Stay calm, square-shaped burger fans — it’s finally happening.
In case you haven’t heard the good news, Wendy’s is rolling out a full breakfast menu this year. The fast food joint teased its breakfast lineup back in October 2019 and promised a number of mouth-watering new additions, including a Breakfast Baconator. The restaurant has since been hush-hush on when the breakfast menu will unveil nationwide, but at long last we officially have a launch date: March 2.
In true Wendy’s fashion, the fast food company announced its nationwide breakfast rollout on Twitter. “Hey @McDonalds, roast us,” the chain wrote. “Yeah, we wouldn’t wake up for your breakfast either. Don’t worry, on 3/2 there will be something worth waking up for.”
Wendy’s also let it slip that in order to differentiate themselves from other fast food breakfast options, each signature breakfast sandwich will be prepared with a fresh, hand-cracked egg.
The full breakfast menu will feature nine sandwiches: three croissant sandwiches (Sausage Egg & Swiss Croissant, Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant, Bacon Egg & Swiss Croissant); three biscuit sandwiches (Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit); and three classic sandwiches (Breakfast Baconator, Sausage Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Bacon Egg & Cheese Sandwich).
It’ll also offer a number of sides, including an Oatmeal Bar, a Honey Butter Biscuit and Seasoned Potatoes. And customers in the South can start their mornings with a Sausage Gravy & Biscuit, Wendy’s portable take on traditional biscuits and gravy. Those looking for a jolt of caffeine can grab a cup of coffee or try one of the chain’s highly anticipated Frosty-ccinos (cold brew mixed with smooth vanilla or chocolate Frosty cream).
So, what should you order when the big day arrives? We’ve got you covered. Wendy’s invited us to a special preview of its new breakfast selection, and although we didn’t have the opportunity to sample the entire menu, we were able to test out a few of its greatest hits.
We took a bite (okay, maybe more than one bite) out of three sandwiches — the Breakfast Baconator, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and Bacon Egg & Swiss Croissant.
Overall, we were pretty impressed with Wendy’s new breakfast sandwiches. The Bacon Egg & Swiss Croissant and the Breakfast Baconator were topped with a creamy swiss cheese “hollandaise sauce” that was unlike anything we’ve tried for breakfast at a fast food restaurant before. Be warned: The Breakfast Baconator is huge. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of indulging in a hearty burger first thing in the morning, you now have the chance.
Our absolute favorite sandwich of the bunch was the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. It hit all the marks — a juicy white meat chicken breast sandwiched between a flaky buttermilk biscuit. But the real star of this sandwich was the maple-flavored whipped honey butter slathered on the chicken. It added a layer of sweetness on top of the salty chicken, and the honey butter oozed into the crevices of the biscuit, making it moist and soft.
We also added the Seasoned Potatoes to our meal, and, of course, washed it down with two Frosty-ccinos. Yes, two.
The Seasoned Potatoes (which are sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning, minus the sesame seeds and poppy seeds due to seed allergies) were a flavorful and crispy alternative to a hash brown, and the Frosty-ccinos are worth a stop in the morning. The vanilla version looks like any ol’ iced coffee but tasted like rich, coffee ice cream.
Check out the full menu for yourself when it launches nationwide on March 2. Now, if only Wendy’s can find a way for us to have spicy chicken nuggets for breakfast…