Wendy's upgrading salads, but it will cost you

Wendy's upgrading salads, but it will cost you
Wendy's upgrading salads, but it will cost you

Wendy's new line of salads is reminiscent of something you'd find in a far more upscale restaurant: lolla rossa lettuce, red and green romaine, spinach, and chard. But all that fancy green is going to cost you, well, some fancy green.

Denny Lynch, a Wendy's spokesman, says these greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, cheeses and meats are " ... ingredients salad lovers want to see in their salads," and proudly states, "we felt that if we could raise the bar on salads, we might attract customers that [would otherwise] go into the restaurant cafes and casual dining sector, as well as providing something that our existing customers like, too."

The prices, up about 25% from the chain's existing Garden Sensations line, $5.99 for a salad, wouldn't be out of place in an upscale restaurant, either.