I’m being compensated by Wendy’s and sharing my personal views on Wendy’s and what I learned. While I was attending the Wendy’s Taste Kitchen Blogger and Dietician event, I learned a lot about Wendy’s. One of those things happened to be just how healthy their food is because it’s fresh. They use fresh produce daily, not frozen, not pre-packaged. The salads they make they make each day from a head of lettuce not from a bag of lettuce. Using a head of lettuce actually reduces the chances of having any of those disease you hear about from the lettuce industry. They chop it, wash it and spin it and then they create the different salads they have in their line of amazing salads. Want to know more about their salads? Let’s just ask Wendy.
Or we could just look on-line. Wendy’s launched on April 25 an online scavenger hunt for consumers to scour Wendy’s social media channels to find their salad secrets as a way for consumers to learn more about their salads and you also have a chance to win $25 gift cards. For example, one question from the microsite asks, “Some places claim the fruit on their salads is ‘fresh’, because that’s what it said on the can.” Searching Wendy’s website, Facebook, Twitter, MyWendy’s App, digital advertising or Instagram will identify the answer: “We use fresh, hand-picked apples, strawberries and blueberries – not canned – on our Apple Pecan Chicken and Berry Almond Chicken Salads”. Visit www.wendys.com/secrets for details and to enter the sweepstake (no purchase necessary).
Because Wendy’s wants to raise awareness about their freshness they are sponsoring Self Magazine’s workout in the Park. These events will bring you the freshest deal in town in Central Park in New York City. Wendy’s will be sharing its best-kept secrets in salads, such as hand-leafing and chopping whole heads of fresh romaine every day rather than using bagged romaine lettuce, and serving warm chicken breast, grilled and hand-chopped right in Wendy’s kitchens – unlike other café-like places that serve it cold and pre-bagged at a factory.
Saturday, May 11
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Enter at 69th Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Just in time for salad season, Wendy’s is sponsoring SELF Magazine’s Workout in the Park events in Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago. Wendy’s is the first national restaurant chain to sponsor the event, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. At this event you, if you’re able to attend will be able to, will be able to see all those things about freshness that I learned first hand like:
- On-Site Salad Preparation and Sampling: Consumers’ cravings for fresh ingredients will be satisfied with FREE samples of half-sized portions of the popular Apple Pecan Chicken Salad and FREE $5 gift cards to sample any of Wendy’s Garden Sensations® Salads in its restaurants.
- Interactive Q&A with a Registered Dietitian: Tara Gidus, registered dietitian and nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health, will be available to educate visitors on Wendy’s and provide her own secrets for creating and choosing the perfect summer salad.
- Instaprint Snapshots: Consumers who upload pictures on Instagram® using the hashtag #NowThatsFresh will be able to instantly print and pick up their captured moment at the Wendy’s tent, giving attendees a modern day photo booth!
To LEARN MORE:
Visit wendys.com/secrets for more information on Wendy’s best-kept secrets in salads for a chance to win a $25 gift card*. Follow Wendy’s on Facebook.com/Wendys and on Twitter @Wendys #NowThatsFresh for latest updates from the events.