A Reliable Road Trip Eatery

2330 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Virginia

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2006.

Wendy's salad

Wendy's salad.

On a recent trip my husband and I stopped at Wendy's (see map) in Christiansburg, Virginia, to get a bite to eat. We both ordered side salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, and baked potato. Henry's salad was fresher than mine — I bumped into a couple of soured cherry tomatoes and some tired lettuce, but the rest of the meal was fine.

The grilled chicken, served on a finely-textured bun, was tender and moist. It was dressed with lettuce and tomato, and honey mustard sauce on it, or on the side. The potato was first-rate, properly mealy and piping hot.

Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich

Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich.

Wendy's restaurants seem to be fairly consistent. We had the same menu items at a Wendy's (see article) in Newberry, South Carolina, not long ago, and liked them there, too. (The salads actually were better.) It's good to know about dependable places at which to eat on the road.