The Breakfast Game is Not for Wendy’s

Wendy’s is known for their chicken and burgers, but has continuously failed to enter the breakfast game. After many unsuccessful attempts to launch a full breakfast menu, they’ve announced that later this year, they’re going to be rolling out breakfast nationwide (there is even a breakfast version of Wendy’s most iconic menu item, the Baconator). Out of their nearly 7,000 locations, only about 300 currently serve breakfast, after their major failed attempt in 2012.

Wendy’s nationwide breakfast launch has garnered attention from popular news sources like CNN, CNBC, and Business Insider, who are all looking forward to the launch. The nearest breakfast-serving location to Syracuse is by Binghamton, in Five-Mile Point, New York. On December 1st, while visiting my dad in the Binghamton area, he put aside his hate for fast food, and took me to try it for the first time.

I was very excited to be one of the first to try this meal at Wendy’s before it rolled out nationwide. I ordered the honey butter chicken biscuit and my dad ordered the sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit, and we both tried each other’s. I don’t like american cheese (I prefer cheddar), so I had low expectations for his meal. The sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich is self-explanatory. It’s a biscuit, cut in half, with sausage, egg, and american cheese in between. The honey butter chicken biscuit is another biscuit, cut in half, with a fried chicken patty and maple honey butter inside. 

In my opinion, my honey butter chicken biscuit wasn’t good. The chicken seemed undercooked, and the butter was just okay. The biscuit would’ve been better without the stuff inside it. My dad’s sandwich was decent, but not good. The sausage was peppery and bland, the egg was almost unnoticeable, and the cheese was not good at all. Here’s my dad’s opinion on the honey butter chicken biscuit: “I could taste the honey and maple flavor, which are unique, but still, overall it was awful, just greasy and slimy. Not an enjoyable breakfast.” His thoughts on his sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit were that it was, “Salty, slimy, and too buttery from the biscuit. It looked like sausage, egg, and cheese, but it was just a disappointing version of each. Never again.” I won’t be getting Wendy’s breakfast again, but I will continue going there for their lunch and dinner offerings.

The author and his father with their Wendy’s breakfast.
I’m Isaiah Steinberg, editor in chief of the RamPage. I’ve been a writer since I was a freshman, and I greatly enjoy journalism. I am very excited to be working with the wonderful RamPage staff this year!