Wendy’s Unwrapped, Most Ordered Items of 2023

Wendy’s Unwrapped provides an overview of the most loved hero menu items of 2023

Wendy's Most Ordered Item of 2023: Hot & Crispy Fries

Welcome to Wendy’s® Unwrapped 2023, where we recap the past year of Wendy’s menu orders from morning must-haves to late-night favorites. If you’re craving some inspiration for your next Wendy’s order, we have you covered!  

Sit back, scroll, and get that appetite rumbling because we have some pretty tasty awards to honor the stars of the Wendy’s show: the menu items that have stolen our fans’ hearts (and stomachs) one order at a time. 

Unwrap Free Wendy’s Favorites Through December 20 

You don’t need to catch up on this year’s Wendy’s® Unwrapped hungry! We’re gifting 12 days of deals on some of 2023’s most ordered menu items that you can only find at Wendy’s. Download the Wendy’s app to claim your FREE Wendy's favorites: 

  • December 9: FREE Dave’s Single® with any purchase** 
  • December 10: FREE Breakfast Baconator® with any purchase ** 
  • December 11: FREE Small Frosty® Cream Cold Brew with any purchase **  
  • December 12: 50% OFF Taco Salad with any purchase ** 
  • December 13: FREE Breakfast Croissant Sandwich with any purchase **   
  • December 14: FREE Crispy Chicken Sandwich with any purchase ** 
  • December 15: FREE Small Seasoned Potatoes with any purchase ** 
  • December 16: FREE Small Frosty with any purchase** 
  • December 17: FREE Any Size Fry with any purchase ** 
  • December 18: FREE Junior Bacon Cheeseburger with any purchase **  
  • December 19: FREE Small Chili with any purchase** 
  • December 20: FREE 4pc French Toast Sticks with any purchase** 

Top Orders for Lunch, Late-Night and Every Meal in Between 

From lunchtime to late-night and every meal in between, our fans’ top entrée orders didn’t disappoint, featuring fan-favorite chicken, fresh never frozen beef* and Wendy’s signature Applewood smoked bacon. Wendy’s top three most ordered items included Chicken Nuggets (Spicy or Classic), the classic Dave’s Double® and of course, Wendy’s signature Baconator®

Wendy’s Most Popular Breakfast Orders 

From biscuits to English muffins to flaky croissants, Wendy’s breakfast sandwich lineup has it all. The top breakfast sandwiches from fans in 2023 were the Breakfast Baconator®, Honey Butter Chicken Croissant and Maple Bacon Chicken Biscuit, a true variety of flavors to satisfy all of your morning cravings. 

Looking across the entire breakfast menu, our crispy, golden Seasoned Potatoes, Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant, Breakfast Baconator and Homestyle French Toast Sticks are the most ordered across all of the United States. As for fans in the South, they know a thing or two about a good biscuit and opted for our savory Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit time and time again in 2023!  

Wendy’s Most Popular Items 

Limited-Time Only 

Wendy’s knows fans love seasonal menu items, ones that transport them to a world of seasonally-inspired flavor profiles.  Craving a cozy treat that tastes like Fall, or want a spoonful of holiday cheer? That’s why, this year we delivered festive Frosty® flavors like Pumpkin Spice Frosty and Peppermint Frosty treats, but we didn’t forget our fans who sought out refreshing bites during the Spring and Summer.  

We brought our fans craveable options with seasonal items like the Summer Strawberry Salad and Loaded Nacho Cheeseburger, which arrived just in time for football season.  

No matter the season, Wendy’s has you covered with delicious, limited time menu items throughout the year! With so many mouth-watering options, the competition was tight in 2023, but the Strawberry Frosty reigned supreme as Wendy’s most ordered limited time offer, demonstrating our fans’ big love for seasonal Frosty flavors. What flavors could be next in 2024?  


Now, what year-round menu item scored first place among our stacked menu this year? The one, the only: Wendy’s natural-cut Hot & Crispy Fries. This beloved side serves as the perfect pairing to any Wendy’s meal, a satisfying snack when you need a pick-me-up or can even be used as a Frosty utensil. From in-app deals and free Fry-days in 2023, Wendy’s fans couldn’t get enough of our signature Hot & Crispy Fries this year (and we don’t blame them!)  


Wendy’s Most Popular Beverage & Desserts 

  1. Coffee: For breakfast, fans stuck to a Regular Hot Coffee to start their mornings. But for those afternoon pick-me-ups? Coffee fans turned to a Frosty Cream Cold Brew first, our smooth, cold-brewed coffee with legendary Frosty creamer is swirled with a choice of year-round vanilla, chocolate and caramel syrups. Our Frosty Cream Cold Brew also got a seasonal twist with limited-time pumpkin spice and peppermint flavors this year!  
  2. Lemonade: Wendy’s stacked lineup of Dave’s Craft Lemonades makes it hard to choose a favorite, but this year, the Strawberry Lemonade took the top spot, according to our fans. 
  3. Frosty Flavor: We’re all about creating new and exciting Frosty flavors inspired by our fans, but the Classic Chocolate Frosty was the most ordered in 2023. As one of the five original Wendy’s menu items that Dave Thomas created back in 1969, you can’t go wrong with a classic Chocolate Frosty! 

Did your Wendy’s favorites make Wendy’s Unwrapped 2023? Whether you’re craving breakfast or a late-night nosh, we hope this list inspires your next order.  

Download the Wendy’s app to place your top order of 2023 and skip the drive-thru line. Stay tuned for next year’s Wendy’s Unwrapped! 


*Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada. 

**Offers only available at participating U.S. Wendy’s for a limited time. Offers must be redeemed in the Wendy’s App. App download and account registration required. Not valid in a combo or with any other coupon, discount or offer.  See offers in the Wendy’s App for further details.