REVIEW: Wendy’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

Wendy s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

What is Wendy’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit?

The less-is-more approach to Wendy’s nationwide breakfast rollout that features a crispy chicken fillet topped with maple honey butter on a “fluffy buttermilk biscuit.”

How is it?

Better than McDonald’s and Burger King, but not as good as you-know-who.

The chasm between fast food biscuit sandwiches is vast, with Chick-fil-A, Hardee’s, and Whataburger leading the way, and McDonald’s and Burger King’s ubiquitous biscuits bringing up the absolute rear (unless you count the likes of 7-Eleven and other convenience stores).

Wendy s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit Chicken

Wendy’s is somewhere in-between. The chicken component is good – meaty, juicy, and slightly peppery – and a step above the “value” McChicken that McDonald’s recently slapped between their frozen-and-thawed biscuit halves. But the chicken isn’t as good as Chick-fil-A, the honey butter isn’t as good as Whataburger’s, and the biscuit isn’t as good as Chick-fil-A or Hardee’s.

Wendy s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit Halves

In fact, the biscuit was the biggest letdown. It was neither flaky nor spongy, and it was bland and doughy. The only real flavor came from the chicken and lightly applied honey butter.

Is there anything else you need to know?

The biscuit could have been much better if there was a more liberal application of the honey butter, which was applied only sparingly underneath my chicken patty. Given the dry and dense biscuit, more of it (especially a biscuit wash) would have helped.


I didn’t dislike Wendy’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, but it wasn’t as “yummy” as one of my similarly fast food-obsessed coworkers claimed. Unless McDonald’s or Burger King is your only fast food option, I’d stick with the tried and true chains that have been doing chicken biscuit sandwiches for more than two seconds.

Purchased Price: $3.39
Size: N/A
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 500 calories, 29 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 1260 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 2 gram of fiber, 9 gram of sugar, and 14 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Wendy’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit”

  1. I appreciate the effort. I’m in the minority of I love Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s biscuits. That kind of biscuit only other seen at Popeye’s. Flakey and very buttery.

  2. I really enjoyed their sandwich! Not as good as CFA, but my sandwich had a good amount of honey butter on it and was really good. Ask for more honey butter!

  3. I was SO OFFENDED by McDonald’s and their chicken biscuit- way to phone it in with the McChicken patty.

    1. McDonalds used to have a Southern Chicken Biscuit years ago that was waaaaay better than what they have now. I was really disappointed at what they tried to roll out recently.

  4. McDonalds has a great buttermilk chicken biscuit, so I wished u would recognize that the mcchicken biscuit is not there top tier. There buttermilk chicken biscuit is also 2 bucks,alot cheaper than Wendy’s and twice the size

    1. The buttermilk chicken biscuit hasn’t been available nationwide for years. Luck you, that it’s still available somewhere.

  5. Haven’t tried this yet but way back when I worked at Wendy’s when they sold fried chicken and biscuits. Back then the biscuits (and fried chicken) were phenomenal. So much hate for McD’s. Guess you’re not a fan of clowns? Lol

  6. To be fair Wendy’s has been making these for a lot longer than two seconds.

    Select restaurants, particularly at truck stops, have had breakfast for a long time.

  7. to be fair, i had the same sandwich twice on a rod trip each way because it was SO GOOD the first time i had it. some of the improvements you mentioned, like more honey butter and a better biscuit were definitely present in my first sandwich. the second, not so much, but i’m willing to get it again.

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