Review: Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant from Wendy’s

When I found out that there was a Wendy’s with a breakfast menu within a 45 minute drive, I was excited to get my hands on the Breakfast Baconator.  I’m glad I didn’t stop with just that because I found something far superior… the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant.Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant WendysWendy’s describes their Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant like this:

A juicy chicken breast, Applewood smoked bacon, and maple butter on a flaky croissant bun. A little sweet. A little savory. A lot good.

This was one of the best fast food breakfast items I’ve ever had.  Let’s review:Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant WendysThe Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant was just about everything I’d want in a breakfast sandwich. Just like the description says, a little sweet, a little savory.  This sandwich excelled on both levels.  It has a thick cut of juicy chicken breast that was breaded with exceptional balance to not outshine the chicken.  The chicken was as good as it gets. The portion wasn’t skimpy and sized just right to fit the croissant bun.Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant WendysThe breaded chicken breast was glazed with sticky sweet maple butter that made my taste buds so very happy.  This maple butter belongs on IHOP’s Pancake Burger.  The consistency was just right and adhered to the chicken bread fillet and to the generous portion of Applewood smoked bacon.  Salty sweetness and full of flavor that would work with just about any bread, but Wendy’s uses a croissant bun.  Again, very impressive.  The flaky croissant was equal parts sturdy and soft and held everything together with no problems.Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant WendysAt a price of $3.99, the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant is at the premium price for what I consider to be a fair fast food breakfast sandwich value.  It’s not as big as the Breakfast Baconator, but it has more quality sandwich components that stand out enough to be priced the same way.Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant WendysMaybe if the Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich was ridiculously cheap I’d have to say there was nothing that could make it any better. I don’t think I’ll ever give a perfect 10 to anything, but the Maple Bacon Chicken Sandwich comes very close.  It’s a shame Wendy’s breakfast isn’t at more locations because this sandwich needs all the attention it can get.

Pros: Perfectly breaded, hearty chicken portion. Bacon. Maple Butter. Croissant bun. Stellar breakfast sandwich.

Cons: Wendy's breakfast availability.

Taste: 10.00/10
Value: 9.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.50/10
Price: $3.99

Overall GrubGrade: 9.75/10

More Info: Wendys.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 570
Fat - 30 grams
Sodium - 1110 milligrams
Carbs - 49 grams
Sugar - 13 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 25 grams

13 comments on “Review: Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant from Wendy’s

  1. C says:

    Did they not have a LTO very similar to this on the regular menu last year? I though it was overly sweet at lunch time but could see how good at breakfast it would be.

    • Robert says:

      Yeah, it DID kinda look like this, I was thinking the same thing. Think that one had cheese, which seems unnecessary.

      Also, lol at the concept that something is sweet, so therefore it’s for breakfast. People really do basically eat dessert for breakfast most of the time.

  2. Robert says:

    Yeah, when Wendy’s breakfast was in my area, I adored their chicken biscuit breakfast sandwich. This looks like a nice upgrade. And the bacon looks perfectly cooked on this. Drool.

  3. Zach says:

    You drove 45 minutes to get this? Hopefully you got paid for it, cause don’t think I’d ever drive 45 minutes for anything fast food. Wished there was a Wendy’s (& Taco Bell) more local on my way to work, cause I’d try their breakfast items more then I do now. This looks really good though, would cheese make it better?

    • Ryan says:

      Nah cheese would be doing too much and would be wasted on a sandwich like this. Yup, 90min round trip. I don’t accept payment for reviews. I went out to get it because I thought it would be interesting for GrubGrade. I made sure to get a variety of breakfast items to review to make it worth the trip.

  4. M-Logan says:

    I would say it needs a white cheese of some kind. Monterey Jack maybe.

    I don’t think Wendy’s around me serve breakfast 🙁

  5. Brad says:

    I found myself near a Wendy’s with breakfast once on a road trip.

    Shame there are none within 1.5 hours of where I live, as it is outstanding for fast food breakfast.

    • Ryan says:

      Yeah I was impressed overall. Did you know that select Arby’s locations have breakfast too? I’ll have to seek that out.

      • Maze says:

        Don’t bother. I came across one a couple years ago and got so excited. It was nothing special or memorable, unfortunately.

  6. C says:

    I worked at an Arby’s that did breakfast. They had the best biscuits for breakfast sandwiches. I loved working there thru high school and college. At one point they put a Tim Horton’s in the front of the store so it was a combo TimmyHos/Arby’s. Once Burger King bought Timmy’s they took out the Tim Horton’s and I don’t know if they went back to serving regular Arby’s breakfast or not.

  7. Johnnyboy says:

    I had breakfast at the Calverton, MD Wendy’s a few years back when I was addicted to their grilled panini breakfast sandwich which had bacon and tomato. Their breakfast items are all tasty, I can’t wait to try this one Sunday morning.

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