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What Sauces Does Wendy’s 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 sauces 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 Dipping Sauces Does Wendy’s Have?

Wendy’s offers six signature “Nugg sauces” to dip your chicken nuggets, fries, and more into.

Here’s an overview of each tasty condiment available:

Ghost Pepper Ranch

This creamy, peppery ranch sauce gets a kick from ghost peppers.

It has a great cooling ranch flavor upfront, followed by a slow spicy burn that heats up the more you eat it.

I love the combination of cooling and heating sensations in this addictive sauce.


Wendy’s BBQ sauce has a classic smoky, sweet barbecue flavor.

It’s thick and sticky with molasses undertones and a hint of spice.

Great on nuggets or fries when you want that quintessential barbecue taste.

Sweet & Sour

This bright orange sauce has a shiny glaze and sweet yet tart flavor.

It tastes like traditional sweet and sour with notes of pineapple and vinegar.

The sweetness contrasts nicely with the saltiness of fries or nuggets for dipping.

Creamy Sriracha

Wendy’s Creamy Sriracha mixes cooling dairy with the slow burn of sriracha chili sauce. It has a milder spiciness that builds as you eat it.

The creaminess rounds it out for a sauce that’s tangy, mildly spicy, and rich.

Honey Mustard

This sauce combines the sweetness of honey with zesty mustard. It’s smooth and tangy yellow in color with a flavor that starts sweet and transitions into mustard spiciness.

Great for dipping nuggets or pretzels into something sweet and savory.

Buttermilk Ranch

Cool and creamy buttermilk ranch is a classic dipping sauce.

Wendy’s version tastes like traditional ranch with notes of garlic, herbs, and rich dairy.

It’s creamy enough to stand up to dipping fries or chicken without getting too watery.

The perfect blend of cooling and flavor.

Other Sauces At Wendy’s

In addition to the six signature “Nugg sauces”, Wendy’s also offers a few other “not-so-secret” sauces to flavor your food.

Smoky Honey Mustard

This sauce has the sweet honey and mustard combination, with an added smoky flavor.

It’s tangy, slightly spicy, and has a rich smoky taste from the melted cheese. Great for dipping chicken nuggets or sandwiches.

Ranch Sauce

A cool and creamy ranch sauce, Wendy’s ranch has the classic ranch flavor of garlic, herbs, and dairy.

It’s thick and creamy, perfect for dipping fries or topping burgers and sandwiches.

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

For an indulgent, cheesy sauce, try the cheddar cheese sauce. It’s smooth and creamy with a sharp cheddar flavor.

Drizzle it over fries, nuggets, or burgers when you want to add a gooey cheese topping.

Salad Dressings At Wendy’s

To top their fresh salads, Wendy’s provides a choice of three salad dressings:

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This dressing has a sweet yet tart pomegranate flavor. It’s a light vinaigrette with a subtle tang from the vinegar mixed with sweet pomegranate juice.

This fruity dressing is perfect on Wendy’s harvest chicken salad.

Caesar Dressing

Wendy’s creamy Caesar dressing has a rich, garlicky flavor. It’s smooth and savory with Parmesan cheese adding nuttiness.

This classic dressing complements Wendy’s Caesar side salad.

Ranch Dressing

The house ranch dressing is cool and creamy with a blend of garlic, herbs and spices. It’s a fresh-tasting ranch with a hint of buttermilk tanginess.

Ranch pairs nicely with any salad or as a veggie dip.

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!

Learn more: Has Wendy’s S’awesome Sauce Been Discontinued?


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!


What is the hot sauce in Wendy’s?

Wendy’s hot sauce is called “ghost pepper ranch.” It’s a spicy condiment incorporating the fiery heat of ghost peppers combined with creamy ranch, enhancing flavors and adding a kick to their menu items.

Does Wendy’s have barbecue sauce?

Wendy’s does have BBQ sauce. It is one of their signature dipping sauces, also known as a Nugg Sauce.

Wondering what sauces are available at other fast food establishments? Check out my guide here: