Which fast food chains have mobile apps worth using?

Which fast food chains have mobile apps worth using?

Screentshots from Wendy's mobile ordering and rewards app

Screenshot: Wendy’s

Wendy’s Loyalty Program

In the Wendy’s app, you earn 10 points for every $1 spent. Points can be put toward free menu items, and the more points you save, the bigger the free menu items that are unlocked. Here’s what you can earn at each tier:

150 Wendy’s Reward Points ($15 spent)

  • 4-pc Chicken Nugget (best value)
  • Small Frosty
  • Small Coffee

200 Wendy’s Reward Points ($20 spent)

  • Sausage Biscuit
  • Small Fry (best value)
  • Small Breakfast Potato

250 Wendy’s Reward Points ($25 spent)

  • Small Chili (best value)
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich

300 Wendy’s Reward Points ($30 spent)

  • Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Double Stack (best value)

400 Wendy’s Reward Points ($40 spent)

  • Kids’ Meal (best value)
  • Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

450 Wendy’s Reward Points ($45 spent)

  • Maple Bacon Croissant
  • Breakfast Baconator
  • Dave’s Single (best value)

500 Wendy’s Reward Points ($50 Spent)

  • Classic or Spicy Chicken Sandwich

600 Wendy’s Reward Points ($60 Spent)

650 Wendy’s Reward Points ($65 spent)

700 Wendy’s Reward Points ($70 spent)

  • Fresh Made Salad (best value)
  • Baconator

Deals and discounts

The Wendy’s app has a dedicated “Offers” section that offers deals based on your purchasing history. These special offers are always changing, but to get an idea of what you can expect, here are some recent ones we’ve encountered:

  • Free small Frosty-ccino with any purchase
  • $2 off any Premium Combo meal
  • $3 off in-app delivery of $14 or more
  • Free 6-piece Chicken Nuggets with purchase
  • Free Baconator with Fries with any mobile purchase

Other benefits

The Wendy’s app offers mobile ordering for pick-up, delivery, or in-restaurant dining using Apple Pay or credit card. Wendy’s delivery is not available at all restaurants, and is offered by third-party companies, like Grubhub and Seamless, though Wendy’s sets its own delivery rates.

If you decide to order from a cashier or kiosk and forget to scan your frequent customer code, you can scan your receipt with the Wendy’s app within 24 hours to receive your Wendy’s Reward Points.