Earlier this year, fast food giant Wendy’s joined the breakfast dollar battle, for the first time in the chain’s 51 year history.
Although I’m not much of a restaurant breakfast person — I prefer my waffles homemade, thank you very much — with COVID-19 lockdowns I’ve found the need to get out of the house from time to time. With Wendy’s ubiquitous drive-thru windows, they were an easy choice as I headed home from Target (COVID-19 wine run) Saturday morning. I rolled through the Sacramento location at 2750 Power Inn Road.
The Baconator is a winner. It’s a hardy, full-sized breakfast sandwich that adds sausage, egg and cheese to the ample order of bacon you’d expect from a sandwich with that name. After that sandwich, I won’t need anything else to eat before dinner.
Although the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit pales in comparison size-wise, it’s good, too…especially until Popeyes decides to start serving breakfast. These two are the newest in Wendy’s fairly comprehensive breakfast menu.
I’d recommend the combo with whatever sandwich you settle on, as the seasoned potatoes were much more flavorful than I expected from a fast food burger place.
Trade up the combo’s coffee for a Frosty-ccino, a Frosty / cold brew hybrid that hit the spot on the hot summer morning I was there. You can flip a coin on the chocolate versus the vanilla — they’re both great.
And wash it all down with an oatmeal bar — it’s moist, sweet, and delicious. And as you’d expect, the meal was very affordable: breakfast for two for far under $20, and we had an untouched order of potatoes left behind.
If you roll through Wendy’s during the week for breakfast, note that they stop selling breakfast at 10:30am. Weekends go a little later, until 11:30am.