Showing posts with label Wendy's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wendy's. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2023

Wendy's reopens in Derwood (Photos)

has reopened at 15807 Frederick Road in the Derwood area of Rockville. The restaurant has completed a major renovation inside and out for a "fresh new look." It's apparently going forward with that blank building front; perhaps the front facade signage is still in-transit and will be installed later. Time for a Baconator, Chili Cheese Fries and a Chocolate Frosty.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Sneak peek: Derwood Wendy's makeover (Photos)

Here's a sneak peek at the renovated Wendy's restaurant at 15807 Frederick Road, in the Derwood area of Rockville. The parking lot has been entirely resurfaced and restriped. There are three kinds of seating inside the dining room: regular tables and chairs, high tables with barstool-style chairs, and booths. Check out the fancy lighting fixtures. It looks like there may be a sign still to be attached to the front, and there are lawn signs stacked inside waiting to be posted when the restaurant reopens. Stay tuned for a reopening date!

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Derwood Wendy's renovation update (Photos)

You can see some significant cosmetic changes on the exterior of the Wendy's at 15807 Frederick Road in Derwood now. The restaurant is temporarily closed for a major renovation project. There are now long, black strips along the top area of the facade on the side of the building. Tyvek covers the center of that area, above the side entrance.

Where there was a stone facade cover at the front corner, you can see red peeking out from underneath a Reynobond covering. Construction materials are laid out in the parking area. While you are waiting for the Wendy's of the Future here, the Rockville Wendy's at 808 Rockville Pike is open and ready to take your Baconator and Chocolate Frosty order.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Another Rockville-area Wendy's restaurant to be remodeled

The new restaurant design being rolled out across the Wendy's hamburger chain will be coming to another Rockville-area location for 2023. Wendy's at 5001 Nicholson Lane will undergo a remodeling in the coming months. Design changes included in the update are meant to increase accommodations for more drive-thru, delivery and mobile orders; reduce energy costs; and streamline front and back-of-house operations. The Derwood Wendy's is currently undergoing a major renovation.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Wendy's closes for major renovations in Derwood (Photos)

at 15807 Frederick Road in Derwood has temporarily closed for major renovations. This isn't just a cosmetic makeover. The entire interior of the fast food restaurant has been gutted and will be rebuilt. 

An increased focus on takeout and drive-thru orders, and on mobile ordering, is at the heart of what the hamburger chain calls its Global Next Gen restaurant design. The new interior layout will also streamline operations, company CCO Kurt Kane said in August. It will also feature a new generation of technology throughout the ordering and cooking processes, including a new grill, and the ability to handle more mobile orders. Annual energy costs will be reduced by 6%.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Wendy's introduces limited-time Ghost Pepper Ranch sauce for chicken nuggets

is being haunted by a spicy new chicken nuggets sauce option. The fast food chain has temporarily added Ghost Pepper Ranch sauce to its menu. How hot is it? Watch a detailed review on YouTube.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Wendy's Steakhouse Jr. Cheeseburger has arrived in Rockville, at the Wendy's located on the Pike at First Street. Before you start thinking about a 1/3 pound Wagyu beef patty, that's not the kind of Steakhouse Wendy's is talking about. This is the standard Dave's Hot and Juicy 100% junior beef patty, with Steakhouse seasoning added.

A garlic aioli finishes the steakhouse theme, along with other standard toppings: lettuce, tomato, red onion, and American cheese.

Does the Steakhouse Jr. Cheeseburger live up to the steakhouse hype? Watch my video for the full report!

Monday, September 30, 2013


OK, this sounds promising: Wendy's delicious soft pretzel bun, combined with crispy fried chicken? How did it turn out in reality? Watch my detailed review of the new Wendy's Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich now to find out!

Pricey at over $5, toppings on the Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich include honey mustard sauce, cheese sauce, tomato, fresh greens, and a slice of Muenster cheese.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Wendy's has a new Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, and I have a review of it!

The pretzel burger contains a 1/4 pound 100% beef patty, American cheese slice, tomato slices, cheese sauce, 2 strips of bacon, and salad greens, rather than lettuce.

Taking center stage, of course, is the bakery-quality soft pretzel bun.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Here's something new to try for dinner tonight: Wendy's new Asiago Ranch Grilled Chicken Flatbread sandwich. I stopped by the Wendy's on Rockville Pike last night to try it out myself.

Here's my review, including a zoomed-in closeup of all the fillings in the sandwich: lettuce, salad greens, bacon, tomatoes, grilled chicken breast, Asiago cheese and ranch dressing.

Don't forget the artisan bread, which is one of the strong points in Wendy's attempt to challenge upscale competitors like Panera Bread.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Wendy's has unveiled an updated - and renamed - value menu.   Some items, however, will exceed the the 99¢-$1.00 limit most people associate with the phrase, "value menu."

The chain is struggling with higher costs, and also wants to emphasize quality as the ultimate bottom line.  
My personal thought is that restaurants would do best to have a shorter value or "dollar" menu, rather than put regular-priced items on it.  But if the slightly-higher priced item is good enough to compete with the premium items, customers might not mind.  The consumer has to feel he or she is getting a deal, for a value menu to work, in my opinion.

Here's the new Wendy's value menu:


Items priced at 99 cents
-Jr Cheeseburger
-Crispy Chicken Sandwich
-4-piece Regular Chicken Nuggets -4-piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets
-Small Frosty
-Value French Fries
-Value Soft Drink

Items priced at between $1.19 and $1.99
-Jr Bacon Cheeseburger
-Double Stack
-Jr Cheeseburger Deluxe
-Crispy Chicken Caesar Wrap
-Spicy Chicken Go Wrap
-Grilled Chicken Go Wrap
-Small Chili
-6-piece regular Chicken Nuggets
-6-piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets
-Caesar Side Salad
-Garden Side Salad