DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Finally - fans of the $5 meal deal can have their pick. Wendy's is giving the standard QSR combo meal a boost by offering peak-season flavor and plenty of choices at a value price of $4.99.*
Lovers of real taste and fresh ingredients who also appreciate value can now go to their neighborhood Wendy's and "Pick 2" by choosing a half-sized version of one of Wendy's four Garden Sensations salads, plus one of seven items from Wendy's menu. With ingredients like sweet cranberries, fresh pico de gallo, shaved Asiago cheese and roasted pecans joining the mouth-watering taste of a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger or Chicken Go Wrap, ordering a delicious meal just got a whole lot easier.
"Since launching our four newly reinvented salads last month, we've seen a significant increase in salads sold, effectively doubling our volume compared to a year ago," said Ken Calwell, chief marketing officer for Wendy's. "We're building on the popularity of our new salads by letting customers 'Pick 2' without compromising on flavor or price. Wendy's is throwing down the gauntlet for the $5 quick service meal."
With Wendy's new offering there are 28 possible combinations in total - almost enough for every day of the month. Customers can suit themselves by picking two ingredients from a long list of options:
Wendy's understands that for many people, a half-size salad is enough to satisfy their appetites and tastebuds. People who crave real ingredients but also want to manage their nutrition needs can pick Wendy's too. Eighteen of the new combinations are less than 600 calories (without dressing), and all of them combine fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy and proteins.
Wendy's new combination meals are available nationwide at the suggested retail price of $4.99. Half-sized Garden Sensations salads are available at the suggested retail price of $3.99. Prices will vary.
Wendy's International is one of the world's most successful restaurant operating and franchising companies with more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide. Wendy's is a subsidiary of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc (NYSE: WEN).
*At participating locations