Taylor B on Trip Advisor
2 years ago
04/17/2021, 14:14 PM
The toughest part is getting there
According to TripAdvisor's website, I have submitted two previous reviews of the Wendy's restaurant location at 2312 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago. This is my third. Curiously, even though this Wendy's location is located closest to my home on Chicago's Gold Coast, it isn't listed on TripAdvisor's website. Instead, four suburban locations are listed--in Elmhurst, Oak Park, Alsip and Hickory Hills. Maybe it's because this Wendy's is easy to find but hard to reach. Located at the busy intersection of Ashland, Clybourn and Fullerton, off West Medill Avenue, it takes a bit of game-planning to figure out how to land in Wendy's parking lot. The restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily while the handy drive-through is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Dine-in, drive-through, curbside, carryout, delivery. Take your choice. I discovered Wendy's in the early 1970s. In those days, to compete with McDonald's and Burger King, they were promoting freshly made salads, something their competitors didn't offer. Dave Thomas founded Wendy's in 1969. Today, it is the third largest hamburger fast-food chain in the world with 6,711 locations. Aside from salads, they also are known for their Frosty dessert, baked potatoes, chicken nuggets, fries and single, double and triple burgers. Did you know that Wendy's offers two different hamburger patties--junior (1.78 ounces) and single (four ounces)? My wife and I like Wendy's because it is different from McDonald's and Burger King. No, it doesn't offer a signature hamburger like Big Mac or Whopper. But we have our favorites. At our most recent visit, my wife had a junior cheeseburger, fresh beef topped with cheese, pickles, onions, ketchup and mustard on a toasted bun, French fries and a Coke. I had a bigger appetite, opting for Dave's Single, a quarter-pound of fresh beef with a slice of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mayo and onion on a toasted bun, a crispy Panko fish sandwich, Alaskan pollock with crunchy Panko breading, dill tartar sauce, pickle, lettuce and American cheese, French fries and strawberry lemonade. On another stop, we snacked on parmesan Caesar salad, a sour cream and chives baked potato and crispy chicken nuggets. Once you've been there a few times, you get the hang of it.