November 12th, 2010
11:35 AM ET

Wendy's serves up new fries

Wendy's new fries leave some of the skin on.

Wendy's is serving up a new kind of fry.

The nation's No. 3 fast-food chain has revamped its french fry recipe for the first time in its 41-year history, leaving the skin on, using a proprietary oil and sprinkling on sea salt.

The new fries, released nationwide Thursday after being test-marketed in three cities, are "designed to give French fry lovers a hotter, crispier taste experience with an enhanced potato flavor and texture," says a press release from parent company Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia.

The new fries are slimmer than their predecessors but contain more calories and salt, according to Opposing Views writer Mark Berman.

In the latest Zagat Survey, Wendy's fries finished fourth behind McDonald's, Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger, with Burger King trailing Wendy's.

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  1. ss me

    Now they just need to serve wings and beer.

    November 12, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Pips

      They may as well, the new fries taste like crud. They are seriously disgusting. Their fries were the #1 reason people came to the place. You can get a burger anywhere, but good fries are hard to find. They need to fire everyone responsible with this stupid idea.

      December 5, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. HaHaHa

    Yes let's distract them with fries! You’re all a bunch of partisan sheep. All your leaders have failed you, yet you quibble over which failure was greater. Your jobs and security have been sold to the highest bidder. Your children have been sold into slavery by corporate America. Promiscuity is promoted to the highest degree so the rich can have their pick of your daughters. Yes let’s blog about it instead of actually starting a revolution to take our country back.

    November 12, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      So how do you like your fires anyway?

      November 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • fReAkY cHiCk

      I am taking back my fry at a time! Get a grip dude this is about fries not politics. Like or Dislike that is the question.

      November 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CaptainObvious

    Those are Arby's fries. Nothing to get an erection over.

    November 12, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      I had Wendy's new fries a couple of weeks ago while in testings. I have had Burger Kings, which I did like but got tired of. Arby's fries must be fried in a different oil because I don't like the taste of them. But these Wendy's fries were really good. I didn't notice the difference in them till I took a bite and noticed they were different.

      November 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • denise walker

      I agree......

      November 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gene

    Wow hahaha, forget to take your Prozac this morning? Relax, pal, its just potatoes.

    November 12, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. moni

    I love that really long and soft McDonalds fry. mm.. I get a couple in each serving and its like the best, man.

    November 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scarfemdown

    Yeeeaaahh! French Fries! Wahoo!

    November 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ace

    Ha ha ha fries i thought sumthin happend to them or there not good to eat or somethin buh i guess they are delicious but what is this i here bout being a slave im not a slave to nobody jus televion if u realy wanna talk about being distracted then talk about how televion n there commercials i dnt want a pizza for 5.99 jus the boneless wings and probably a couple of beer hold up matter a fact pizza sounds good right now who got in on it??? Lmao

    November 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mabel Schwartz

      Don't you remember learning about run-on sentences in elementary school? Throw in a period now and then, will ya!

      November 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ace

    Omg u guys sit around talkin bout french and then fries why doesnt the burgerz ever get love huh???? Well matter of fact fries are better then burgers ya i rather get the fries who saw paranomal activity 2 its real scary

    November 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • word play

      you said then when you should have said than, alchemy Ducks! are fun

      November 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cesar

    Oh, Mehdi General Dr. Bad, where are you? He must be in Conference with the Pentagon Chief of staff.

    November 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. thatisfunny

    @cesar...That was funny!!! Lol

    November 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    After reading these posts, I am ready to join your French Fry Brain Trust. Where do I sign. I feel so enlightened. Deep thoughts and vivid minds on full display for all to see.

    November 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim Bob

    Fries can be the world's best food, if they're not frozen first. Frozen fries are good as paste & cardboard no matter what flavor you put on them.

    November 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. fReAkY cHiCk

    I'm going to try them right now. All this fry talk made me super hungry! Some of you might want to check your frosty for "enhanced" ingredients cuz you are a little loopy 🙂

    November 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. flux

    This is news?

    November 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
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