Back by popular demand and in time for the summer season, Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad is now available in restaurants for a limited time only.
The salad includes a variety of seasonal ingredients, such as blueberries and hand-cut California strawberries picked at their peak, as well as a blend of 11 kinds of field greens. The salad also features a warm, grilled chicken breast, shredded Asiago cheese and California almonds roasted with sea salt.
Available in entrée and half-sized portions, the Berry Almond Chicken Salad is served with a fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing – made from real raspberries, acai juice, shallots and balsamic vinegar.
"This great summer salad is designed for our customers looking to experience exciting tastes, flavor combinations and textures, all wrapped up in a nutritious package that we prepare fresh every day, in every Wendy's restaurant," said Gerard Lewis, senior vice president of Innovation for Wendy's.
Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad, without dressing, has 360 calories for a full portion, and 230 calories for a half size.
Ingredients for Wendy's salads are delivered two to three times a week to each restaurant. Dressings and toppings are served on the side for added customization.
Wendy's also is introducing a Strawberry Shortcake Frosty Parfait – its latest extension in the classic Frosty line. The parfait includes a layer of strawberry puree, creamy vanilla Frosty, crumbly shortbread cookie pieces, and is topped off with whipped cream and fresh strawberry pieces. It is available for a limited time only.
Wendy's has released two videos outlining the stories behind the new items.
In one video, Mai Chanthabane, culinary innovation-salads at Wendy's, said: "We ensure freshness every step of the way. We come in early every morning and make our sales fresh for you. We use a salad spinner just like you would at home. It gets rid of the excess water and it leaves fresh, crisp lettuce. Our spring mix is gorgeous; it has nine types of greens. That's nine different flavors."
Check out Wendy's new commercial promoting the salad's return here.
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