What is it about ordering a secret menu item from a fast-food chain? Of course, there's the thrill of your food order actually going through, but maybe it's also the feeling of knowing and being aware of the restaurants 'secrets.' Just like the secret menu at McDonald's, Starbucks, and In-n-Out, one of our favorite hamburger and shake chains, Wendy's, has a bunch of secret items that aren't on the regular menu.
The Wendy's we know and love was founded back in 1969 by Dave Thomas, who hoped to have Wendy's be a spot where his children would work on their summer breaks. Little did he know that Wendy's would become one of the most popular fast food chains, with over 5,800 locations throughout the United States fifty years after its founding. From the square burgers to the fries to the amazing frostys, Wendy's has stolen the heart of America with its delicious and accessible food.
Wendy's lovers are often a big fan of the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Double Stack, or Grilled Chicken Sandwich, not to mention the chocolate frosty, which is the perfect sweet treat any time of day or year. However, sometimes even the most devoted fans need to switch it up a bit from their classic order. Next time you want to branch out from your regular order of a Wendy's cheeseburger and French fries, which by the way are still delicious, take a look at what Wendy's secret menu items have to offer. Check them out below.
1. The Barnyard Burger
Can't decide between a cheeseburger or a chicken sandwich? Try them together in one sandwich. The Barnyard Burger is pretty wild: a beef patty, spicy chicken patty, bacon, ham and cheese. Your protein for the day all in one sandwich. Thank you, Wendy's!
2. Grand Slam Burger or Meat Cube
The Grand Slam Burger is the perfect secret menu item to order if you're very hungry or need some protein for the day. With four square beef patties sandwiched in between two slices of cheese and a bun, this beefy burger is ready for its next challenger.
And if you're feeling a little crazy, ask for a slice of cheese in between each beef patty.
3. Quadruple Baconator
Up for the challenge? Wendy's Quadruple Baconator is made with four beef patties and a slice of bacon between each patty. If you're missing the veggies, ask for lettuce and tomato.
4. T.Rex Burger
This burger piled high with nine, yes nine beef patties, nine slices of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles is not for everyone, but definitely worth watching a brave soul take on the challenge! Keep in mind that not every Wendy's location serves this secret menu item, but there's no hurt in asking anyways.
5. Jurassic Burger
If nine beef patties aren't enough, go for the Jurassic Burger at Wendy's. It's made with ten patties instead of nine.
6. Asiago Beef Burger
You'll spot the Asiago Chicken Sandwich on Wendy's menu. It's a chicken sandwich with bacon, asiago cheese, creamy ranch sauce, lettuce, and tomato. When you want to order this sandwich, just ask for a beef patty instead of chicken.
7. Frosty Coffee
Wendy's Frostys are special. They're super thick, creamy and perfect with a side of fries. If you need a kick of caffeine, just ask to mix any flavor Frosty with coffee.
8. Chili Cheeseburger
Wendy's is of course known for its fresh beef burgers and Frostys, but their chili is another popular menu item. Order a Chili Cheeseburger, which is just a scoop of chili on top of a cheeseburger. If they can't do that for you, just order a burger and cup of chili and make it on your own.
This post was originally published on April 6, 2021.