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 the 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.
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Top Wendy's Deals to Look Out for in September
Wendy's has announced lots of great deals for September 2023 that you can take advantage of all month long. 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:
- $6 Biggie Bag with Bacon Double Stack, -piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
- $6 Biggie Bag with Crispy Chicken BLT, 4-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
- $5 Biggie Bag with Crispy Chicken, 4-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
- $5 Biggie Bag with Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, 4-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
- $5 Biggie Bag with Double Stack, 4-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
- 4 for $4 Meal with Jr. Cheeseburger, 4-piece chicken nuggets, junior fries, and small drink
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 there. Here are Wendy's app deals for September 2023, which you can find in the "Offers" section in the app Rewards Store or on the website.
- 99-cent 4-piece chicken nuggets with any purchase through September 10
- Free Crispy Chicken Sandwich with $3 purchase through September 10
- Free fries of any size with purchase from September 11 through September 17
- Free soft drink with any purchase September 25 through October 1
- $2 off any premium combo through October 1 (coupon refreshes weekly)
- $2 off any breakfast combo through September 17 (coupon refreshes weekly)
- $3 off any order of $15 or more through October 1 (coupon refreshes daily)
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.
- Free Queso Fries with a $20 purchase for DashPass members on DoorDash every Wednesday from September 6 through November 8
- $5 off $20 when DashPass members on DoorDash purchase Loaded Nacho Sandwich or Queso Fries every weekend from September 8 through October 1
- 30% off orders of $20 or more on Grubhub for Grubhub+ members from September 11-17
Seasonal Specials: Savor the Flavors of Fall
Wendy's officially launched a great new breakfast deal recently: Breakfast 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.
If brand new, limited-time menu items are what you're craving, Wendy's has new sandwiches for you this September. The Loaded Nacho Cheeseburger and Loaded Nacho Chicken Sandwich are both topped with a new roasted poblano queso sauce, American cheese, crispy corn, tortilla strips, and spicy chipotle sauce on a special jalapeno cheddar bun. The single cheeseburger is $6.49, while the chicken sandwich is $7.
Wendy's is also putting that roasted poblano queso to good use on its limited time Queso Fries. The chain's Hot & Crispy Fries are topped with the cheese sauce and shredded cheddar for a gooey delight. The price is $2.39, though prices vary by location.
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 in order 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.
Earning Rewards with Every Bite
Wendy's Rewards program is another way to get free food. 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 4-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. This September, as you're cheering on your favorite football team or heading to the drive-thru before school, take advantage of Wendy's best deals.