Wendy’s Brings Back the Taco Salad

A Wendy’s favorite has returned.  Today is National Taco Day and what better way for Wendy’s to celebrate than to bring back the Taco Salad.  First introduced in the 1980’s, the Taco Salad features hand-chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce and is topped with Wendy’s signature chili, hand-diced tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese. The salad of course includes tortilla chips, plus sour cream and salsa made with roasted tomatoes and ancho chili peppers. The Wendy’s Taco Salad for carries a suggested price of $5.99 for a full-sized entrée salad or $3.99 for a half-sized salad.  Prices may vary.Taco Salad Wendys

11 comments on “Wendy’s Brings Back the Taco Salad

  1. Simon says:

    I used to love this, I’d make it a meal.. Have a plain salad, cup of chili, and chips and salsa

  2. Taylor says:

    Great news ! As long as quality is maintained in terms of freshness, I am delighted to see this. Actually, I’d like to see their salad bar return with proper supervision of course. I think what killed that was a few people buying salads and then feeding an entire crew threw a large number of trips to the bar. Actually have employees ask people they suspect for receipts and kick out the freeloaders.

    • JJJ says:

      I like Wendy’s and eat there fairly regularly, but nothing terrifies me more than the thought of eating anything from a Wendy’s salad bar.

      • Taylor says:

        I see your point. A reboot that I envision would include more supervision and technology to prevent some of the grossness. Such as pumps for the salad dressing to prevent cross contamination, Prepackaged cheddar cheese and cottage cheese for the same reason (dated of course) and a worker checking it every 30-45 minutes to make sure all of the veggies are fresh. The old thing would not be something I’d want.

  3. Robert says:

    YES. This is loads healthier than most other taco salads, and as an added bonus, it’s really big due to the chili. I usually had to put everything in a much bigger bowl just to eat it.
    The half-size salads aren’t a very good deal, but I’m wondering if they’ll still give you a full small chili with it. Hmmm.

  4. Joe Kirkpatrick says:

    The last time I had one of these they were out of chips and they tried to give me stale saltines. I passed. Also their chili is so watered down these days I will pass on their ‘new’ rendition also.

  5. Bubbsy says:

    Dump some hot wet chili on top of a pile of fresh crisp greens to make a soggy wilted lettuce stew! I would think it would be smarter to put the chili in a bowl, then cheese, then chips on that, and the salad on top of the chips to maintain the integrity of all ingredients – melting the cheese and keeping the lettuce fresh and crisp?

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