America's Second Largest Burger Chain Just Debuted New Menu Items at Walmart
Several of your favorite fast-food restaurants and other eateries are taking over former McDonald's locations inside of Walmart stores nationwide—but none are making an entrance quite like Wendy's.
The chain is currently planning out a massive expansion of 1,200 new locations around the world by 2025. Around 700 of these will be in the form of ghost kitchens, but some will be other types of restaurants in different kinds of places—including a Frosty Cart and a Wendy's Snack Shop.
Wendy's is opening up in Walmart.
Walmart shoppers in Heath, Ohio, are now able to sip a Frosty as they grab groceries, thanks to Wendy's new Hamburger Stand inside the store, according to Supermarket News. Another location is set to open in the Buckeye State later this year.
"The first and only Wendy's Hamburger Stand of its kind is all about the 'BYO' life," the fast-food chain tells us, "where we welcome customers to build everything from their Nugget size and preferred flavor, and dream hamburger from start to finish."
Though this new format features a limited menu, shoppers have access to exclusive items that they can't find elsewhere. In addition to being able to eat a Whop as they shop, Walmart customers also have a pick of two exclusive menu items.
There's a brand new Frosty flavor available only inside Walmart.
The Frosty is an original menu item that dates back to when Wendy's first opened its doors in 1969. In 2010, locations in Canada received a strawberry version. More than a decade later, U.S. fans will be able to try it, according to People.
"If you want to find a Strawberry Frosty, you can only find it today in the in the Hamburger Stand restaurant [in Heath, Ohio]," CEO Todd Penegor told Supermarket News.
And it's not just available in the standard Frosty form. Frosty Sundaes are available in all three flavors—chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry—at the Hamburger Stand inside of Walmart, with toppings like marshmallows and Lucky Charms cereal, the chain tells Eat This, Not That!.
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There is also a new chicken nugget available.
Penegor didn't only drop news about the brand-new dessert available at Wendy's Hamburger Stand. He also revealed that a new chicken nugget is hitting the menu. "[W]e've got this unbelievably great Jalapeño Popper Chicken Nugget in that restaurant that isn't in our freestanding restaurant," he said.
These locations will have a limited menu, though.
While there will be two new items, some normal items won't be available on the menu inside Walmart. It's unclear exactly which items are affected but rest assured that Bacanators, fries, and chocolate-flavored Frosty Treats made the cut. (The rumored new Big Bacon Cheeseburger and Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich probably won't be, however.)
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- Wendy's Is Discontinuing This Fan-Favorite Item
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