Wendy’s Nutrition

Wendy's is renowned for burgers with a high fat content. In fact, they have had no qualms about accepting the high calorie content of their gigantic burger creations. Their triple baconator meal, complete with a few fries and a coke, pumps in a whopping 1,850 calories and 106 grams of fat (the recommended daily calorie intake for adults is 2500-3000 calories). 


The chain mentioned the fat, calories, trans-fat, cholesterol, sugar, carbohydrates, protein and sodium content of each item on its website. If you're making a comparison, it's worth noting that you only get to see one item at a time on the chain's website.

Let's take a look at some of the calorie counts on a few of Wendy's dishes...

  • Cool and creamy small classic chocolate frosty® has 340 calories.

  • 1 salad serving of Wendy’s caesar side salad has 250 calories. Calories breakdown is 60% fat, 28% carbs, and 12% protein.

  • A small cup of Wendy’s chili has 180 calories, while a large cup contains 270 calories.

  • A side order of fries, depending on the serving size, has between 220 and 500 calories.

  • Grilled chicken sandwich has 34 grams of protein and 370 calories.

Intake of Calories

The calorie intake across various Wendy's menu items are 830 for ½ double with cheese, 240 for ¼ lb hamburger patty, 590 for ¼ lb single with cheese, 450 for 10-piece chicken nuggets, 180 for 4-piece chicken nuggets, 180 for small all natural lemonade, 40 for American cheese, 80 for Apple balsamic vinaigrette, 580 for Apple pecan chicken salad, 25 for 1 strip Applewood smoked bacon, 500 for artisan egg sandwich with all natural sausage, 290 for artisan sandwich, 380 for full size Asian cashew chicken salad, 960 for baconator, 180 for small barq’s root beer, 590 for BBQ ranch chicken salad, 160 for brewed sweetened iced tea, and 170 for toasted brioche bun.

And there's more. 540 calories for grilled Asian ranch chicken club, 680 for homestyle Asiago chicken club, 670 for spicy Asiago ranch chicken club, 480 for bacon & cheddar baked potato, 600 for bacon portabella melt on brioche, 120 for buttermilk ranch dipping sauce, 50 for buttery best spread, 250 for Caesar side salad, 270 for grilled chicken go wrap, 370 for spicy chicken go wrap, and 530 for chilli cheese fries.


You can easily expect 540 calories for a small chocolate frosty shake, 810 for large chocolate frosty shake, 300 for chocolate frosty waffle cone, 340 for small classic chocolate frosty, 340 for small classic frosty, 160 for small Coca Cola, and 170 for small Fanta orange.

Kids’ Menu Items

In the kid's menu items, you'll get 35 calories for apple slices, 270 for grilled chicken wrap, 270 for cheeseburger, 240 for hamburger, 200 for junior classic chocolate frosty, 190 for junior classic vanilla frosty, 100 for Apple juice, 280 for large all natural lemonade, 360 for large Barq’s root beer, 40 for light honey French dressing 1 packet, 45 for light ranch dressing 1 packet,  100 for mocha iced coffee, 170 for toasted multigrain bun, 530 for large natural cut fries, 290 for oatmeal bar, 130 for small orange juice, 160 for small pibb xtra, 270 for 10 oz plain baked potato, 70 for 1 packet pomegranate vinaigrette, 470 for premium cod sandwich, 190 for toasted premium bun, 680 for pretzel bacon cheeseburger, 650 for pretzel pub sandwich with spicy chicken, and 480 for pulled pork cheese fries with smoky BBQ.