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What Time Does Wendy’s Open? (2022 Updated)

Last Updated on August 1, 2022 by Lauren Beck

Wendy’s is the third-largest hamburger fast-food restaurant chain in the world, found in 29 countries, including the United States. With over 6,000 locations worldwide, it can be hard to know when Wendy’s operating hours are!

You’re in luck, however — consider this your cheat sheet to know what Wendy’s opening and closing hours are. We’ll also let you in on the restaurant chain’s breakfast hours and other key hours. 

Wendy’s Opening Hours 

Wendy’s: When Does It Open? 

Wendy’s is one of the few fast-food restaurants that open extremely early in the day. Unlike other food places that start later in the day around 10-ish, Wendy’s serves breakfast items at 6 in the morning (6:30 am, to be exact). 

So if you’re on your way to work and have skipped breakfast due to the crazy hustle and bustle of Monday mornings, you can expect Wendy’s to be open to supply breakfast sandwiches, biscuits, or coffee on the go and help get you ready to face important days. 

However, we should note here that not all Wendy’s stores will be following this opening time, as factors like area, location, and demand of customers might influence the hours of operation. It’s better to check with your local Wendy’s if you want to verify their breakfast hours. 

Store & Opening Hours 

Wendy’s Opening Hours

Weekdays 

Most Wendy’s locations are open from 6:30 am for breakfast and close at 1:00, or 2:00 am. 

Weekend

During weekends, similarly, most Wendy’s locations are open from 6:30 am to 1:00 am. 

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Holiday Hours 

Holiday Hours 

Most Wendy’s locations are fully operational even during the holidays, like the 4th of July or Christmas Eve, to give way to people who don’t feel like putting in a lot of work to cook a big meal. People can simply order takeout and have equally enjoyable and satisfying food items without the laborious cooking. 

Here’s the list of all the holidays when Wendy’s is open: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day)
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Independence Day (4th of July)
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Halloween
  • Veterans Day
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Day After Christmas (Dec. 26)
  • New Year’s Eve

And here’s the list of all holidays when Wendy’s will NOT be open: 

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Christmas Day

Wendy’s Breakfast Hours 

Wendy’s Breakfast Hours 

Wendy’s breakfast hours are from 6:30 am to 10:30 am daily. The restaurant serves classic breakfast staples during breakfast times, such as croissants, biscuits, and brewed coffee. You’ll get to order their delicious breakfast menu, such as freshly cracked egg and bacon. Once this window is up, Wendy’s stop serving breakfast items. 

Here’s the full list of Wendy’s breakfast menu: 

  • Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant  
  • Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant
  • Bacon, Egg & Swiss Croissant
  • Sausage Biscuit
  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit
  • Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit
  • Honey Butter Biscuit
  • Sausage Gravy & Biscuit
  • Breakfast Baconator
  • Classic Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich

Wendy’s Lunch Hours 

Wendy’s Lunch Hours 

Once the breakfast hours are up, Wendy’s serve lunch at 10:30 am and will continue for the remainder of the day, around 1:00 to 2:00 am. Wendy’s delicious lunch menu options start becoming available at this time and will stop serving the breakfast menu. You can start ordering classics like the Baconator, fresh-made salads, and the iconic Frosty. 

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Here’s the full list of Wendy’s delicious lunch menu, which you can get during Wendy’s lunch hours: 

Hamburgers (Available as single/double/triple)

  • Bourbon Bacon Classic
  • Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger
  • Dave’s Single
  • Baconator
  • Son of Baconator
  • Big Bacon Classic
  • Bacon Double Stack
  • Jr. Cheeseburger
  • Jr. Hamburger

Croissants 

  • Bacon, Egg & Swiss Croissant
  • Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant

Biscuits and sandwiches 

  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich
  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
  • Spicy Jalapeno Popper Sandwich
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Chicken nuggets 

  • Spicy Chicken Nuggets (4/6/10 pc)
  • Crispy Chicken Nuggets (4/6/10 pc)

Combos

  • 10 pc Chicken Nugget Combo
  • Classic Chicken Sandwich Combo
  • Big Bacon Classic Combo
  • Asiago Ranch Chicken Club Combo
Meal Deals 

  • Feed The Fam Deals
  • Biggie Deals
  • Meal Deals

Wendy’s Kid’s Meal

  • Fries and sides 
  • French Fries 
  • Baked Potatoes 
  • Apple Bites

Salads 

  • Summer Strawberry Salad
  • Southwest Avocado Salad
  • Taco Salad
  • Parmesan Caesar Salad

Bakery 

  • Oatmeal Bar 
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookie 
  • Sugar Cookie 

Beverages 

  • Coffee
  • Frosty
  • Lemonades in various flavors
  • Diet Coke
  • Coca-Cola
  • Iced Tea
  • Fresh Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Juice

Drive-Thru Hours

Wendy’s hours when it comes to the drive-thru is a lot later than their actual hours of operation. Their drive-thru windows will become operational at 10:00 am daily. Around this time, you only have 30 minutes to order breakfast items before Wendy’s restaurants start to serve lunch. [1]

Wendy’s 24 Hours

Unfortunately, Wendy’s restaurant has yet to join the bandwagon of 24-hour service. They currently only operate 18 ½ hours per day, seven days a week. 

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Factors That Affect Wendy’s Restaurant Opening Hours 

Factors That Affect Wendy’s Restaurant Opening Hours 

Of course, with nearly 6,000 locations in the United States alone, there are bound to be a few Wendy’s stores with business hours that don’t follow the standard. Some deciding factors include the region, area, and locality of the Wendy’s location or whether or not it’s built inside a mall. 

The demand and supply of the area’s customers is also a deciding factor on whether or not Wendy’s will be open extremely early or late in the day. 

When in doubt, it’s always best to visit a Wendy’s near you or check out their official website. 

FAQs 

What time does Wendy’s open for breakfast?

Most Wendy’s serve breakfast from 6:30 am to 10:30 am daily. Their drive-thrus, however, will only be available starting from 10:00 am onwards. 

What time does Wendy’s start serving lunch?

Wendy’s starts serving lunch at 10:30 am. All breakfast food items will no longer be available during this time to make way for their lunch and dinner meals, like the Baconator and chicken nuggets, among others. 

Key Takeaways 

Wendy’s breakfast starts at 6:30 am, and they’re one of the few restaurants to do so. They are also one of the few restaurants open even during holidays. Most of their locations are open during the standard operating hours, from 6:30 am to 1:00, or 2:00 am daily. 

Apart from Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Day, the hamburger giant will always be open to serving quality food for you and your Wendy’s cravings, be it breakfast or lunch. 

Reference: 

1. https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/history-of-the-drive-thru-innovation-america

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