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Every Wendy’s Sides Menu Item

By Lana Kisner | December 13, 2023

Wendy’s has a variety of sides on the menu to complement their burgers and chicken sandwiches. From baked potatoes loaded with toppings to french fries to chili, there are plenty of side dishes at Wendy’s to pair with your favorite meal. Fries are the default side that comes with meals, but you can order multiple sides to create your own combo. Here are all the items on the Wendy’s sides menu that will fit any mood and appetite.

1. French Fries

French fries are a standard side item on most fast-food menus, but each restaurant has its own take. Wendy’s fries are natural-cut and have their skin on. They’re always served hot and have a crisp bite with just the right amount of sea salt on top. You may not know this, but Wendy’s has a Hot & Crispy Fries Guarantee, which means you can get a free replacement if the fries are soggy or don’t live up to your expectations.

2. Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are a standard fast-food item, and Wendy’s version is definitely worth trying. They’re breaded and crispy and come with your favorite Wendy’s dipping sauce. You can order them in four or six pieces at most locations.

3. Plain Baked Potato

One of the unique side items at Wendy’s is their baked potato, and anyone can enjoy this plain version. It’s hot and fluffy and pairs perfectly with chili or as a side dish with your favorite Wendy’s salad.

4. Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets are for those who like a little bit of heat. These bites of all-white-meat chicken are covered in a fiery marinade that’s made of peppers and spices. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce, and you’re in for a treat.

5. Cheese Fries

Wendy’s has several french fries to choose from, but sometimes, the only topping you need is cheese. Cheese fries are made with their natural-cut fries topped with a generous portion of creamy cheddar cheese sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.

6. Queso Fries

Just like the cheese fries I mentioned above, these come with regular french fries topped with shredded cheddar cheese and poblano queso. Sign me up!

7. Cheese Baked Potato

Cheese sauce simply makes everything better, right? There’s definitely no shortage of it on Wendy’s cheese baked potato. It’s topped with shredded cheddar cheese and creamy cheese sauce, which makes a soft, creamy side dish to pair with any meal.

8. Chili

Chili is one of Wendy’s most popular menu items. It’s made with ground beef and chili beans, and you can order it in a small or large size, each of which comes with an optional side of crackers.

9. Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potato

This Wendy’s side dish starts with a hot and fluffy baked potato, which is then topped with sour cream and chopped chives. It’s simple yet flavorful, and it’s actually my favorite comfort food on the entire Wendy’s menu.

10. Baconator Fries

When you think of Wendy’s, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s probably the Baconator, right? Well, there it is – another Wendy’s menu item that uses the name Baconator. These are like pub fries sans the beer in the recipe. The french fries here are topped with shredded cheddar cheese, cheddar cheese sauce, and applewood smoked bacon. This is definitely a delicious side dish I’d recommend trying at Wendy’s.

11. Bacon Cheese Baked Potato

Continuing the bacon theme on the menu, here’s another baked potato, and this time, it’s topped with applewood smoked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and cheddar cheese sauce. I love this version, and honestly, it could be a meal on its own.

12. Chili Cheese Fries

Wendy’s chili cheese fries start with their skin-on and sea-salted french fries. These are topped with their chili and finished with creamy cheddar cheese sauce and shredded cheddar cheese. You get a little bit of everything here, so if you’re looking for a hearty side dish, this may be right up your alley.

13. Chili & Cheese Baked Potato

This is another side dish that comes with Wendy’s famous chili. It features a fluffy baked potato topped with chili, shredded cheddar cheese, and cheddar cheese sauce. This is one of the most decadent side menu items at Wendy’s, so if you’re pairing it with one of their burgers or sandwiches, make sure you have enough room to finish it all.  

14. Apple Bites

After all the cheese and meat-centric side dishes, here’s one side item to order at Wendy’s, which can be a healthy dessert after your meal. These apple bites are also great for the little ones.

About the Author

Lana Kisner is a writer on the team with more than 15 years of experience in the food service industry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, listening to live music, and hiking with her dog.