New Sea Salt French Fries at Wendy’s, and a GIVEAWAY!


Alternate titles for this blog entry:


– Why Food Blogging Rocks!

– Yes, Food Bloggers are Crazy

– Why yes, I am going to take a picture of those french fries!


I think the original title works just fine. Smile

I went to Wendy’s on Friday, December 10th. The Foodbuzz tastemakers program gave me a $10 gift card to Wendy’s to try their new sea salt french fries. Free food? Count me in!




It was nice to see Wendy’s advertising their new fries. Signs were everywhere!






Reason #273 why food blogging is not for the faint of heart: People will stare at you as you snap pictures of the interior of Wendy’s. I tried to be as inconspicuous as possible, but it’s pretty hard to do when you’re lugging a camera bag, a huge DSLR, and you’re taking pictures inside of a Wendy’s. Hey, I can swallow my pride in the name of food blogging! Of course, curious bystanders had questions and comments. Some of my favorites:

“Are you really taking pictures of your french fries?” Why yes…yes I am. Smile

“Are you a health inspector?” No, but how sweet of a job would that be?!?

“Is this a project for your school newspaper?” Woohoo! I’m 25 and I still pass for a student? I’ll take it!

Anyway, on to the food. I was really excited about Wendy’s new fries, mostly because I wasn’t a huge fan of their old ones. Bring on the change!


These babies were good. They were perfectly salty (which I loved!) and super crispy and hot. They were good all by themselves, but I decided to be a bit daring and dip them in ketchup.


Yumtastic. BBQ sauce would have taken this to a whole new level.

I would definitely order these fries again. Wendy’s, you’ve redeemed yourself in my book. You know what would have been amazing? These fries dipped in one of their Frostys. Mmmm!! Does anyone else do that?

French fries + Vanilla Frosty == food nirvana.  Why didn’t I think to order a frosty? I guess that means I’ll have to return soon!

So I’m sure you’re dying to try these fries for yourself (aren’t you?). You’re in luck – Foodbuzz gave me an additional $10 Wendy’s giftcard to give away to one of my readers. Entering the contest is super easy, and I’m giving you two chances to win. Each option counts as a separate entry, so doing both will increase your chances of winning!


1. Become a fan of Off The Eaten Path STL on Facebook, and leave me a comment telling me you’ve done so. If you’re already a fan, leave a comment telling me so.

2. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.


The contest closes on Friday, December 17th at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. Good luck!

FTC disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received 2 gift cards to use at Wendy’s.

  • Mez

    I am a fan of fries, frosties and you! (in real life, on FB and Twitter!)

    • Stephanie

      yay! Thanks, mez!

  • It’s cool to hear how these fries taste since I’ve seen them advertised. And I love the crazy looks I get for taking random pictures. It always makes me laugh.

    • Stephanie

      Yeah…the crazy looks make me laugh, too! 🙂

  • Laura

    Just became a fan on FB. I really prefer this new fries as well – their old fries were mediocre. These are far superior.

    • Stephanie

      Thanks Laura! I agree that these fries taste MUCH better 🙂

  • Yummmy! Anything with sea salt gets a double take from me — curious to try them. I’m a Facebook fan! (or “liker” or whatever they want to call it nowadays…!)

  • I follow you on twitter 🙂

  • debra

    I am already a fan!!! Gimme that gift card!! I want to try those wendy’s fries.

  • I know what you mean about snapping pics in a restaurant…I’m trying to get over my fear of it but its just so awkward. Really good post though, and pics too.

    • Anonymous

      ?Disqus generic email templatethank you! Yeah, it’s awkward at first, but I think I’m used to the stares now! Thanks for visiting the blog!

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