Wendy’s New Signature Sides
A few new “signature” side items are now available at Wendy’s and can be purchased a la carte for a recommended price of $2.49.
- Wendy’s Macaroni & Cheese features large spiral noodles smothered with a cheese sauce made with fresh milk, fresh cream and real white Vermont Cheddar and American cheeses—all topped with real shredded Cheddar.
- Baked Sweet Potatoes are U.S.-grown, handpicked and freshly baked in-store throughout the day. They’re served with a Buttery Cinnamon Spread on the side.
- Chili Cheese Fries start with Wendy’s natural cut fries with sea salt that are covered in a sauce made with Cheddar cheese and real milk, Wendy’s famous rich and meaty chili, and then topped with real shredded Cheddar cheese.
GrubGrade reader Parrish tried the Mac & Cheese and Chili Cheese Fries. Observe:
I dont think either portion size was worth $2.50. Now I have a very open mind about fast food but this had to be the first order from a fast food place where I actually could not stomach more than a few bites. The Mac and Cheese had large spiral macaroni noodles which looked promising of a higher quality mac and cheese but upon tasting it I was shocked to find it actually tasted worse than the mac and cheese that come in those frozen Kid Cuisines, the texture and taste were very similar to that. The cheese sauce was watery and barely tasted like cheese. I would never order this again or even give it to my kids.
The Chili Cheese Fries were also awful. They were covered in a thick almost chunky orange cheese, it wasnt a cheddar and it wasnt a cheese sauce, Im thinking maybe it was cheese paste, I have no other way to explain it, it was bleh. The fries and chili were Wendy’s standard but the fries acted like a sifter, allowing all the liquid and sauce to sink to the bottom and leaving just beans, peppers and onions and beef ontop of the fries. Wendy’s chili is a favorite of many and it is great as a standalone or on a baked potato but on these fries it was not working. I have no idea how you can make a chili taste bad by just adding it to fries but that is what happened. The fries needed something more along the lines of a hotdog chili and the cheese needed to be more smooth. Again I would never buy these again and will get my chili cheese fry fix from Sonic.