Wendy’s unveiled two new bold menu items, the Wendy’s Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich and Salad, to its chicken lineup. Designed for fans who are hungry for a much-needed chicken upgrade, the first-of-its kind menu items in the quick-service restaurant industry are built with Wendy’s most advanced flavor yet.

“Inspired by classic jalapeño poppers fans know and love, my culinary team took the familiar flavors of the beloved appetizer and gave it a unique Wendy’s twist only we can deliver,” says John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation for The Wendy’s Company. “The new Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich and Salad brings Wendy’s fans a bold, innovative flavor they can’t get anywhere else. Each bite is graced by the perfect balance of creamy, cheesy goodness and a crispy crunch, topped with an unbeatable kick from the jalapeños that will have your taste buds thanking us.”

The new Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich boasts Wendy’s iconic juicy spicy chicken fillet fans have come to know and love while also featuring creamy jalapeño cream cheese and six slices of jalapenos for an added kick, that really packs heat. Not to mention the three strips of Wendy’s beloved Applewood smoked bacon, warm cheddar cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese, all placed between a warm, premium toasted bun.

Hungry for more? Cue the Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad: packed with the same flavorful, familiar ingredients with a twist including a romaine and spring mix lettuce blend, diced tomatoes, and crispy jalapeño and cheddar croutons for an extra crunch, spice and cheesy goodness, topped with a creamy jalapeño ranch dressing.

“While everyone else is playing catch up and distracting consumers with stale chicken drops, we are listening and bringing exciting flavors and bold ingredients forward to help fans avoid the McStake of settling for the same boring chicken sandwiches from other fast-food joints,” says Carl Loredo, Chief Marketing Officer for The Wendy’s Company. “Our new Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich casts a big shadow across the competition and really delivers an enhanced chicken sandwich experience. The innovation on flavor is unlike anything else out there.”

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