one of my top three fast food restaurant choices. What I would not have told you is that the word “fresh” came to mind when I thought of Wendy’s. I’m not sure I put a whole lot of thought into how fresh they may be. My mind just instantly goes to the juicy burgers! Well, I was taken back to find out that the items that Wendy’s is serving on a daily basis comes to them fresh. They make the patties for the burgers and they chop, wash, and spin the lettuce for the salads and sandwiches. Seriously. That truly made me start to rearrange my thinking about Wendy’s. Who knew?
We were given the opportunity to taste test the new Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Chicken Sandwich just like the original taste testers do. It was a cool experience to be in that white room with controlled temps eating a sandwich in front of a computer! If you haven’t tried the new Flatbread Sandwiches I urge you to give them a go. They are a little messy, but extremely tasty. I like the fact that there is a healthier bread option that features a multi-grain. The Smokey Honey Mustard is only 370 calories (and that is with everything on it).
My Wendy’s App
I love what the new My Wendy’s App is doing for iDevices and Android. If you frequent Wendy’s this is THE place to go in order to find out nutritional values, customize your meal and (coming soon) allergy info. Just go through the app to select your favorite meals and save them for future reference. You can even order and pay for your meal at select locations using the app if that is your preference. The reality is, the My Wendy’s App brings even more nutritional transparency to customers which they can access when it is convenient for them.
If your Wendy’s looks anything like ours, it is less than appealing. I mean, it is ok, but feels outdated. Well, Wendy’s realizes this and is working to update stores to match what they are about… Fresh! We saw a picture of one of the newest remodels and it looks like a place I could hang out in all day! We are talking modern lines, lots of windows, a fireplace and modern furniture. I could totally curl up with a Frosty and my lap top in front of a Wendy’s fire! You may have already noticed the new logo and uniforms.
I didn’t even go into the salads, but stay tuned, I’ll have an entire post dedicated to them next week. Let’s just say that the Berry Almond Chicken Salad is coming back very soon and was absolutely delicious! I am anxiously awaiting when they will be in Western North Carolina.