Wendy's Fast Food Deals

Cheapism / sevenstockstudio/istockphoto / Wendy's

Cheapism is editorially independent. We may earn a commission if you buy through links on our site.

Ever since Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969, the fast-food chain has grown in popularity. It's now a worthy competitor to other big burger behemoths like McDonald's and Burger King. 

Prices at Wendy's have gone up in the last few years, just like everything else, but you can still get great deals on favorites like chicken nuggets, Frostys, and those signature square burgers — you just have to know where to find them.

Wendy's: A Haven for Foodies and Deal Hunters

Savvy fast-food lovers know the secrets to scoring a cheap and filling Wendy's meal. Some deals, like Biggie Bags, are available all the time, while other special coupons and offers are available in the Wendy's mobile app for a limited time. Offering customers diverse deals through various ordering channels makes Wendy's stand out from the competition. 

Wendy's is also committed to customer satisfaction. Since 2020, the chain has started offering breakfast nationwide, and perfected its fries so that they're always hot and crispy. Its philanthropic efforts, especially the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its annual Frosty key tag fundraiser sale, are popular with customers as well.

For more great fast-food deals, please sign up for our free newsletters.

Top Wendy's Deals To Look Out For in May

Wendy's has announced lots of great deals for May 2024 that you can take advantage of all month. Some are only around for a limited time, but some have been ongoing for months or years and will likely stick around.

Meal Deal Bundles: Combo Meals for Less

Some of the best and longest-running deals at Wendy's are meal deal bundles where you can score a full combo meal for cheap. They include:

  • $3 Breakfast Biggie Bundle
  • $7 Biggie Bag with Bacon Double Stack, four-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
  • $6 Biggie Bag with Crispy Chicken BLT, four-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
  • $5 Biggie Bag with Crispy Chicken, four-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
  • $5 Biggie Bag with Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, four-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
  • $6 Biggie Bag with Double Stack, four-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
  • 4 for $4 Meal with Jr. Cheeseburger, four-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink

Wendy's app offersPhoto credit: Lacey Muszynski / Cheapism

Exclusive App Discounts: Savings at Your Fingertips

Like most fast-food chains, Wendy's encourages customers to use its mobile app by offering the best deals out there. Here are Wendy's app deals for May 2024, which you can find in the "Offers" section in the app Rewards Store or on the website

  • BOGO free croissant sandwich through May 12
  • $3 breakfast biscuit sandwich 
  • $1 small coffee
  • Free small breakfast potatoes with purchase
  • $10 for three Cinnabon Pull-Aparts
  • $2 off any breakfast combo
  • Free any-size soft drink with purchase through June 2
  • $8 for two Dave's Single, Classic Chicken, Son of Baconator, or Spicy Chicken sandwiches
  • $1 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with purchase on Tuesdays
  • $2 off any salad or salad combo
  • Free kid's meal with the purchase of a premium combo
  • $2 off any premium combo
  • $3 off any order of $15 or more
  • $5 off any order of $25 or more

Delivery Deals: Savings at Your Door

If you just don't want to leave the house, Wendy's offers deals on delivery through third-party services like DoorDash and Grubhub.

  • $0 delivery fee with in-app delivery order in honor of National Foster Care Month

Wendy's Loaded Nacho cheeseburgerPhoto credit: Wendy's

Seasonal Specials: Savor the Flavors of Spring

Wendy's continues to offer a great breakfast dealBreakfast Biggie Bundles. It's a $3 breakfast deal where you can mix and match any two items from four options. The two-for-$3 Breakfast Biggie Bundles items include the sausage biscuit, egg and cheese biscuit, seasoned breakfast potatoes, and brewed coffee. Plus, earlier this year the chain debuted a brand new breakfast burrito with eggs, bacon, potatoes, and cheese.

If brand-new, limited-time menu items are what you're craving, Wendy's has a new sandwich for you in May: The Pretzel Baconator. The double burger has a whopping six strips of bacon, cheese, ketchup, and mayo all on a pretzel bun. It should be priced around $8, with the combo costing a few bucks more.

There's also two new sweet treats. The Cinnamon Pull-Apart is made with warm, buttery dough bites in a cup with Cinnabon cinnamon and cream cheese frosting, and it's priced at around $4. There's also a new Frosty flavor. The Orange Dreamsicle Frosty combines vanilla and orange and is sure to bring up some nostalgic feelings.

Maximizing Your Savings With Wendy's App

If you're on the hunt for fast-food deals, Wendy's app is a good place to find them. All you need is a smartphone and a free Wendy's account to access them and place an order using in-app coupons and offers.

Unlocking Exclusive Deals With the Wendy's App

To download the mobile app on your smartphone, search for Wendy's in your phone's app store. Download and install the app, then set up a free account with an email address. You can add payment information or a delivery address, but neither are necessary for using the app or accessing the deals. 

Once you have the app set up, you can access the Offers section with coupons from a link at the bottom of the home screen, or by clicking on Account in the bottom right corner, then Rewards & Offers. That's where you'll find exclusive app deals, like the free Crispy Chicken Sandwich and other discounts listed above.

Wendy's mobile app rewards screenshotPhoto credit: Lacey Muszynski / Cheapism

Earning Rewards With Every Bite

Wendy's Rewards program is another way to get free fast-food deals. For every $1 you spend at Wendy's, you'll get 10 points. Once you have enough points, you can redeem them in the Rewards Store in the mobile app. Current rewards include a small Frosty, small fries, small breakfast potatoes, or four-piece chicken nuggets for 200 points; a Spicy Chicken Sandwich for 600 points; or a Baconator for 800 points. 

To make sure you're earning points, you can order in the Wendy's mobile app where the points are automatically accumulated. If you're ordering at the drive-thru or inside a restaurant, click on Rewards at the bottom of the app, then Scan In Restaurant. It'll show you a QR code to scan.

To redeem your Wendy's Reward points, go to the Rewards Store in the mobile app, then choose which reward you'd like to load to your card. The coupon will apply to your mobile order, or once you scan your QR code in the restaurant. 

Customizing Your Orders for Maximum Value

One of the best things about Wendy's mobile app is that you can easily see what toppings and customizations are free. That allows you to order a less expensive sandwich and add free toppings instead of paying for a more expensive sandwich.

For example, you can add lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, or ranch to a $2 Jr. Cheeseburger for free, or even get it on a larger premium bun for no extra charge. The same goes for the $2 Crispy Chicken Sandwich, where you can also add pickles or onion for free. You can even get dipping sauces for your fries for free this same way.

Once you begin earning Wendy's Rewards points, using freebie and coupon offers, and customizing your orders for free extras, it's easy to see how great Wendy's deals really are. Whether you're stocking up on snacks to cheer on your favorite sports team or heading to the drive-thru before school or shopping, take advantage of Wendy's best deals. 

Cheapism in the News