Wendy’s is now offering three new Signature Sides to their menu: Macaroni & Cheese, Chili Cheese Fries, and Baked Sweet Potato.
The Chili Cheese Fries sound like something Wendy’s could’ve done in the 1990s. They had the fries, chili, and cheese back then, so why did it take them so long to bring them together? The Chili Cheese Fries comes with double dose of cheese in the forms of a Cheddar cheese sauce on top of the fries and shredded Cheddar cheese on top of the Wendy’s chili. It has 570 calories, 30 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 1,200 milligrams of sodium, 58 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.
Wendy’s Macaroni & Cheese consists of large cavatappi spiral noodles mixed with a sauce made with milk, cream, and white Vermont Cheddar and American cheeses. It’s also topped with shredded Cheddar. Wendy’s Macaroni & Cheese has 370 calories 19 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 940 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.
The most interesting of the three is the Baked Sweet Potato, which is served with a Buttery Cinnamon Spread on the side. Sweet potato isn’t seen on many fast food menu boards, so it’s nice to see Wendy’s trying it. The Wendy’s Baked Sweet Potato is an extremely wonderful source of vitamin A, providing 1,090 percent of your daily recommended value, and an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 90 percent of your daily recommended value. It also has 380 calories, 9 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, 69 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber, 29 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.
Wendy’s Macaroni & Cheese and Baked Sweet Potato are available for a limited time, which is disappointing, while the Chili Cheese Fries are a permanent addition to the menu, which it should’ve been in the 1990s. They can be purchased a la carte for a suggested price of $2.49.