Wendy’s Starts Giving Away Free Fries in Attempt to Win Back Customers

By: Ben Campbell | Published: Apr 25, 2024

Popular American fast-food restaurant Wendy’s recently announced that it will give away free French fries every Friday for the remainder of 2024.

The decision comes as Wendy’s marks Friday, April 19, FRYday, and the first of many to come. Customers must simply sign up for the Wendy’s App to get their free portion of French Fries.

Fresh Never Frozen

Wendy’s is a fast food restaurant with an extensive fan base across the nation for various reasons, with their biggest claim being that their beef is fresh and never frozen.

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In early April, USA Today reported that Wendy’s planned to reward their loyal consumers by offering a free any-size portion of French fries every Friday for the rest of the year.

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How Customers Can Get Their Own Free Portion of Fries

To claim their own free portion of French fries, customers simply order them through the Wendy’s app.

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This requires the customers to log into the Wendy’s app. For those who don’t have an account, one can easily be set up at Wendys.com.

Ordering Your Free French Fries

Once an account has been created, the next part is simple. Each Friday, an offer will appear on the screen, allowing the user to order a free portion of French fries.

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According to the fast food restaurant, everyone should “Kick off the weekend with a Hot & Crispy treat each week at Wendy’s!”

Wendy’s French Fries Press Release

In a press release for the upcoming promotion, Wendy’s alludes to the release of Taylor Swift’s album, “The Tortured Poets Department.”

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“Wendy’s knows all too well that some of those other guys’ cold, soggy fries just won’t cut it, but Wendy’s has your back with a new meaning to TGIF,” they wrote.

No Minimum Purchase Required for the Free Fries

The offer can be made using the app or in-store, as long as you load it onto your credit or debit card before paying.

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According to the fast food restaurant, there is no minimum purchase required to get the free portion of fries.

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Fries That Deliver

Wendy’s has been promoting their offer heavily over the last few weeks, claiming it’s one for the customers.

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“Fans deserve a pick-me-up after a long week, and Wendy’s is answering the call with fries that deliver,” according to The New York Post.

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Making FRYDday the Best Day Ever

In their press release, Wendy’s suggests their fries can be enjoyed in many ways. Accompanied by their popular Baconater or even dipped in a frosty.

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“Whether dipping in a Frosty, on the side of a Baconator made with fresh, never frozen beef***, or solo with an ice-cold Dave’s Craft Lemonade, Wendy’s Hot & Crispy Fries always deliver a perfect bite. Make April 19 the best FRYday EVER,” they wrote.

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Additional Deals At Wendy’s

In the week before the free French fries deal began, Wendy’s had another promotion called “Dave’s Daily Dollar Deals.”

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Each day, customers could choose an item for $1 as an additional purchase for each order during the week.

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Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty

The news of Wendy’s “FRYday” offer comes less than a month after they announced their new Orange Dreamsicle Frosty.

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Inspired by the classic popsicle, which you may remember from their childhood, it launched on March 19, replacing the popular Vanilla Frosty for a short period.

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Eye-Catching Frosty

According to Wendy’s, the seasonal orange treat combines Vanilla Frosty with classic orange tones to produce the “dreamy orange cream experience.”

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“The eye-catching orange color of this delectable treat was inspired by the spring season, and it tastes just as good as it looks,” the chain wrote in a news release.

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Get your French Fries on FRYday

So, starting on April 19, all you have to do to get a free portion of French fries on FRYday is sign up to the Wendy’s app.

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If you’re feeling especially nostalgic and decide to pair the free fries with an orange frosty will surely remind you of a hot summer’s day during your childhood.

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