Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich is like chicken parm on a bun

Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, photo provided by Wendy's
Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, photo provided by Wendy's /

When the winter chill hits, many people crave comfort food. Heartier flavors seem to feel like a warm hug on those blistery days. Even though that Peppermint Frosty might bring a taste of holiday cheer, the new Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich brings Sunday dinner vibes to the drive-thru. It is time to indulge in a new Made to Crave offering.

As seen in recent years, Wendy’s has been pushing its quick service restaurant menu forward in bold ways. While there will always be a place for that Dave’s Single or even a salad, many of the newer menu options are larger, heartier, and similar to dishes from a pub. This concept of offering big, bold flavors in an affordable manner never compromises on flavor and quality falls under that fast food done right concept. That willingness to show that the drive-through is more than just convenience has created a loyal following with its guests.

Looking at the recent sandwich menu additions, the flavors lean into creative flavors. From the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger to the Pretzel Pub Bacon Burger, the attention to detail in each offering makes people want to order the sandwiches over and over. From the perfectly crisp bacon to the bun choice, that composed bite was crafted with care.

With the newest menu addition, the Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, this food item might require a fork and knife. During a recent media call, John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation for the Wendy’s Company described how he remembers enjoying Italian meals at friends’ houses growing up. Those familiar flavors bring back a taste of nostalgia while being comforting and hearty in the cooler winter months. He commented “The Italian Mozzarella Sandwiches are forged from the same delicious inspiration and innovation, giving fans an adventurous flavor experience with every bite.”

New Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich
Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, photo provided by Wendy’s /

What is on the Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich?

The newest Wendy’s menu item features a crispy chicken breast, topped with fried mozzarella cheese, a savory marinara sauce, and Asiago cheese. All those ingredients are sandwiched between a toasted garlic knot bun.

As described during the media call, the garlic knot bun was specially sourced for this sandwich. The combination of herbs and garlic balances all the other flavors in the chicken sandwich.

In some ways, it is like a chicken parm sandwich or a chicken parm slider. Although some other quick service restaurants might have an Italian inspired chicken sandwich, the bun and the fried mozzarella separate this offering from the others. It might not be exactly what grandma made, but it brings the same type of vibes.

Since Wendy’s always wants the guest to have options, the crispy chicken can be swapped for grilled or spicy chicken. Grilled chicken could make the sauce and the bun’s flavors stand out a little more. In addition, the sandwich can be served as cheeseburger.

Plus, the new garlic fries are on the menu. Whether enjoyed alongside or on top of the Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, the flavors blend well. Just make sure there is a mint, or maybe a Peppermint Frosty, to enjoy after the meal.

The Wendy’s Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich is available now. Check with local restaurants for pricing and availability.

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