What Sauce Does Wendys Have?

Are you planning on stopping by at Wendy’s for a bite to eat? Wondering what sauces they have available to pair with items on the menu? Then you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’d like to walk you through each of the different options.

So, what sauce does Wendy’s have? Wendy’s offers six different dipping sauces, known as their ‘Nugg sauces’. These are Ghost Pepper Ranch, BBQ, Sweet & Sour, Creamy Sriracha, Honey Mustard, and Buttermilk Ranch. They also offer three special sauces: Smoky Honey Mustard, Ranch, and Cheddar Cheese sauce along with the three classic sauces, ketchup, mustard, and mayo.

A total of twelve sauces on the menu then.

And that’s not including the four salad dressings (Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Caeser, Ranch, or Southwest Ranch), either.

So as you can see you’ve got plenty of different options at this restaurant.

And I must admit, Wendy’s does a good sauce!

But what do they all taste like and what one is generally considered best?

Let’s keep going!

What Do Wendy’s Sauces Taste Like?

Below, you will find a simple guide of what each sauce tastes like at wendy’s so you know exactly what to expect, should you try some!

  • Ghost Pepper Ranch – Creamy with a subtle spicy kick to it and a light herby quality.
  • BBQ – Sweet and smoky,
  • Sweet & Sour – Sweet, fruity and tangy.
  • Creamy Sriracha* – Creamy, smooth and spicy.
  • Honey Mustard – Sweet, tangy with a subtle smoky flavor.
  • Buttermilk Ranch – Extra creamy, rich and smooth.
  • Smoky Honey Mustard – Sweet, tangy with a dominant smoky flavor.
  • Ranch – Creamy with a subtle herby quality.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Creamy, rich, mild and smooth.

*It won’t taste like this for long. Keep reading to find out why!

What Is The Best Sauce At Wendy’s?

The best sauce at Wendy’s appears to be BBQ; well at least to according to various polls, surveys, and reviews from many customers and fellow diners online.

In fact, upon my quest to find the most popular sauce at Wendy’s I even stumbled across a survey and ran the math.

Here were the results:

Now I know what you are thinking – S’awesome sauce came out on top?

There is just one thing on this though, and it has to do with the time of the survey, as we shall see in the next section.

Did Wendy’s Stop Selling S’Awesome Sauce?

Wendy’s has stopped selling its S’awesome sauce, it has been discontinued from all restaurant stores and is no longer available.

In fact, you won’t even be able to see this condiment anywhere on Wendy’s website.

Trust me, I’ve looked.

And it’s not the only casualty either.

Creamy Sriracha is slowly being phased off the menu too.

This one, however, is being slowly replaced.

Instead, the Ghost Pepper Ranch was designed to be the direct replacement.

Now, you might still be able to find creamy sriracha at your local Wendy’s, on the website, or you may even be able to add it to your Uber Eats order.

But not for long.

If you see it, enjoy it while you can.

It’s not going to be around forever!


There are twelve sauces available at Wendy’s.

Well, eleven if we immediately remove the Creamy Sriracha.

But it is still available in some capacity at the time of writing, so we will include it for now.

Just consider it won’t be around forever.

The Ghost Pepper Ranch was its replacement. Just as it was for the S’awesome sauce which is well and truly discontinued.

Nevertheless, there are plenty of dipping sauces and special sauces to try, all offering something a little different.

And failing that, you can never go wrong with the classics – ketchup, mustard, or mayo.

So ultimately you should find something that’s right for you, and your meal, regardless of what you decide to order!