Spring has officially sprung and to mark the beginning of the warmer season, Wendy’s has unveiled three new menu items that are sure to satisfy your cravings for fresh-made food options.
On Thursday, Wendy’s announced that it is adding Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap, Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad, and Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade to its menu starting March 28th.
What is Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap?
The fast-food chain’s Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap is a handheld flavor-packed meal featuring a warm tortilla filled with diced grilled chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh romaine lettuce, and a creamy ranch sauce.
“It’s no secret that at Wendy’s, we know Ranch,” said John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation for The Wendy’s Company, in a statement. “There are many who’ve tried to master the grilled chicken wrap, but we’re not snacking around with our offering. From our classic creamy Ranch sauce to the warm wrap folded perfectly for people on the move, our team built a wrap that’s worthy of the entrée menu.”
Is Wendy’s Ranch Wrap a copycat of McDonald’s Snack Wrap?
Although Wendy’s Ranch Wrap and McDonald’s Snack Wrap are both chicken wraps, they are slightly different from one another. Carl Loredo, Wendy’s global chief marketing officer, told CNN that Wendy’s Ranch Wrap contains grilled chicken while McDonald’s Snack Wrap was made with fried chicken.
McDonald’s Snack Wrap was launched in the United States back in 2006. Ten years later, franchises started removing the item from their menu after receiving complaints from their staff that the product was too complicated to make. Some franchisees continued to serve McDonald’s Snack Wrap until 2020 when the fast-food giant phased them out completely.
Since then, fans have long been asking McDonald’s to bring back the menu item. In fact, a Change.org petition demanding the chain to serve Snack Wrap once again has already earned more than 17,000 signatures as of March 2023.
Is the Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap Wendy’s first chicken wrap?
No. According to CNN, the Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap is actually a “heartier” version of the spicy chicken Go Wrap that Wendy’s stopped serving in 2020 when almost all restaurant chains were streamlining their menus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How much is Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap at Wendy’s?
According to The Fast Food Post, the Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap has a suggested price of $5.99. This, however, may vary depending on location.
What is Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad?
Described as the “freshest made Cobb in the game,” Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad is made with freshly cooked Applewood Smoked Bacon, diced tomatoes, grilled chicken, crispy fried onions, and diced egg.
What is Wendy’s Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade?
The Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade is Wendy’s sweet and fruity take on the iconic Dave’s Craft Lemonade. Featuring bright tart notes of pomegranate, the new spring-inspired drink features a pop of color perfect for Instagram.
“We are always listening to our fans and introducing exciting new menu items to give them exactly what they are craving,” said Loredo. “Our Dave’s Craft Lemonades have been a fan-favorite menu item for years, and our all-natural lemonade foundation allows us to bring flavor innovation like no one else in the business. We’re excited to kick off the season and give our passionate fans another irresistibly delicious flavor with Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade.”
As revealed by leaked internal company documents in February 2023, Wendy’s is discontinuing its Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Southwest Avocado Salad, and Sunburst Melon Natural Lemonade, to give way to the abovementioned Grilled Chicken Ranch Wrap, Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad, and Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade.