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Top 10 Best Wendy's Menu Items

VO: Rebecca Brayton

Script written by George Pacheco.

What’s the best thing to get at Wendy’s? Well, between the Wendy’s chilli, the Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger and Dave’s Double, there are lots of options for the best tasting food at Wendy’s. WatchMojo counts down the tastiest food at Wendy’s.

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Script written by George Pacheco.

Top 10 Best Wendy's Menu Items

This is one fast food joint that doesn’t cut corners. Get it? Their hamburger patties are square… Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Wendy’s Menu Items.

For this list, we’ll be ranking the tastiest and most popular food items found on the Wendy’s menu. From traditional burgers and fries, to desserts and side dishes, these are the guilty pleasures we just can’t stay away from.

#10: Cheese Fries

French fries are already a pretty perfect fast food creation: thinly sliced and deep fried batches of yummy potato goodness. And Wendy’s’ fries are sea salted, skin-on natural-cut pieces of Russet excellence. Wendy’s manages to make them even more amazing by adding a variety of cheesy sauces to the mix. Traditional cheese sauce may be a classic addition to any plate of fries, but Wendy’s goes the extra mile by offering extreme, calorie-loaded innovative alternative spins, like Bacon Ranch Fries, Bacon Sriracha Fries and the “I-can’t-believe-they-did-that” Baconator Fries. No matter which way you go, the end results are sure to deliver a mouthful of flavor with every deliciously cheesy bite.

#9: Dave’s Double

This next Wendy’s menu item is just what the doctor ordered for those who’ve developed an immunity to single patty burgers. Dave’s Double is a two patty, half-pound beast smothered in all the traditional burger fixings, including pickles, lettuce, tomato and a hefty helping of ketchup and mustard. The sandwich also tosses in red onions and two slices of American cheese to boot; all served up on Wendy’s’ homestyle toasted buns. Polishing off this inspired creation is no mean feat, but if any burger is gonna bear the name of Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, it needs to be one impressive offering.

#8: Chicken Nuggets

Sure, chicken nuggets may be a standard offering in just about every major fast food franchise, but there’s a reason why the Wendy’s version of this portable, lightly fried snack continues to be a star of their menu. For starters, nuggets are pretty affordable. But beyond their price point, it has to be acknowledged that Wendy’s’ chicken nuggets just taste delicious. They may not be as iconic as a McDonald’s nugget, but the combination of spices and satisfying texture delivered in these little white meat darlings keeps us coming back for more.

#7: Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe

Many of us have fond memories of chowing down on cheeseburgers or hamburgers as part of kids’ meals when we were younger. But what happens when our palates mature, and we’re ready for something a bit more substantial than meat and cheese on a bun? That’s where the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe comes in: it’s a slightly more involved take on the classic Jr. Cheeseburger, thanks to the addition of a heaping helping of veggies. Onions, pickles, tomatoes and fresh lettuce help elevate the experience, while Wendy’s square beef patty and melty American cheese keep the whole thing tasting deliciously nostalgic.

#6: Chili

Let’s face it: not everyone digs burgers and fries, and sometimes it can be tricky finding something to munch on when we’re on the road or in a rush. Luckily, Wendy’s has a secret weapon on their menu for those who aren’t feeling typical fast food fare: their hearty beef chili. It’s not only fast food junkies who approve of the chain’s delicious recipe either: a quick web search reveals numerous home recipes trying to replicate the rich, layered flavor of Wendy’s chili. Plus, the nutrition facts for a large order Wendy’s chili aren’t too bad, coming in at 250 calories and 7 grams of fat - so live a little and indulge!

#5: Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger

The time has come to discuss an absolute classic: the bacon cheeseburger. Although Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger is smaller in size compared to some of its heftier cousins, this satisfying sandwich nevertheless delivers the goods when it comes to flavor. Wendy’s’ advertised commitment to using fresh, never frozen beef is on display here, as the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger combines one tasty patty with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and Applewood-smoked bacon to create a feast fit for a king... Or at least, you know, suitable for a seriously tasty lunch. A king would probably order two.

#4: Baked Potato

Wendy’s Baked Potato is another one of the fast food chain’s most popular side items, and, like the fries, it can be customized with a variety of different toppings. Although many enjoy their baked potato in the simple, traditional way (i.e.: loaded with butter), Wendy’s also offers a tasty Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potato, a Bacon Cheese version, and the ever-popular Sour Cream and Chive option. These many tempting variations makes it easy to switch out the French fries every once in awhile. On a cold day, why not spoil yourself with some heartwarming, steamy baked potato action?

#3: Spicy Chicken Sandwich

The Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s has been a go-to meal for the chain’s dedicated customers since it was upgraded to permanent menu status in 1996. A true classic, it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. This is mainly thanks to the impressive kick this bold flavor fried chicken filet packs into every bite. Wendy’s’ Spicy Chicken Sandwich is actually quite hot for your average fast food item, although the addition of mayo, lettuce and tomato does a great job at cooling it down. There’s no doubt about it: the Spicy Chicken Sandwich is delicious. The only question left is whether to order one...or two?

#2: Frosty

From McDonald’s’ Big Mac to the Burger King Whopper, the world of fast food has plenty of iconic menu items. When it comes to Wendy’s, however, their most easily recognizable offering isn’t a sandwich or side dish, but a unique frozen dairy dessert known as the Frosty. The traditional Frosty is available in chocolate or vanilla, and is sometimes consumed alongside the chain’s French fries for the most quintessential Wendy’s experience. What’s more, the Frosty is another Wendy’s menu items that’s been homebrewed by a number chefs and cooks on the Internet, further spreading the fame of Wendy’s around the world.

Before we reveal our to-die-for Wendy’s menu favorite, here are a few tasty honorable mentions:
- Garden Side Salad
- Double Stack
- Blueberry Pineapple Fruitea Chiller

#1: Baconator

What can we say about this behemoth of burgers? This king of fast food excessiveness? The Baconator was introduced somewhat recently in the Wendy’s timeline, back in 2007, yet it’s quickly earned a reputation as the chain’s most talked about offering. Why? Well, how do six strips of fresh bacon sound? Spread out over two big beef patties alongside mayo, ketchup and American cheese, and in between two toasted buns? It may not be light on calories, but ask anyone who’s actually tried a Baconator, or its smaller-sized offspring, Son of Baconator, and they’ll tell you: this beast means business. Lunchtime? Dinnertime? Late night snack? Any time is a good time for a Baconator.

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