Wendy's has only one problem, and it's the fries. They LOOK good, but they're just... not. It almost seems like they're unsalted, and there's not enough of that McDonald's-type layer of snap on the outside. Luckily the chicken nuggets are a beyond-worthy replacement that certainly couldn't be your main course, but can very adroitly serve one function of fries: breaking up your burger consumption. Can you dip them, like many love to do with the fries, in your Frosty, maybe the most revered (and cheapest) fast-food shake? Of course you can, this is your world, man!! But please don't. -- Ben Robinson, editorial director
Order: The house salad with fried chicken, tossed in Insane sauce. Get ranch dressing, of course.
You know how every time you go to a wing joint, you have to choose an order of six or eight or maybe 12 wings and then it takes you over an hour to get enough food off the bones to possibly feed a small bird dinner, while also making yourself look like you went bobbing for apples in a vat of hot sauce? Well, that’s why I only order boneless wings, which you can also get at Zaxby’s. But with the salads, er, Zalads, you get more chicken and they’ll actually toss it in whatever wing sauce you want before throwing it into the lettuce. Bonus: you also get more dressing to dip the chicken into since, well, you got a salad. Also, I really like salads. -- Liz Childers, senior cities director