Summer Blockbuster Returns to Wendy's: Berry Almond Chicken Salad Back by Customer Demand

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 30, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Back by popular demand and just in time for summer, Wendy's® is once again serving up its fresh summer hit, the seasonal Berry Almond Chicken Salad, in restaurants for a limited time only.

Featuring a star-studded cast of summer produce, Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad stars fresh, plump, tangy blueberries and hand-cut California strawberries picked at the peak of freshness atop a blend of 11 kinds of field greens. A warm grilled chicken breast plays the part of protein, while shredded Asiago cheese and California almonds roasted with sea salt take on the role of rounding out this robust salad. Available in entree and half-sized portions, the Berry Almond Chicken Salad is served with a fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing – made from real raspberries, acai juice, shallots and balsamic vinegar.

"This great summer salad is designed for our customers looking to experience exciting tastes, flavor combinations and textures, all wrapped up in a nutritious package that we prepare fresh every day, in every Wendy's restaurant," said Gerard Lewis, Senior Vice President of Innovation for Wendy's.

Not only tasty, the Berry Almond Chicken Salad gets two thumbs up for nutrition. Its blueberries and strawberries play supporting roles as super foods with super flavor that offer two of the top sources of antioxidants available, which research suggests promote health and prevent disease. Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad, without dressing, has 360 calories for a full portion, and 230 calories for a half size.

Only fresh produce is used in all of Wendy's salads, with deliveries scheduled two to three times a week to each restaurant. The U.S.-grown lettuce is cut from whole heads of lettuce and spun dry in-restaurant to ensure crispness and freshness in every bite. Warm chicken fillets are hand cut and placed atop each salad when it's ordered, while dressings and toppings are served on the side to allow customers to customize their salad.

To further welcome the warmer weather, Wendy's is introducing its Strawberry Shortcake Frosty™ Parfait, the perfect summer time dessert in Frosty form. Another extension in the Wendy's Frosty line, strawberries also play the leading role in this frozen delight.

Stacked with a layer of strawberry puree, creamy vanilla Frosty, crumbly shortbread cookie pieces, this parfait is topped off with whipped cream and fresh strawberry pieces. It's only available for a limited time, so don't miss this summer favorite.

For videos, photos and more information about Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad and other seasonal offerings, visit http://berryalmondchickensalad.aboutwendys.com. Check out www.thatswendysway.com to find out more about Wendy's history, fresh ingredients, sourcing and more through videos and graphical facts about Wendy's sourcing and prep.

About The Wendy's Company

The Wendy's Company is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information visit www.wendys.com, or www.aboutwendys.com.

Media Contacts:

Denny Lynch
614-764-3553
Denny.lynch@wendys.com

Amy Robinson
404-879-9126
amy.robinson@ketchum.com

SOURCE Wendy's

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