Somewhere between McDonald’s and Burger King, there’s Wendy’s, the Temple of Doom of fast-food burger joints, if you will — I mean that in the best way possible. Wendy’s isn’t the worst place in the world to end up if you’re a vegan, because they have a decent, albeit small, selection of vegan options.
Update: Wendy’s now has black bean burgers.
Sadly, you won’t find any veggie burgers at Wendy’s, but you can ask them to make you a “veggie sandwich,” which has everything their burgers have, just minus the beef. They’re actually pretty tasty.
Wendy’s french fries are vegan, which is pretty awesome since a lot of places don’t have vegan fries. You can also get their baked potato, or a side salad with red italian dressing.
Wendy’s used to have a salad bar that was pretty extensive, but they were phased out in 2006, I’m guessing for sanitary reasons. Thus the side salad is the only vegan salad option that remains.
Wendy’s typically doesn’t carry any vegan desserts.