Spring Just Got Fresher with Wendy's Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad and Sandwich Duo

DUBLIN, Ohio - April 25, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Wendy's® believes fresh is something you can taste, and we believe fresh tastes better. Wendy's new Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad and Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, is a duo built with simple, yet deliciously different ingredients.

Wendy’s adds newest quality ingredient to its menu: fresh mozzarella cheese. For a limited time consumers can savor the new Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad and Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, each prepared daily in restaurant and made with simple, yet bold ingredients for an unforgettable fresh-eating experience.

"When we say fresh at Wendy's, we mean it. While others cut corners, we deliver on our promise of freshness every day, thanks to our unique supply chain developed to provide beef, produce, and other items to our restaurants two to three times a week," said Kurt Kane, Chief Concept and Marketing Officer. "And now we are using our unique supply chain to deliver fresh mozzarella for a deliciously different new chicken sandwich and salad. This is something the other guys just don't do."

Wendy's is proud to be the first national fast food restaurant to offer fresh mozzarella on its menu. The new product duo expands Wendy's flavor profile by mixing the delicious flavor of BelGioioso® fresh mozzarella cheese with bold tastes of balsamic vinegar and creamy basil pesto sauce. Whole and natural ingredients like juicy tomatoes and crisp greens are prepared in restaurant and complete the fresh, deliciously different experience.

To see just how Wendy's gets fresh mozzarella cheese from farm to restaurants, check out this post on The Square Deal™ blog.

Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad

Like all of Wendy's salads, the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad begins with a signature blend of spring mix and full heads of iceberg and romaine lettuce that are hand chopped daily in restaurant. The salad is topped with warm, freshly-grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy grape tomatoes and crunchy French bread croutons. It is then drizzled with a creamy basil pesto sauce and finished with Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Light Balsamic Vinaigrette. Offering a full days' worth of veggies, everyone can indulge in this bold, yet simple salad, taking in 510 calories for the fully-dressed and full-sized entrée salad.

Consumers can find this new salad for a limited time priced at $6.49* for a full-size entrée and $4.49* for the half-size entrée.

Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

Starting with Wendy's premium all-white meat grilled chicken breast, the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich layers flavors of fresh mozzarella cheese, house-made balsamic diced tomatoes and a drizzle of creamy basil pesto, topped with spring mix on a garlic brioche bun. Wendy's Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich serves up 41 grams of protein with only 420 calories and will be available for a limited time and priced at $5.29*.

*Pricing will vary. Available at participating locations for a limited time.

About The Wendy's Company

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 restaurants in 30 countries and U.S. territories. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.

Contacts:

Bry Roth
614-764-3138
Bry.Roth@wendys.com

Steven Coulombe
404-879-9292
steven.coulombe@ketchum.com

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SOURCE The Wendy's Company

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