Wendy's has really been pushing quality food lately, which is a good move with how much everything cost there now. Between the new salads (which look pretty good actually), the new Sea Salt fries (which I am going to get to later), and new bacon, it looks like they are doing an overhaul one step at a time. The best part that makes me okay with the upgrades is Wendy's is one of the few fast food places that is pushing quality while keeping a 99 cent menu. This is a big step for a college student like me. I can be a big spender or just get a cheap three buck meal depending on what I want. Anyways I gave the new Asiago sandwich a try.
According to the Wendy's website, it is "tender, all-white meat chicken fillets topped with thick-cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, natural-aged Asiago cheese, creamy ranch sauce, hand-leafed lettuce, and hand-chopped tomatoes. "
So how was it? Pretty good actually. I ended up just going with the regular crunchy. I wanted to get the spicy but decided against it. I will start with what I didn't like about it first. The bun was a disappointment. Wendy's needs to pick up their bun game and get some whole wheat or sweet buns or something because the white is not quite cutting it. Another thing is the it only has one tomato which made me sad. I do not know why but I mean Wendy's actually uses good veggies so I don't see why they don't put a few more on their sandwich!!
Now the positives. First, the chicken was not half bad. I prefer their spicy chicken but it was moist and tender, while not being too breaded. The bacon was also fantastic. I love Wendy's new bacon, it is among the best fast food bacon out there. Just look at how thick and full those three strips are! The Asiago cheese was flavorful and mixed wonderfully with the chicken. It was stronger then I expected but matched the flavor of the bacon. The raunch sauce was nothing exciting and honestly doesnt add anything. That being said it works better than mayo or mustard would but still, I feel like they could have made a different sauce.
Rating 4/5 Stars- "It's Just Swell!"
I definitely recommend giving it a shot next time your at Wendy's if you like chicken sandwiches. Has some problems but they are minimal.
Oh and I LOVE THE NEW FRIES! Wendy's now has my favorite new fries in fast food. They are crispy, flavorful, and taste real. Wendy's did a great thing because now I always want a combo so I can get some of these damn good fries. They also give you a good amount of them, even with the small size. Just a warning though, they need to be hot, otherwise they sog up real bad!