Well-Managed Wendy's

4369 Electric Road, Roanoke, Virginia

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2006.

The assistant manager at the Wendy's on Electric Road near Tanglewood Mall (see map) is really on the ball. When we were there, part of the time he stood near the counter, cheerfully instructing the food preparers and cashier; and part of the time he circulated among the tables, asking if the food was satisfactory. (Lots of times the manager/assistant manager at Wendy's restaurants remains “stuck” near the register, seemingly not doing anything.)

Anyway, his supervision helped us have a pleasant supper. He oversaw the dressing of the sandwiches and the dispensing of crackers, etc., and enthusiastically described food items.

My husband, daughter, and I split two of the Side Salads. Among us we also had the Chili, a hamburger, a Grilled Chicken Breast, a baked potato, soft drinks, and a Frosty. The Frosty was good, as was the potato. The Grilled Chicken Breast itself was smaller than usual, but it tasted fine. The bun was way above average in flavor; and the sandwich was beautifully dressed with perfect iceburg lettuce and tomato, and onion by request. The Honey Mustard Sauce, served on the side, was just right.

The hamburger was square, as is Wendy's norm; thin; and a little dry. It was served on a regular hamburger bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and mayonnaise.

The chili was delicious, though served less hot than usual. (It was a cold night.) It was meatier and spicier than the average, with lots of beans, no celery.

Plenty of crackers, croutons, sour cream — the extras — added to our dining pleasure.


Side Salad.




Grilled Chicken Breast.


Baked Potato.