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Holy Guacamole! Wendy's new range is magnificent

Friday October 24, 2014.

New instore this week, our new Guacamole and Salsa range is a fiesta of flavours for your mouth!

With handmade chunky guacamole, tangy tomato salsa and just the right amount of heat, try the new Jalapeno Beef burger with a fresh juicy New Zealand beef patty and spicy Jalapenos, the Spicy Chicken fillet burger with a whole chicken breast fillet featuring a fiery blend of spices and peppers, or for those who live on the milder side, the Homestyle Chicken Fillet.

Made to order, all come with creamy guacamole, zesty salsa, Wendy's famous manuka smoked bacon, fresh lettuce, red onion and tomato, all served on a toasted Kaiser bun.

Also new to the range are the snack sized Guacamole Nachos, featuring Wendy's special recipe corn chips and that unbeatable trio of guacamole, salsa and sour cream. 

Available for a limited time at Wendy's 21 restaurants nationwide.  Nachos $4, burgers $8.90 (beef), $9.90 (chicken), combo add $3.

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Thursday August 28, 2014.

Wendy's lovers in Dunedin will have their first taste of Wendy's very soon!  The world's southernmost Wendy's is to open in Dunedin, with ground works now underway at the South Dunedin site.  We've been looking for a site for quite some time, but it has been a case of being patient and finding the right location.  The new restaurant will boast cafe style seating and group seating for larger dining parties, a Drive Thru and a new two-sided grill system that cooks the meat faster and enhances food safety.  The region's first Wendy's outlet at 369 Andersons Bay Road, will also mean the creation of 50 new jobs for crew and six for management.  We have big expectations for Dunedin, with our Christchurch restaurant setting a new world recordfor sales in it's first seven days, which has yet to be beaten.

Get behind the Vodafone Warriors and fly the flag!

Tuesday September 2, 2014.

At Wendy's we are passionate supporters of the Vodafone Warriors and are right behind them in their run to the NRL top 8 this season!  Now you can show your support too - buy any large combo from Wendy's and receive a limited edition Vodafone Warriors car flag.  Stocks are limited so get in quick for your flag!

Caramel Lovers

Caramel Lovers

Monday December 2, 2013.

Try our exciting new Caramel range from Wendy's and sweeten up your Summer.

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Family Meals Are Back!

Monday December 2, 2013.

With 3 mouth watering deals to choose from, Wendy's Family Meal Deals are the perfect dinner solution for feeding your clan.

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Hornby Now Open!

Monday November 11, 2013.

It's been two long years but Wendy's is back in the South Island with the opening of our new Hornby Restaurant. With so many of our fresh ingredients coming from local producers, the South has always been close to our hearts and we couldn't be more glad to be back. You can now stay connected with what is happening at Wendy's with news and special offers through our Smart Phone App for Android and iPhone. Get connected through the App Store on your Smart Phone and receive 2 for 1 Breakfast Muffins and a Free Small Chili with your next purchase. 

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Breakfast Platter

Wednesday July 24, 2013.

Made to order and dine-in only.  A cafe-style breakfast with a free range egg, bacon, fried potatoes and oven-roasted tomato.  Order, take a seat, and will deliver freshly-made to your table.

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Fix 'n Mix with Salted Caramel

Wednesday July 3, 2013.

Try our new Fix 'n Mix Frosty topped with pieces of Salted Caramel

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Wendy's New Spicy Chicken Strips

Monday July 1, 2013.

Get more cluck for your buck with our New Spicy Chicken Strips and Dips. 100% real chicken breast, with a crispy crunchy coating, and a sprinkling of spice that’ll set your taste buds alight. Choose either Sweet Thai Chilli or Aioli dipping sauces

Wendy's Celebrates 25 years in New Zealand

Monday May 27, 2013.

Wendy’s has marked 25 years in New Zealand with an event to thank the local community, customers and suppliers.

Opening its first restaurant in Te Atatu in 1988, the West Auckland company currently operates a chain of 18 stores around the North Island with four more set to open this year.

Celebrating its 25th birthday at the newly refurbished Te Atatu outlet, Wendy’s invited the wider community and customers to enjoy the family-friendly event.

A special retro menu offering menu items at 1988 prices was available including a “quarter-century” quarter pound cheeseburger at the original price of $3.30 and spaghetti bolognese brought back especially for the celebration.

The face of Wendy’s in New Zealand for over 20 years, Dave Vousden, was a special guest, as were Vodafone Warriors Kevin Locke, John Palavi, Jerome Ropati and Dane Nielsen.

A family-owned business with old-fashioned values, Wendy’s CEO Danielle Lendich said the milestone was an opportunity to recognise the company’s many longstanding suppliers.

Three of Wendy’s suppliers, all of which attended the birthday event, have been with it from the start, said Lendich. These include Otahuhu based meat supplier Wilson Hellaby which supplies Wendy’s 100% pure fresh New Zealand prime beef, Pukekohe grower Ray Payne who supplies much of the company’s fresh produce, and Lower Hutt sauce manufacturer Groenz.

“Wendy’s believes that real quality taste starts with real quality, fresh local ingredients, which is why we source almost all our ingredients from within New Zealand,” said Lendich. “Such relationships are integral to the success of Wendy’s, these people are our family.”

Lendich said that over past 25 years Wendy’s customers have chewed through more than 1.2 million kilos of Ray Payne’s tomatoes and 100,000 crates of iceberg lettuce. Hungry customers have also enjoyed 8,000 tonnes of fresh prime New Zealand beef from Wilson Hellaby and 1,790 tonnes of sauce from Groenz.

Following similar changes in the United States, Wendy’s New Zealand is also embracing a fresh new look. The first change in 30 years, the new logo has been stripped back with a modernised and more mature looking Wendy character and a more contemporary font that almost looks like Wendy’s signature.

The logo has begun appearing in the company’s advertising this month, as well as on product packaging, instore signage, online and on the Wendy’s app.

The makeover also extends to Wendy’s stores with innovations in newly refurbished stores including a new two-sided grill system used by Wendy’s in the USA that is currently being tested in Te Atatu.

“The new system reduces the cooking time as both sides of the beef are cooked at once. It also enhances food safety and opens up possibilities for new products, so if we’re happy with how things go with the test model we’ll look to roll this out to other restaurants.”

A new store in Palmerston North broke sales records, and new stores are scheduled to open in Frankton, Hamilton in June, Whangarei and Te Rapa, Hamilton in September and Hornby, Christchurch in November.

Lendich said the company is also looking at other stores further afield such as in Wellington, Christchurch central, Dunedin and Hawkes Bay, but this would be over the medium to long term.

With Queen St and Otara refurbished last year and the refurb of the original Te Atatu store now complete, Constellation Drive is next on the list with Wendy’s hopeful it will be complete by July.

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