Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches


Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken SandwichesWendy’s introduces two new menu items. The Smoky Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Wendy’s is looking to bring the quality of higher end fast casual dinning to quick service. In this review, I will cover the quality, taste and nutrition of Wendy’s Flat Bread Grilled Chicken sandwiches.

For this review, I used the drive thru at the Wendy’s at 9655 Mission Gorge Road in Santee, CA. I placed my order and then pulled up to the window to pay. When I reached the window, they took my money and gave me my drinks and most of my order but the Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches were not ready. After several long minutes, they finally handed me the rest of my order. Because Wendy’s is making these to order as you would in a fast casual restaurant it takes a little longer. In the long run this may be an issue as drive thru lines will take longer and food will not be ready at the same time causing the quality of the rest of the order to suffer. In addition, customers expect food to be prepared fast from a fast food restaurant. Without educating their customer, they may end up with some unhappy patrons. When I was waiting for my order there was no explanation as to what was going on. I was just told to wait for the rest of my order. This would have been the time to educate the customer and let me know that the Flat Bread Grilled Chicken sandwiches are made to order and take a little longer to make in order to insure the highest quality, or what ever marketing phrase they want to get the message across.

Wendy’s Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken SandwichesFrom Wendy’s website, the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich brings a bold flavor to chicken sandwiches. With a toasted multi-grain flatbread, grilled 100% premium chicken breast, Applewood Smoked Bacon, a fresh-sliced tomato and spring mix topped off with ranch dressing.

Wendy’s states that they “worked with culinary experts to create the perfect five grain flatbread, carefully crafted by artisan bakers, including flax seeds, cracked wheat, rolled oats, millet and sesame seeds. The flatbread is warm and toasted on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.” Therefore, I was optimistic for this sandwich. I expected great taste along with better nutrition. Unfortunately, I ended up disappointed with the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

My first impression of the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich was that it did look good, even if it was much smaller than it looked on the commercial. This should have tasted great but it just tasted like heath food. The bread was cold and dry. The graininess of the bread took over the entire sandwich. The Asiago Ranch dressing was not enough to overcome the graininess of the bread or to give this dry sandwich any flavor. There was not enough chicken to last for the entire sandwich. The final 1/3 was not worth finishing without the chicken.

Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Wendys Asiago Ranch Grilled Chicken Flatbread Nutrition Facts

All right, the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich may not be the greatest tasting sandwich, but at least I thought I was eating something healthy. But I could not have been more wrong. When I checked the nutrition and found that this is just as bad as an average burger. The number of calories look innocent enough at only 530. However, the total fat is very high at 30 grams; this is 46% of your daily allowance. This is not health food at all. Saturated fat is also high at 8 grams. Cholesterol is average at 90 mg. Carbohydrates at 35 grams are good and you do get 3 grams of fiber. Protein at 30 grams is very good. The known allergens for the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich are Wheat, Egg and Milk.

Wendy’s Smoky Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken SandwichesFrom Wendy’s website, the Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a decadent mix of sweet & savory. With a toasted multi-grain flatbread, grilled 100% premium chicken breast, spring mix, fresh-sliced tomato and topped with smoky honey mustard sauce.

The Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich is also a good looking sandwich. However, this was also a disappointment for taste. The same problems as the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich exist for this sandwich. It was cold, dry, not enough chicken and the graininess of the bread takes over the sandwich.

Review of Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Wendys Smoky Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Flatbread Nutrition Facts

The good news for the Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich is that it is healthier than the Asiago Ranch Flatbread. Calories are only 370.  Total fat is good at 15 grams and saturated fat is 2 grams. Cholesterol is good at 55 mg. Carbohydrates at 38 grams are good and you do get 3 grams of fiber. Protein at 22 grams is also good. The known allergens for the Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich are Wheat, Egg and Soy.

Summary

For taste, I can not recommend the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich or the Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich. If you must try one and you want the healthier option, then select the Smokey Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

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