Back By Popular Demand: Wendy’s® Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches Return and Reward Fans

Sandwiches Return as Proven Winners

August 30, 2013 // Franchising.com // Dublin, Ohio – In response to consumers’ pleas, Wendy’s® is bringing back its Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches for a limited time. First introduced in late March, Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches redefined grilled chicken by layering bold flavor inside a toasted, multi-grain artisan flatbread. The reintroduction of Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches comes at a time when consumers are looking for exciting flavors that are anything but flat.

Unlike some café-like places, Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches are accessible, affordable and meet consumers’ needs for nutritious, high-quality ingredients. Available for a limited time, the sandwiches are offered in two bold flavors – Asiago Ranch and Smoky Honey Mustard.

In celebration of the sandwiches’ return, Wendy’s has launched a #6SecondsFlat digital campaign to give fans a platform to share their personalized taste tests. From now until September 29th, consumers are asked to taste one of the flatbread sandwiches and share their thoughts through a short video on Vine, Instagram or Twitter using #6SecondsFlat. Each week, participants will have the chance to win $6,000.

“Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches set a new standard for baked bread in quick service. In fact, when we first introduced them, these sandwiches helped drive our premium chicken sandwich units to the highest levels in six years,” said Craig Bahner, Wendy’s chief marketing officer. “With #6SecondsFlat, we’re stepping up our digital innovation, too– tapping into the short-form video trend and giving consumers an interactive way to share their dining experience.”

Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches feature the perfect five-grain flatbread and include all-white meat chicken, topped with a spring mix featuring nine different types of fresh greens, and hand-sliced tomatoes that are juicy and full of flavor.

For more details about the #6SecondsFlat digital sweepstakes, visit http://www.wendys.com/6SecondsFlat.

The Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches are another component of Wendy’s ongoing brand transformation initiative, which also includes menu innovations; the re-imaging of restaurants with a bold, contemporary look; an updated Wendy’s logo; new crew uniforms; consumer-preferred menuboards and packaging; and a completely overhauled Wendys.com.

Flatbread Grilled Chicken available for a limited time at participating Wendy’s.

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 United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com or www.wendys.com.

SOURCE Wendy’s Company

Contacts:

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

Janna Chapman
404-879-9159
janna.chapman@ketchum.com

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