Wendy's Ultimate Breakfast Pairing Guide
Explore our A.M. flavors with these delicious coffee and sandwich duos.
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It’s no secret that Wendy’s® entered the game energized when we started to serve breakfast a few months ago. That’s why I look to Wendy’s breakfast to keep me energized and motivated as I work from home. You can often find me taking a break from my laptop in the mornings to browse the Wendy’s mobile app for new offers and place my order ahead before our restaurants stop serving breakfast at 10:30 am. It wasn’t long before I found my new favorite coffee drink: a Vanilla Frosty®-ccino.
I knew Wendy’s offered a variety of breakfast beverages, but I’m not much of an expert. With new breakfast beverage options like Cold Brew Iced Coffee, a Vanilla OR Chocolate Frosty-ccino, and Simply Orange® Juice, I became curious.
I sat down with Wendy’s all-things-breakfast expert, Senior Specialist of Culinary Innovation, Jay Drumm, to learn more about the flavor profiles he used. Jay is the connoisseur behind Wendy’s new breakfast menu and was recently named one of 15 Young Restaurant Leaders to Watch by QSR Magazine. He dove deep into market research and used consumer insights to find out exactly what our customers wanted from breakfast, and he wasn’t afraid to deliver. I asked Jay which breakfast beverages on the new menu would pair best with each breakfast sandwich. Here are his selections:
Hot Coffee: Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit
A fan favorite, the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, is a tasty blend of sweet and melted honey butter slathered on a juicy, all white meat chicken breast and served on a flaky, southern-style biscuit. Pair it with our brand-new coffee blend made with beans from Brazil, Columbia and Central America, which deliver a robust, but balanced flavor. This pairing delivers a dynamic eating experience: sweet honey butter, savory, crispy fried chicken, tender biscuits and a robust coffee. It’s like a pinball game in your mouth.
Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Classic Sandwich
If you are looking for something on the more classic side, try the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Classic sandwich paired with our refreshing Cold Brew Iced Coffee. Our signature Applewood smoked bacon, fresh-cracked egg and melted American cheese are served on a freshly toasted Classic Bakery Roll – which is our take on an English muffin. This sandwich pairs perfectly with our slow-steeped coffee with a smooth rich flavor and sweet caramel finish. Try this combination today for less than 350 calories.
Vanilla Frosty-ccino: Breakfast Baconator®
These two items are a match made in flavor heaven. Our Breakfast Baconator starts with our signature grilled sausage (which has a bit of a kick), a fresh-cracked egg, six strips (yes, you read that correctly) of Applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese and is topped with a warm Swiss cheese hollandaise sauce served on a toasted premium bun. It’s everything you want for breakfast, in sandwich form. Try pairing a Vanilla Frosty-ccino with this flavor forward sandwich. It’s our smooth, Cold Brew Iced Coffee with our legendary vanilla Frosty mix swirled throughout (I could watch the Frosty mix cascade through the cold brew all day!). Together, this hearty combination will get your day started off right with a flavorful bang.
Chocolate Frosty-ccino: Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant
This combination has ‘brunch’ written all over it. Our Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant starts with a fresh-cracked egg and Wendy’s signature square sausage patty, topped with warm Swiss cheese hollandaise sauce served on a flaky, all-butter croissant. The croissant is made of more than 100 layers of butter and dough – just like what you would find in European bakeries! To pair, I recommend a combination of chocolate and coffee: a Chocolate Frosty-ccino. The Chocolate Frosty-ccino starts with our signature Cold Brew Iced Coffee topped with our rich and creamy chocolate Frosty mix. Together, this combination of Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant and Chocolate Frosty-ccino is a brunch pairing worth eating every day.
Simply Orange Juice: Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
This sandwich and beverage pairing is an American favorite. The classic pairing featuring our signature grilled sausage, a fresh cracked egg and melted American cheese served on a flaky, southern-style buttermilk biscuit. This pairs perfectly with Simply Orange, 100% Pure Squeezed Pasteurized Orange Juice, that’s never made from concentrate.
Diet Coke®: Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant
What can top a Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant sandwich? Well, a Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant paired with a Diet Coke, of course! The bold flavor and carbonation of Diet Coke can stand up to the sweet Maple Honey Butter, Applewood smoked bacon, crispy southern-style fried chicken and that buttery croissant. Together, it’s a harmonious combination where each flavor gets its share of the spotlight throughout the eating experience.
PS: For a limited time, you can enjoy your Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant for FREE with a mobile purchase on the Wendy’s app*.
So now what? Drive-thru your local Wendy’s and try some of these pairings or get them delivered to your doorstep. Order Wendy’s breakfast through GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats and Postmates and you too can enjoy the tasty blend of sweet and melted honey butter on the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit or the smooth rich chocolaty flavor of our Chocolate Frosty‑ccino. And don’t forget to check the mobile app for offers. I know I will!
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