A Chilly Reception

2330 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Virginia

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2007.

With the outdoor temperature in the 90's, a restaurant does not need to be about 66° — it's a shock to the system. Even our big, brawny son thought that the Wendy's in Christiansburg, VA was too chilly. Oh well, at least the place was fairly tidy.

Our sons both ordered the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which they enjoyed. Jonathan had a side of good ol' Wendy's Chili, and David chose a dessert yogurt with crunchy granola topping.

Hubby Henry had a big Chili and a side salad, and I chose the Ultimate Chicken Grill and a baked potato.

My chicken sandwich was pretty good, though the chicken fillet was a tad small. The potato presented was disgustingly brownish and had a lot of chives on it, perhaps to attempt to hide the color of the potato. I asked for a “trade-in,” but the second potato was equally unappetizing-looking, so I requested a side salad instead. (The server girl was pleasant about all this rigamarole.)

Another negative about this dining experience: extremely loud “background music” was playing, making it hard to have a conversation. Admittedly, the music was sort of fun — '50s and '60s favorites, but it was definitely too loud.

Maybe if you just want to “chill,” this eatery would be a good choice — order chili, and wear earplugs and a sweater.


Side Salad.




Ultimate Chicken Grill.


Spicy Chicken Sandwich.