I happened to be passing a Wendy’s in Mansfield, Mass. on Saturday morning and noticed they have the new breakfasts. It surprised me a little because in my couple of experiences this seems to be a smaller Wendy’s with some problems either with workflow or personnel. But I decided to try it while I had th chance.
I found the menu options a little confusing. There are several sandwich/burrito options on meal deals, but other sandwiches and burritos on the value menu. Based on what I’d heard I was not planning to get the frescuit, but I wanted a comparison to McD’s, etc, and figured if it’s the "#1" combo it’s what they’re pushing as their lead item, so I got one with sausage.
IMO it’s a contender in the fast food breakfast market. The sausage was a bit milder than McD’s, but tasty. The bread product was a bit more dense than a McD’s biscuit, but tasty enough and I’ve had much worse things passed off as biscuits (one of their ad signs is touting that your breakfast sandwich shouldn’t crumble on your lap). I believe the sandwich was a bit larger than McD’s or BK.
I had to wait for the hashbrown, so it was straight out of the fryolator. It was broader and thinner than McD’s, and had visible evidence of what appeared to be green onion or herbs. It was actually cooked very well. The product is not as densely packed and seemed like two layers of crust held together by creamy chipped potatoes. Unfortunately, it tasted more of cooking oil than anything else, maybe because mine didn’t get a rest out of the fryer, but it just didn’t seem to have much potato or seasoning flavor.
On one visit I’d say they’ve beat the pants off BK’s breakfast. I’m still fond of McD’s biscuits on the rare occasion I have a fast food breakfast, but I’d try Wendy’s again.