[kc_heading_pac_3_headline_main size=”18″ color=”#C00″ ]Great coupons in today’s paper inserts to try out the new Wendy’s..[/kc_heading_pac_3_headline_main]
Wendy’s is busy remodeling many of their locations as they continue their push to create a more upscale eating experience similar to Chipotle and Panera with a higher quality menu and slightly higher prices. They’ve added sandwiches such as Son of Baconator and Asiago Ranch Chicken which has increased revenue in some areas by almost 3%.
Our local Wendy’s closed up completely for a couple of months while the transformation took place which included an all new interior, new exterior markings that included stripping away the old facade and replacing it with a more modern look, and all new glass.
In today’s Local Value newspaper insert there were some great coupons that were good immediately as well as another set for January. It seemed like the ideal time to take a look inside and get a free large chicken sandwich at the same time to see what they have done.
The first thing you will see missing is any salad or taco bars, just the usual order and pick-up windows. Everything is made fresh so you may wait a bit longer for your order which is why they ask for your name (so they can call it out). If you are like me you will stare at the new pop dispenser wondering how to make it work. Pushing on the mechanism drops the ice into your cup. But to get a beverage from the same area you need to select what kind and then press a big flashing button. I’m sure that kids may have trouble operating it since the selection buttons may be out of their reach.
The atmosphere is very casual and there is a flat-screen TV for those who want to sit and sip coffee in the comfortable chairs. The only problem may be hearing the TV since they have music playing throughout via the overhead speakers.
As far as the food service and quality I didn’t really notice any big difference in the flavor of their spicy chicken and fries. My order as well as the person in the booth behind me were screwed up, though. I sat down with a cheeseburger before getting it exchanged and the lady behind me was getting plenty of apologies from the young fellow working the register and doing some PR to those in the store. The free chicken sandwich would have added another $3.99 to my $4.24 check for a large fries and medium drink making the normal cost over $8.00 which may be more than many want to spend for a quick sandwich and fries