Wendy’s

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Updated 2017! Wendy’s is one of the largest burger chains in North America. The bulk of the restaurants are in the U.S. and Canada, but there are some other locations in South America, Asia, and beyond. However, they only have one main allergen chart, that we could find. It is possible that menu items and allergens may differ across the countries.

Wendy's - Dairy-Free Menu Items and Allergen Notes

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

  • Breakfast – Seasoned Homestyle Potatoes
  • Sandwiches (see Allergen Note below) – Hamburger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Homestyle Chicken Sandwich, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Premium Cod Sandwich
  • Sandwich Components  (see Allergen Note below) – Jr. Hamburger Patty, 1/4 lb Hamburger Patty, Grilled Chicken Breast, Spicy Chicken Breast, Homestyle Chicken Breast, Crispy Chicken Patty, Premium Cod, Jr. Sandwich Bun, Multigrain Bun, Premium Bun, Tortilla, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms
  • Other Chicken – Chicken Nuggets
  • Kids’ Meal – Chicken Nuggets, Hamburger (see Allergen Note below), Apple Slices, Natural Cut Fries
  • Sides – Apple Slices, Plain Baked Potato, Rich and Meaty Chili (see Allergen Note below), Hot Chili Seasoning Packet, Saltine Crackers,  Natural Cut Fries
  • Salads – Garden Side Salad (without Croutons)
  • Salad Dressings – Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian Vinaigrette, Thousand Island Dressing, Light Honey French Dressing
  • Dipping Sauces – Honey Mustard, Barbecue, Sriracha, Sweet & Sour
  • Sauces – Smoky Honey Mustard Sauce, Tartar Sauce, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Bruschetta

Other Allergen Notes: According to Wendy’s, their buns are toasted in a common toaster with products that contain Egg, Milk, and Soy. Untoasted buns are available upon request. Also the hamburger patties and beef for the chili are cooked on the same grill as other beef menu items, and may come in contact with ingredients that contain Milk and Soy.

More Details from Wendy’s

Allergen Disclaimer from Wendy’s: Variations [in product]may occur due to differences in suppliers, ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions, product assembly at the restaurant level, and/or season of the year. Certain menu items may not be available at all locations. Temporary products are not included. Although some instances of allergen cross contact are provided, please understand that additional instances of cross contact are possible due to common handling and preparation areas in our kitchens.

Restaurant Website: www.wendys.com

Allergen Informationwww.wendys.com/en-us/allergen-information

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: November 23, 2017

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

12 Comments

  1. Hello there,

    To clarify, is it safe to order their double or triple sandwiches with no cheese? Considering one has done the work to see if the the bun also does not contain dairy ingredients.

    • I would not recommend any fast food as “safe” if you are talking about severe food allergies. This is something you would have to speak with the company about and address with the employees when ordering.

  2. Stephanie Jensen on

    Something must have changed between 2013 and now. Their fries don’t have dairy. The fryers don’t have any dairy products in them. Unless their website is already outdated, their chickens don’t have dairy. My favorite part of the restaurant is that they have the allergen poster, so I don’t have to print stuff out or look online just before going out.

    • Hi, Stephanie,

      I don’t eat at Wendy’s so I’m glad to hear about those posters! They sound very helpful. We’ve double checked the online allergy listings and updated them where appropriate. Thanks for your comments!

  3. Wendy’s allergy menu says the breaded crispy chicken, spicy chicken, and ultimate grilled have milk in them.

        • Jessica Williams on

          I just found this out today. I hadn’t eaten there in years, and ate a burger there yesterday, was so sick to my stomach. I thought maybe it was the cheese (processed), but it wasn’t…it’s the whey in the buns that had my tummy doing flip flops!

  4. What about the kids crispy chicken sand which or their nugget products? Couldn’t find any product info, could it have been in the batter?

    • Hi, Melissa,

      As noted above, Wendy’s fries are cooked in the same oil as ingredients that contain dairy, but the fries themselves are dairy free according to their website.

  5. I just wanted to clarify the opening statement regarding Wendy’s using the same spoon to spread ketchup and mayo. Wendy’s does not use utensil for spreading of condiments. All condiments are kept in squeezable bottles. All condiments are squeezed in the form of a “W” on the bun. Each ingredient container does not come in contact with any other. Other than that, great job.

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