Apple pecan salad next to pecans, apple bites, and blue cheese on a cutting board
Apple pecan salad next to pecans, apple bites, and blue cheese on a cutting board
Nutrition & Health
Food I Love, at Wendy's

Hearing the love our customers have for the items on our menu keeps us coming back to work every single day.

We’ve made it a priority to be as transparent as possible when it comes to listing ingredients, allergens and nutritional information on Wendy’s menu. It’s part of our brand promise to let our customers know exactly what’s in our food and how we bring these menu items to our customers.

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Food Allergens

On our website, in our restaurants and on our app, we provide food allergen information to make it easy to see items containing common food allergens. When it’s time to start an order, you can make modifications in advance on our website, or in our app. When ordering at the restaurant, simply ask the crew member to hold a given ingredient.

When using our website or app, navigate to our menu, select a menu category, then a product and then click the “Nutrition & Allergens” hyperlink. A new window will appear containing the product’s allergens, nutrition facts panel and ingredient list.

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Wendy’s identifies the major eight (8) food allergens as defined by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on our U.S. menu: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat and Soybean.

Wendy’s identifies the 12 priority food allergens as defined by Health Canada on our Canadian menu: Mustard, Sesame Seeds, Sulphites, Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat and Soybean. 

We provide known instances of allergens; however, cross contact is possible due to common handling and preparation areas in our restaurants. We are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens. Customers with allergies and sensitivities should exercise judgment when ordering.  

 

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Gluten Sensitivities

If you’re looking to avoid gluten-containing ingredients, we encourage you to view our menu on our website. A wheat allergen icon will indicate products that contain gluten from wheat, or you can view the product’s ingredient statement for the presence other gluten containing grains.

While we provide known instances of wheat allergens and ingredient statements, please understand that instances of cross contact with other gluten containing grains are possible due to common handling and preparation areas in our restaurants.

Our Commitment to Quality Choices

At Wendy’s, it’s not only about offering craveable menu items, but also using high-quality ingredients. Our fruits and veggies are from world-class suppliers; we say no to artificial ingredients, flavorings and preservatives whenever possible; and we use ingredients you’d find in your own fridge or pantry.

We continually review our menu to make improvements. A few accomplishments include:

  • Serving all white meat chicken without preservatives and reducing sodium by 34% in our grilled chicken breast
  • Introducing lower calorie Marzetti® Simply Dressed® salad dressings
  • Using a vegetable cooking oil that contains 0g of trans fats for our fries
  • Removing all antibiotics important to human medicine during chicken production; sourcing 20% of our beef from a consortium of progressive beef producers who’ve committed to a 20% reduction of the only medically important antibiotic routinely fed to their cattle
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Featured Products

Click the below circles to learn more about the improvements we've made to these items on our menu.

Apple Pecan Salad
Fresh-Made Salads
Fresh-Made Salads

Wendy’s has always been committed to providing you with delicious and nourishing choices at our restaurants. Our culinary innovation team is continually on the lookout for flavor trends and new, exciting ingredient combinations.

 

You can taste this in our salad lineup where there are various flavors that satisfy unique cravings and, when served with chicken, are packed with 32 to 42 grams of protein.

 

And it goes without saying that you can count on your salads being prepared with care. Every day, crew members hand-chop fresh produce, like iceberg and romaine lettuce, then toss in spring mix to make our signature lettuce blend. We also freshly chop tomatoes, strawberries (when in season) and more to make each salad, fresh, every single day. 

 

We also feel options are important when it comes to the portion size of your salad. That’s why we offer full and half-size salads, so you can choose if you want to have a salad as a meal, snack or substitute for fries.

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Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Salad Dressings
Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Salad Dressings

Salads as good as ours deserve a superior dressing, which is why Wendy’s has worked exclusively with Marzetti since the late 1980s. Our Culinary Innovation team partnered with Marzetti to bring our customers Marzetti Simply Dressed salad dressings which are made without preservatives, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors. Just the good stuff. 

Wendy's Grilled Chicken Sandwich on a marble surface.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Our Grilled Chicken Sandwich not only tastes great, but is a better-for-you option packed with 34 grams of protein at only 370 calories, 10g fat, 2g saturated fat, and 830mg of sodium. Our grilled chicken breast is also free of artificial flavors, MSG, preservatives and colors.

 

What’s more is that the Grilled Chicken Sandwich is prepared with care and grilled for caramelized flavor, it's topped with fresh ingredients like spring mix, fresh-cut greenhouse-grown tomatoes and a smoky honey mustard sauce.

Garden Side Salad, Apple bites and small Chili cup on a stainless steel surface
Side Choices
Side Choices

Wendy’s continues to revolutionize the way people think about combo meals by allowing you to choose from side items incorporating fruits, vegetables, and a good source of protein, like chili:

  • Caesar Side Salad
  • Garden Side Salad
  • Baked Potato
  • Small Chili
  • Apple Bites
  • Seasonal Fruit Cup
Hamburger Kids Meal
Kids' Meal
Kids' Meal

At Wendy’s, we continue to improve our Kids’ Meal offerings by serving up great-tasting, balanced meals that kids will love, and parents will feel good about serving – small victories!

 

Kiddos can choose from menu choices like a Kids’ Hamburger or Kids’ Chicken Wrap paired with apple bites or seasonal fruit in the summer months.

 

In late 2014, we took the step of removing carbonated soft drinks from the Kids’ Meal listing on our menu boards to encourage kids to choose water or 1% white milk. 

Apple Pecan Salad
Fresh-Made Salads
Fresh-Made Salads

Wendy’s has always been committed to providing you with delicious and nourishing choices at our restaurants. Our culinary innovation team is continually on the lookout for flavor trends and new, exciting ingredient combinations.

 

You can taste this in our salad lineup where there are various flavors that satisfy unique cravings and, when served with chicken, are packed with 32 to 42 grams of protein.

 

And it goes without saying that you can count on your salads being prepared with care. Every day, crew members hand-chop fresh produce, like iceberg and romaine lettuce, then toss in spring mix to make our signature lettuce blend. We also freshly chop tomatoes, strawberries (when in season) and more to make each salad, fresh, every single day. 

 

We also feel options are important when it comes to the portion size of your salad. That’s why we offer full and half-size salads, so you can choose if you want to have a salad as a meal, snack or substitute for fries.

Marzetti Simply Dressed Dressing green logo
Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Salad Dressings
Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Salad Dressings

Salads as good as ours deserve a superior dressing, which is why Wendy’s has worked exclusively with Marzetti since the late 1980s. Our Culinary Innovation team partnered with Marzetti to bring our customers Marzetti Simply Dressed salad dressings which are made without preservatives, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors. Just the good stuff. 

Wendy's Grilled Chicken Sandwich on a marble surface.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Our Grilled Chicken Sandwich not only tastes great, but is a better-for-you option packed with 34 grams of protein at only 370 calories, 10g fat, 2g saturated fat, and 830mg of sodium. Our grilled chicken breast is also free of artificial flavors, MSG, preservatives and colors.

 

What’s more is that the Grilled Chicken Sandwich is prepared with care and grilled for caramelized flavor, it's topped with fresh ingredients like spring mix, fresh-cut greenhouse-grown tomatoes and a smoky honey mustard sauce.

Garden Side Salad, Apple bites and small Chili cup on a stainless steel surface
Side Choices
Side Choices

Wendy’s continues to revolutionize the way people think about combo meals by allowing you to choose from side items incorporating fruits, vegetables, and a good source of protein, like chili:

  • Caesar Side Salad
  • Garden Side Salad
  • Baked Potato
  • Small Chili
  • Apple Bites
  • Seasonal Fruit Cup
Hamburger Kids Meal
Kids' Meal
Kids' Meal

At Wendy’s, we continue to improve our Kids’ Meal offerings by serving up great-tasting, balanced meals that kids will love, and parents will feel good about serving – small victories!

 

Kiddos can choose from menu choices like a Kids’ Hamburger or Kids’ Chicken Wrap paired with apple bites or seasonal fruit in the summer months.

 

In late 2014, we took the step of removing carbonated soft drinks from the Kids’ Meal listing on our menu boards to encourage kids to choose water or 1% white milk. 

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