Wendy's(R) Raises the Bar on Salads

Four New Salads Deliver Premium Ingredients, Freshly Prepared

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Wendy's, the restaurant that first brought the salad bar to quick service customers over 30 years ago, then pioneered the premium salad offering with their Garden Sensations line in 2002, is reinventing quick service salads once again. The new fresh and flavourful line-up - Apple Pecan Chicken, BLT Cobb, Spicy Chicken Caesar and Baja - is now available in stores nationwide.

The four totally reinvented salads combine real premium ingredients and fresh preparation to deliver an unrivaled taste in every bite. With Wendy's new salad entrées, customers can experience high-quality ingredients and interesting flavour combinations they would expect to find in a café or casual dining restaurant, but with the great value and convenience they expect from Wendy's.

The salads are prepared fresh in-store and topped with a variety of premium ingredients not typically found at fast food restaurants: 11 types of greens, including a spring mix specially chosen for Wendy's new offerings; fruits like cranberries and two types of apples; real blue cheese crumbles and shaved Asiago cheese; fresh Pico de Gallo and guacamole; roasted pecans and warm chicken. Each salad is served with new flavourful Marzetti's dressings, made especially for Wendy's, including Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Avocado Ranch, Lemon Garlic Caesar and Creamy Red Jalapeno.

"Wendy's new salad entrées offer unique pairings of premium ingredients and the choice that our customers crave," said Lisa Deletroz, director of marketing for Wendy's Canada. "We are delighted to offer our customers a fresh, new take on salads."

The new salads entrées are now available at Wendy's restaurants nationwide.

About the salads:

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

A blend of fresh lettuce and spring mix salad greens, topped with real blue cheese crumbles, Granny Smith and sweet red apple pieces, roasted pecans seasoned with sea salt, cayenne pepper and sugar, dried cranberries and warm grilled chicken. This salad is served with Pomegranate Vinaigrette dressing.

BLT Cobb Salad

A blend of fresh lettuce and spring mix salad greens, topped with two strips of Applewood Smoked Bacon, freshly chopped tomatoes, real blue cheese crumbles, chopped hard boiled eggs and warm grilled chicken. This salad is served with creamy Avocado Ranch dressing.

Baja Salad

A blend of fresh lettuce and spring mix salad greens, topped with natural cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, guacamole made with Hass avocados, freshly prepared Pico de Gallo, all natural tortilla chips, and Wendy's famous rich and meaty chili. This salad is served with Creamy Red Jalapeno dressing.

Spicy Chicken Caesar

A bed of fresh romaine lettuce topped with vine ripened grape tomatoes, natural shaved Asiago cheese, French bread croutons seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and garlic and Wendy's famous Spicy Chicken. This salad is served with Lemon Garlic Caesar dressing.

Wendy's will also continue to offer the Garden and Caesar side salads:

Garden Side Salad

A blend of fresh salad greens, topped with grape tomatoes, matchstick carrots, and French bread croutons seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and garlic. This salad is served with the customer's choice of dressing.

Caesar Side Salad

A bed of fresh salad greens, topped with shaved Asiago cheese, grape tomatoes, French bread croutons seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and garlic. This salad is served with Lemon Garlic Caesar dressing.

About Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.

Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. is the third largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States, and includes Wendy's International, Inc., the franchisor of the Wendy's(R) restaurant system, and Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., the franchisor of the Arby's(R) restaurant system. The combined restaurant systems include more than 10,000 restaurants in the U.S. and 24 countries and territories worldwide. To learn more about Wendy's/Arby's Group, please visit the company's web site at www.wendys.ca.

(xx)please note that images of the salads are available upon request

SOURCE WENDY'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.

For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Katie Zier-Vogel, Ketchum, on behalf of Wendy's, 416-355-7401, Katie.zier-vogel@ketchum.com; Lisa Deletroz, Wendy's Canada, 905-337-4618, Lisa_Deletroz@Wendys.com

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