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Mar 26, 2013

News: Wendy's Unveils New Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

The latest food from Wendy's comes in the form of new, limited-time Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches. The new entree comes in two varieties: Asiago Ranch and Smoky Honey Mustard.

The Asiago Ranch Flatbread comes with grilled chicken breast strips, spring mix, tomatoes, natural Asiago cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and creamy Asiago ranch sauce, folded in a five-grain toasted flatbread (The grains are millet, natural sesame seed, flax seed, rolled oats, and cracked wheat). It carries a suggested price tag of $3.99.

The Smoky Honey Mustard features sliced grilled chicken breast, a spring mix of leafy greens, tomatoes, and smoky honey mustard sauce, wrapped in a five-grain toasted flatbread. The suggested price for the sandwich is $3.49.

Both sandwiches are also available in a combo with a side and drink for a suggested add-on price of $2 more.

The new sandwiches come just in time to compete with McDonald's new McWraps. They both feature similar concepts that look to appeal to healthier eaters, at similar price points. Between the two, flatbread seems slightly more novel than tortillas. And, of course, there's also the flatbread option at Subway to contend with.

It must be noted that Wendy's sandwiches are only for a limited time, while McWraps are meant to be a permanent mainstay for McDonald's.

When asked why the flatbreads aren't a permanent menu item, a Wendy's representative had this to say: "This is a new sandwich for us and we’re looking forward to seeing what our customers think about it. We have additional tastes and flavors in test for future consideration." Basically, if the platform does well, look for new flavors down the road. The flatbreads are toasted using existing equipment.

The sandwiches are only available through late May.

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Asiago Ranch Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwich
Calories - 530 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 940mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 74)
Protein - 30g


Nutritional Info - Wendy's Smoky Honey Mustard Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwich
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 135)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 550mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 22g


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14 comments:

  1. McWrap versus flat bread grilled chicken sandwiches? Wendy's- no competition what so ever!

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  2. still left hungryWednesday, April 03, 2013

    Seriously disappointed. Not even a half of a chicken breast on this sandwich...may as well call it a Bacon n lettuce pile on a very soggy & bland flatbread. *DISLIKE* and...it's $4.99...just for the sandwich. A total rip off

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  3. Loved it! I do wish it was a little bigger. But, as for flavor Wendy's knocked it out of the park.

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  4. We had the honey mustard chicken flatbread, and liked it very much. The chicken was tasty and very tender. Liked the spinach on it. Only 370 calories! We hope that Wendy's keeps this sandwich on its menu!

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  5. I actually loved the Asiago Ranch Flatbread Sandwich! It didn't have a lot of lettuce, but I really enjoyed the flavor from the cheese, chicken, and ranch! I hope they do keep this one on the menu as well.

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  6. I had the grilled flatbread, but I asked for the Asiago Ranch on the side. I thought it was very tasty and not bad health wise if you don't drown it with the sauce, which is good but too many fat calories.

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  7. Too expensive for what you get. Not enough chicken and for over 500 calories its not worth it!!!

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  8. McDonalds has like 400% more chicken on their Premium McWraps and I like their fries better, to boot. lol. Couple that with McDonalds $1 anysize sodas and you've got a winner!

    I tried Wendys flatbread today and it was just "Meh". Nothing I'd recommend to a friend. Not enough chicken on it, wayyyyyyy too much ranch. Thing broke in half and was a fierce hot mess to eat. Never have that problem with McWraps.

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  9. I went to a Wendys the other night. I had been wanting to try the flatbread and this is the flatbread grilled chicken I got. Its about a fourth of a chicken breast. I asked an employee about the small amount on it. When I did she got an attitude with me and said yes its supposed to be a small amount. Ive seen tones of other pictures of this same thing and the whole bread is covered with chicken. From pictures I have seen it looks like they just put one piece on mine. I was highly disappointed with it especially when I saw other pictures from where people had done reviews of it. I defiantly fell like I wasted my money. And I don't not have a receipt because they never gave me one.

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  10. I like both the flavor of flatbread sandwiches. Although I was hoping for fewer grams of fat. When i asked the cashier about fat content she did not know. I had to go home and look it up. The second time that i had the smoked honey mustard the chicken seemed liked it was not tender enough (cook it longer please)because the texture was weird. Also the chicken pieces should be chopped smaller. But over all i do enjoy the flavor flatbread sandwiches. I hope they keep them on the menu. I would like to know more about the ingredients in the flatbread. Whole grain, flax seed, etc?

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  11. The chicken pieces are probably chopped more for aesthetics rather than ease of eating, but I don't find them too bad.

    According to the Wendy's website, the grains are: millet, natural sesame seed, flax seed, rolled oats, and cracked wheat. I've updated the post accordingly.

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  12. You nailed it. I'm going to "short" Wendy's and go long on McDonald's. They can't make it with those prices and that tiny little sandwich. Yes it is tasty (albeit a little sloppy), but not enough little pieces of chicken for a kid much less an adult.

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  13. I jusy tried the honey mustard flatbread and it was so good! Im generally a picky eater, however all the flavors were just right. I hope wendys keeps them for good!

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  14. My smoky honey mustard was only $3.40 and , being on a low sodium diet .I appreciate the low-so. Incidentally , the Osiago one is not low-so, at all.
    I'll probably buy another.

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