In this article, we will discuss the Wendy’s dollar menu and how it can save you money when eating fast food. As with the previous McDonald’s and Burger King dollar menus, we will go over all items on Wendy’s menu that are one dollar or lower.
All restaurants have very similar dollar menus because they are competitors, so it is in your best interest to try foods from each one and determine which one you like best.
Wendy’s Dollar Menu
Below are some of the most popular items on Wendy’s dollar menu. Although we might have missed some, these are a good representation of the value items at Wendy’s. Even though a dollar menu is the standard industry term, the Wendy’s menu is most like a 99 cent menu.
For items priced above one dollar, view the entire Wendy’s menu and its prices.
Jr. Cheeseburger – $0.99
The Jr. Cheeseburger is the main burger on Wendy’s menu, which can be yours for only 99 cents. The cheeseburger consists of a square beef patty, cheese, pickles, onions, and ketchup inside a white bun.
The Jr. Cheeseburger has about 290 calories, which is on par with other cheeseburgers in its class. Additionally, it includes 2 grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein.
Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe – $0.99
The Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe seems like it should be priced higher than the regular Jr. Cheeseburger, but the difference is pretty minimal between the two burgers.
The Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe has the same ingredients as the Jr. Cheeseburger, except it also has a slice of tomato and mayo. With the addition of mayonnaise, it adds an additional 60 calories, which brings it to total of 350. The fiber stays the same at 2 grams while the protein is at 17 grams.
4 Pc. Chicken Nuggets (Regular or Spicy) – $0.99
The chicken nuggets from Wendy’s are your average fast food chicken nuggets. Although they can be compared to McDonald’s McNuggets, most people prefer the McNuggets.
The 4 Pc. Chicken Nuggets from Wendy’s are 180 calories, which also includes 1 gram of fiber and 9 grams of protein. It is not unusual nutrition for fried nuggets.
If you want nuggets, we’d suggest going with the 4 pieces because the bigger packs of nuggets are a lot higher in calories and fats.
You have a choice between regular or spicy chicken nuggets. The nutrition will be similar between the two flavors; however, the spicy nuggets are 10 calories lower.
Crispy Chicken Sandwich – $0.99
This is the chicken sandwich that Wendy’s hoped would be the McChicken killer. As far as which sandwich is better, it is very close.
The Crispy Chicken Sandwich has the same ingredients as the McChicken, which includes a chicken patty, one leaf of lettuce, mayo, and a white bread bun. The sandwich is 380 calories with 3 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein. That is slightly higher than the McChicken from McDonald’s, but it’s still within the same range.
Value Size Natural-Cut Fries – $0.99
Most fast food restaurants offer value size fries for a dollar and Wendy’s is no exception. Wendy’s value size French fries are a little bit different. That’s because they are natural-cut fries, which differ from McDonald’s and Burger King fries.
The value size natural-cut fries are 220 calories, which is at the ideal calorie range. Any bigger size of fries and you’re looking at more than 400 calories.
Value Size Soft Drink – $0.99
This is a pretty obvious one. It is a value size soft drink, which you can choose from Coca Cola products. There isn’t much to say about this one except that if you want a soft drink, this is the size to purchase.
Small Frosty – $0.99
And finally, we save the best for last. The small frosty! The small frosty from Wendy’s is very creamy and refreshing. It has a good milky taste and flows really well.
The small frosty is pretty high in calories at 290 calories. That shouldn’t be a surprise considering that most milk-based products tend to be higher in calories.
That’s Wendy’s dollar menu! As shown in this article, the dollar menu at Wendy’s is very similar to McDonald’s, but with perhaps less refined products. However, considering that prices at Wendy’s tend to rise quickly, the dollar menu should be much appreciated by cost-conscious consumers.
Do you have a suggestion for other dollar menus we should write about? Let us know in the comments.