Yes, Wendy’s offers some of the best-tasting treats out there. But some of them, according to nutritionists, are simply unhealthy.
Here are some Wendy’s menu items that will have your dietician frothing at the mouth:
S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger Triple
Let’s start with the burgers. As you may notice, this comes with 3 patties, and this is true for all the burgers on this list. With the S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger Triple, you also get 3 slices of cheese along with 3 strips of their famous Applewood-smoked bacon. Drench everything with the tangy sauce, and you get a fantastic meal.
Of course, your nutritionist won’t agree. Aside from the 1,170 calories, you get 4 times the trans fat that you’re supposed to get in a single day. Then you also have 1,940mg of sodium, which basically means that if you eat anything else for the day, you’re going over your recommended sodium intake.
But then again, the 3 pieces of everything—patties, cheese, and bacon—how do you say no to that? It’s just so awesome.
Barbecue Cheeseburger Triple
Like the S’Awesome Bacon Cheeseburger Triple, this gets your nutritionist frowning because of the 4g of trans fat and the whopping 1,900mg of sodium. Add the 1,150 calories, and this burger doesn’t exactly fit well with any sort of healthy diet.
But you get 3 quarters of a pound of delicious beef along with 3 slices of American cheese. Then you also get some nice additions, like the fried onions and lots and lots of barbecue sauce. This is one meal that will certainly fill you up, and every bite is like heaven.
Peppercorn Mushroom Melt Triple
The Peppercorn Mushroom Melt first came out in 2019, same as the other burgers mentioned on this list. It’s like Wendy’s came out with a devil’s trifecta of evil burgers that year, as all of them have been frowned upon by dieticians.
But how can you say no to this treat, when it starts with the white mushrooms that’s been grown and handpicked here in the US? Wendy’s prepared it with love, as the mushrooms have all been sauteed, fire-roasted, and seasoned.
Add the crispy fired onions, a slice of Asiago cheese for a change, and smoked peppercorn aioli, and it’s a devilishly tempting treat. The flavors you get with each bite is just heavenly. And when you have 3 meat patties, you won’t feel hungry afterwards.
Never mind that it has 1,290 calories, 1,820 mg of sodium, and 4g of trans fat with 86 g of total fat. True, despite the mushroom in the name, it’s not really healthy food. But is it delicious? For some folks, that’s the only question that matters.
Homestyle Avocado BLT Chicken Sandwich
If you take a simple look at this sandwich, it looks healthy enough with the lettuce and tomato sticking out. Add the cheese, bacon, and the avocado, and you get a taste that’s not quite common in many fast-food sandwiches. The chicken is breaded as well, so everything’s just yummy.
Apparently, the fact that the chicken is breaded is why health experts disapprove of it. That breading is why it has higher calories and more fat than any of the non-burger sandwiches in the Wendy’s menu.
But come on, you have a great tasting sandwich that only contains 740 calories. Compared to the burgers on this list, that’s practically benign.
Homestyle S’Awesome Bacon Chicken Sandwich
This is also awesome, as its name indicates. How else can you describe fried chicken breast with 3 strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, muenster cheese, and that undeniably sweet and tangy S’Awesome sauce?
It’s surely a hefty meal, but with just 670 calories, it’s not really all that bad, is it? Sure, the 10g of saturated fat is your entire day’s allotment, and the 1,560mg of sodium is likely to get you past your daily sodium intake limit.
Of course, you can always say that the 38g of protein isn’t all that bad, either. If you’re lifting weights for bigger muscles, the protein here can surely help you achieve your fitness goal.
Chili Cheese Fries
If you’re ordering a side, your nutritionist would probably ask you not to get this. It gives you 1,100mg of sodium. If you order this with the burgers and chicken sandwiches on this list, you’ve certainly gone over the line with your daily sodium intake limit.
You also get 510 calories, and for a side dish, that’s just too much. If you’re dieting for weight loss, this certainly isn’t helping.
You do have a choice, you know. You can avoid these menu items because they’re not healthy for you. But if you’re looking for healthy food, why the heck are you in fast-food joint to begin with?
Of course, you can just visit Wendy’s when it’s your day off from your diet. Visiting once a week shouldn’t be too much of an issue. The food isn’t even all that expensive, according to PriceListo.
Then you can order these forbidden treats and know that you’re not really breaking your diet rules, and just enjoy Wendy’s fast food as they were meant to be enjoyed.