Wendy’s had me out at their headquarters in Dublin Ohio. There they gave me a tour of their facilities, along with a lot of nutrition information that I can share with you and I’m happy to share it. Yes, I’m being compensated for my time, but I’m also very impressed to learn what I learned and seeing the passion through their eyes is contagious like wildfire.
We started the day meeting Dave Thomas’ daughter Wendy. Yes THE Wendy and I found her to be as cute as her picture as a little girl. She told us a few upcoming secrets and they sound delicious and she also told us how important quality control is. Her father was very passionate about serving up healthy options and she wants to uphold his beliefs. Which is why they have chili, baked potatoes, grilled chicken options and salads. And I was very surprised to find out that you can customize your salads, sandwiches, and burgers quite a bit.
Wendy’s is very transparent about the nutrition in their food including the ingredients. They have all the information on-line, in some restaurants it’s on the menu board, and in an app you can download onto your phone. I checked out the My Wendy’s app and found it really interesting that you can select the calorie range you would like to stay in and then you are given menu items to choose from that will keep you within your limit.
The My Wendy’s™ app is now redesigned for mobile payments and custom offers, currently available in the Greater Portland, Albuquerque, and Austin Areas. Plus, your profile now saves your favorite meals, your way. Now That’s Better™.
I had the opportunity to talk with a few of the dieticians that Wendy’s had there. They told me that it’s really important that people in America think about what they are eating. You know how some restaurants have the calories listed on their menu boards well that has helped to keep me from ordering certain meals. Did you know for most people, it makes them go up a size because they see that by getting the super size meal they are only getting a few extra calories so that do it. AHH! It’s been tossed around that perhaps by telling people that they have to walk so many miles to burn off that food item then they would think again about what they eat. And Wendy’s has good options, just check out their app and their nutrition information on-line.
What do you think? Does knowing the calorie count help you. Would My Wendy’s app help you stay within a daily calorie limit. I love that you can pick out a meal by the calorie range. I also love that you can pay with an app. I hope that more stores adopt the app. You can use the app anywhere, it’s only the paying with the app that is exclusive to certain areas.
In case you missed my disclosure at the top. I was compensated for my time, my opinions are my own.