Fast Food Review: Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich from Wendy’s
We all know that eating healthier is all about choices. Of course we also know that fast food restaurants offer a grilled version of their chicken sandwiches to fill that spot for someone looking for a lower fat/cal sandwich. I previously reviewed the Chargrilled Chicken Club from Chick-fil-A and the Premium Grilled Chicken Club from McDonald’s and we received several interesting comments about them. One comment included a question regarding if anyone had tried other fast food grilled chicken sandwiches and how they compare in the hierarchy of grilled chicken. That inspired me to try some of the other sandwiches out there. So today we bring you the Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich from Wendy’s to add to the growing list.
I tried this sandwich a few weeks ago, and decided to get it again recently to see how it held up to my first impressions. This grilled chicken sandwich will hold its own compared to the other sandwiches I have tried. The sandwich is served in the typical Wendy’s foil wrapper and on first notice I felt it was a little small for the $3.99 price but seemed typical to Wendy’s prices. You will definitely need a side to go along with it if you have a hearty appetite.
Described by Wendy’s as ” Tender grilled whole chicken breast fillet with a delicious honey mustard sauce and crisp fresh toppings”, and the description is spot on. The bun was soft and fresh and did it’s job containing the ingredients. It wasn’t as heavy as the wheat buns from the other sandwiches. As with most Wendy’s sandwiches, the lettuce was fresh, however, both times, the tomato was a little on the soft side. The grilled chicken breast was tender and juicy and larger than the bun. It had just the right amount of seasonings to give it a nice flavor. It practically melted in my mouth. The honey mustard was a nice addition, subtle and tasty.
This nutritional value of this sandwich compared to the competition:
- The Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich from McDonald’s – 226g with 420 cal/10g of fat.
- The Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A – 220g with 260cal/3g of fat.
- The Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich – 211g with 320cal/7 g of fat.
Of course, you can adjust the calories and fat by “personalizing” your sandwich, also with the option of making this into a chicken club by adding cheese and bacon.
The grilled chicken sandwiches are becoming a regular thing for me at fast food places. Eliminate the mayo and put honey mustard in its place and you have a healthier sandwich. This sandwich would also be a good candidate to eat on the go as the minimal amount of honey mustard makes it much less messy than its counter-parts. If you haven’t tried it, I suggest you do. We’ll do our best to continue giving our impressions on all the grilled chicken sandwiches so eventually we see who comes out on top. Burger King, you’re next…
Pros: Good sized, tasty chicken breast. Fresh soft roll. Healthy sandwich. Not bad for grubbing on the go.
Cons: Not for hefty eaters, very light sandwich. Tomatoes not as fresh as I'd like on my recent two visits. $3.99 was a tad steep for the size.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.25/10
Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10
More Info: Wendys.com
Calories - 320
Total Fat - 7 grams
Saturated Fat - 1.5 grams
Carbs - 36 grams
Cholesterol - 70 milligrams
Sodium - 950 milligrams
Sugars - 8 grams
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 28 grams