Wendy’s Is Fresh: Farm To Drive-Thru Journey

Life is funny sometimes. How things come full circle. Back in February, I went on a farm tour in Imperial Valley. I was in a romaine lettuce field and the farmer casually mentioned that the crop would be heading to Wendy’s. His words stuck with me and last week, I found myself behind-the-scenes in a Wendy’s kitchen learning + seeing for myself how fresh their salads really are. A little background on me: I have over 18 years experience in food management (I’ll spare you my resume). Everything I knew about salads came in the form of precut and bagged vegetables. My staff would pour salad mix in a bowl and it was a done deal. We didn’t cut heads of lettuce so I just assumed that’s how salads were done everywhere. Wendy’s proved me wrong. You ever wonder what it takes to go from field to table? Check out this awesome video of Wendy’s Romaine Lettuce Journey (I promise it is a real cool video!)
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In every Wendy’s restaurant, employees freshly chop vegetables every day, starting with full heads of iceberg and romaine lettuces and other veggies like cucumbers and tomatoes. Not just assembled.

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This is Wendy’s BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. I got to make one myself and it was awesome. My new favorite. Every salad entree uses only premium white meat chicken breasts that are grilled at the time of your order and placed warm on your salad.
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The most popular salad on the menu: Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad. The cool thing about Wendy’s since it is prepared fresh for you is you can opt out of an ingredient you might not want and the nuts are packaged separately in case you have allergies or just don’t like nuts! Maybe you want more apples instead of cranberries, just ask!#BeyondTheBowl raisedbyculture.com

Wendy’s Asian Cashew Chicken Salad. Maybe you want to switch it up and want a spicy chicken breast or homestyle chicken breast, that is the beauty of salads prepped just for you! Which salad is calling your name?#BeyondTheBowl raisedbyculture.com

Now you know just how fresh the salads are at Wendy’s but have you been in one lately? There is remodel going on that makes me want to hang out in the restaurant instead of doing drive-thru! The Wendy’s I checked out at 5326 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance has a fresh modern look with flat-screen tvs, free wifi, light wood seats, tables and walls, natural lighting, charging stations and fireplaces!
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  1. There BBQ ranch chicken salad is pretty good, every time I go to Wendy’s I always order me a salad. I also think the Asian Cashew Chicken Salad is a great choice. Always fresh too!

  2. Went to Wendy’s here in Phoenix tried to order a Bbq Chicken salad and they said they discontinued it yesterday. I really hope not bcuz your going to lose money that is my favorite meal there. If so please revonsider.

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