NEWS: Wendy’s Now Offers Mac & Cheese, Baked Sweet Potato, and Chili Cheese Fries As Signature Sides

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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.

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8 thoughts to “NEWS: Wendy’s Now Offers Mac & Cheese, Baked Sweet Potato, and Chili Cheese Fries As Signature Sides”

  1. And it appears that in Canada, poutine (gravy + cheese curds on top of fries) has been added to the menu, along with the chili cheese fries.

  2. Sure, Canadian Wendy’s gets chili cheese fries and poutine, but not the baked sweet potato. It’s disappointing. Wendy’s is one of the few places I can rely on for healthy fast food options. I would have really liked to see the sweet potato on the menu up here.

  3. They have had the Mac ‘n’ Cheese here in Florida for a while. It’s pretty pathetic tasting. If you substitute it for fries you get like 2oz of mac ‘n’ cheese..

  4. I used to always wonder why they didn’t have chilli cheese fries on the menu, since they have all the ingredients… I remember asking them one time if they could make it for me, and they said no. The chilli cheese fries they have on the menu now aren’t that great, in my opinion. It’s not something you’d eat more than once.

    The mac & cheese, on the other hand, is surprisingly good. Really good, actually. When I first bought and and realized how much it was, then looked at the size, I was like “why do they over charge for mac & cheese??” Then I tried it, and I was pleasantly surprised at how cheesy and saucy it is. I also really like that they use cavatappi noodles for it. The container might be small, but it’s a hearty little cup of mac & cheese.

  5. I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’m trying fine which Wendy’s sell the bake sweet potatoes

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