DudeFoods.com Acquired By Wendy’s

The New DudeFoods.com LogoI’ve been waiting to announce this for a while now, but had to wait until all the paperwork and everything was finalized. Today I’m proud to finally let you all know that DudeFoods.com has been acquired by Wendy’s.

What does this mean for DudeFoods? A lot of really great things actually, the main one being that I’m going to be working with Wendy’s to come up with some new and exciting items for their new “Bigger is Better” menu, which will be launching immediately at select locations.

The full press release is located below, along with information on the new “Bigger is Better” menu.


Wendy’s(R) Acquires DudeFoods.com, Announces New “Bigger is Better” Menu

DUBLIN, Ohio, Apr 1, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Wendy’s is proud to announce the acquisition of popular food blog DudeFoods.com along with the addition of the new “Bigger is Better” menu.

“We’ve tried going the healthy route with our menu by introducing items such as our Garden Sensations Salads and adding healthier side items such as mandarin oranges, but we just haven’t seen the increase in sales numbers that we expected,” said Ken Calwell, Wendy’s Chief Marketing Officer. “That’s why we’ve decided to form a strategic partnership with DudeFoods.com and work together to create our new ‘Bigger is Better’ menu. It’s clear that our customers are sick of being told to eat healthy and teaming up with one of the most popular sources on the internet when it comes to original oversized food creations will give us the ability to give our customers what they truly want.”

The new Wendy’s “Bigger is Better” menu will launch immediately in select markets and will be available nationwide this summer. The menu features four new items which are sure to become customer favorites:

  • Spicy Nugget Garden Salad — A hearty garden salad topped with crispy, all-white meat chicken nuggets, three kinds of peppers and savory spices
  • Octo-Stack — Eight junior hamburger patties topped off with American cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion
  • Chocolate Chunk Chicken Frosty — Cool, creamy and refreshing. Made with real milk and mixed with chunks of our classic all-white meat chicken nuggets
  • The Heart Stopper — A new sandwich combining three of our most popular menu items; the Asiago Ranch Chicken Club, our Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich and our Bacon Deluxe Single

Wendy’s International Overview

Wendy’s International is one of the world’s most successful restaurant operating and franchising companies with more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide. Wendy’s is a subsidiary of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc (NYSE: WEN). More information is available at http://www.wendys.com or http://www.wendysarbys.com.

SOURCE: Wendy’s International

For Wendy’s
Lauren Knox, 614-304-1294

Update: Seeing as how people still randomly contact me about this post I should probably point out that it was an April Fool’s Day joke. Seriously though, how awesome would it be if Wendy’s actually sold all this stuff? In fact, I actually re-created a few of the fake menu items. Check out the pictures below!

15 Comments on DudeFoods.com Acquired By Wendy’s

  1. Peef
    April 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm (13 years ago)

    Congrats! Maybe you can do something with Arby’s too. Might I suggest Good Mood Dude Food as their new slogan?
    I hope you don’t forget about us common folk.

    • Nick
      April 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm (13 years ago)

      I love the slogan!

  2. Mel
    April 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm (13 years ago)

    Very disappointed I couldn’t get the Octo-Stack at Wendy’s for lunch today. Maybe next year.

  3. Whammy!
    April 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm (13 years ago)

    The Heart Stopper looks amazing!

    • Nick
      April 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm (13 years ago)

      Thanks! It tastes even better than it looks!

  4. quapet
    April 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm (13 years ago)

    I couldn’t decide if I wanted lunch or dessert so I got the Chocolate Chunk Chicken Frosty!

  5. Not an April Fool
    April 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm (13 years ago)

    You guys, it’s April Fools day…

    Nice one dude! Actually this was a really great prank!

    • Nick
      April 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm (13 years ago)

      Thanks! It was actually funny how many people believed it was real.

  6. Obbop
    January 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm (12 years ago)

    I am still pondering what it is about the junior bacon one-buck cheese burger that causes a mild case of indigestion within my aging decrepit body while other Wendy’s fare fails to cause the not-that-severe manifestations.

    I can devour a regular Wendy’s burger, for example, the typical non-buck-burger selection when I am splurging of a double cheese burger with lettuce, onion. mayo, and tomato.

    I do not believe it is the bacon causing the problem with the buck burger… based upon after-effects and lingering taste it seems it is the bun causing the problem.

    This minor problem has existed for years and has reduced the amount of times I have ordered the decent deal.

    I adore all value meals but the ongoing economic woes have reduced ALL my outside-the-shanty dining.

  7. Emma
    February 10, 2012 at 11:11 am (12 years ago)

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who would order the Chocolate Chunk Chicken Frosty? When I was younger, one of my favorite things to do would be dipping my chickens in a Frosty!

  8. Kathy Fang
    March 3, 2012 at 5:07 am (12 years ago)

    wow congratulations! That’s huge news! I’ll have to find a Wendy’s next time and try one of your dudefood’s inspired meals.

  9. Kathy Fang
    March 3, 2012 at 5:10 am (12 years ago)

    ok wait….that was april fool’s joke? haha..ok i totally belived that hahha

    • Nick
      March 3, 2012 at 8:39 am (12 years ago)

      Ha ha ha. Sorry about that. When you come across this blog post WAY after April Fool’s Day it probably isn’t as clear that it’s a joke.

      If it makes you feel any better though my aunt totally fell for it too and she read it ON April Fool’s Day when I originally posted it.

  10. Reverend Flash
    May 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm (12 years ago)

    I’m reading this almost two months after April Fool’s Day, and I caught on as soon as I read the Wendy’s rep regretting Wendy’s decision to sell healthy food items.


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