Wendy’s vs. McDonald’s

Wendys vs. McDonalds

Sarah Clay, Reporter

Wendy’s and McDonald’s are two of America’s most consumed fast foods. 

But which one is better?

Wendy’s was founded in 1969 and started off as a family-owned restaurant. Mcdonald’s was founded in 1940 and started off being run by two brothers Dick and Mac McDonald. Ray Kroc soon became their business partner. 

One of Wendy’s unique charms is their delicious frosty’s. McDonald’s is known for its Big Mac hamburgers. 

Price Comparison

Wendy’s nuggets: $7.29

McDonald’s nuggets: $4.49

Wendy’s large fries: $2.19

McDonald’s large fries: $1.89

Wendy’s chocolate chunk cookies: $1.39

McDonald’s chocolate chip cookie: $0.39

Wendy’s medium Sprite: $1.89

McDonald’s medium Sprite: $1.29

Nutritional Value

Wendy’s medium Sprite: Calories 350

McDonald’s medium Sprite: Calories 200 

Wendy’s Jr. hamburger:

 Calories: 250

  • Total Fat (g)11
    • Saturated Fat (g)4
    • Trans Fat (g)0.5
  • Cholesterol (mg)25
  • Sodium (mg)420
  • Total Carbohydrate (g)25
    • Dietary Fiber (g)1
    • Total Sugars (g)5
  • Protein (g)13

McDonald’s hamburger

Calories: 250

  • Total Fat (g)10
    • Saturated Fat (g)3.3
    • Trans Fat (g)0.4
  • Cholesterol (mg)26
  • Sodium (mg)469
  • Total Carbohydrate (g)29
    • Dietary Fiber (g)1.2
    • Total Sugars (g)6
  • Protein (g)12

Taste  

McDonald’s fries do taste good, but I personally feel Wendy’s fries taste fresher despite being more expensive. On the plus side, McDonald’s does have a caramel frappe that is very yummy. 

After gathering all the information, I have concluded that Wendy’s is better than McDonald’s. Wendy’s has delicious frosty’s that you can dip their warm fries in. They also have a large menu of items to choose from. McDonald’s has good tasting food overall, but their food has given me a stomachache (specifically their burgers).  Wendy’s food is made with better ingredients and has less fat and sodium than McDonald’s. 

Here is what students are saying

Naomi Galvez-Diaz (11) “I prefer Wendy’s because they have more sandwich options, but I prefer McDonald’s fries.”

Allissa Ahern (11) said she prefers Wendy’s and likes the grilled chicken sandwich. 

Stephanie Stolle (11) said she prefers McDonald’s and liked their fries.

Danae Griffin (12) said she prefers McDonald’s fries as well. 

Sarah Merino (11) said she prefers McDonald’s because of their chicken nuggets.

Natalie Hoffman (11) said she prefers Wendy’s and likes their nuggets and Dave’s single burger.