Support Apple Pay and fix login issues
I forgot my wallet at home today and ended up at the drive thru at Wendy's before I realized it. Had you supported Apple Pay via in-app integration (like Chick Fil A) I could download your app and fund my account via Apple Pay. Instead you only support loading cards by inputting the information from debit or credit card into the app which is stupid because in the time it takes to do all that, it's much faster to just hand over my card and let them swipe it. It doesn't solve any problem or speed up anything really. Also, after getting a new phone the login that has worked for like all of 2020 since I created an account no longer works. The only thing that changed is my phone or device - never changed my account and was able to use this app with no problems before that - now I am locked out my account - saying forgot password, which seems really insulting to me that the password that’s STORED in my keychain is not working and I have to say forgot password like it’s my fault and that’s before you even mention that I have rewards on my account that I can’t access and purchases I make until this fixed likely won’t be credited. This seems to be VERY common with restaurant apps as McAlister’s is doing the same thing. Please look into this and fix this- until then I’ll spend money elsewhere.
Horrible App! Bad Customer Service!
I ordered through their app and when I got to the restaurant, I was unable to check in. I kept getting an error message. I went to the front to ask them to prepare my order and to report the issue. The worker rudely stated that she couldn’t help me and called for the next customer while I was standing there. I was then told that I had to place the order with them directly and pay again. When I mentioned that I would need a refund for the mobile app order, they stated that I had to contact Wendy’s customer service for the refund and that they had nothing to do with the mobile app order. I decided to leave the restaurant and get nothing because I found them to be rude and unhelpful. When I contacted Wendy’s customer service, they told me that the manager at the store would have had to refund me and that they cannot give refunds to customers. They sent a message to the manager at the location and stated that they will contact me when they can. What does that mean? Who refunds customers when the mobile app decides to mess up. The store or Wendy’s customer service? Regardless I’m going to contact my credit card company to reverse the charge. I’ve never had this issue with any other food ordering app and I promptly deleted Wendy’s app and won’t be using it again.
Worst Fast Food App
I have apps for all the fast food restaurants in my area and this is the absolute worst.
The first time I used this app I placed my order and paid and when I arrived to the restaurant to pick up my order they told me they don’t accept mobile orders. How?? Get yourself together Wendy’s. Obviously if a location is not taking mobile orders I should not have been able to place a mobile order for that location. Fortunately the staff were kind and understanding and I was able to get my meal without having to pay twice.
Since then, I’ve been able to use this app successfully only one time. Every other time there have been errors that occur and prevent me from checking out. Today there was an offer for a free frosty with mobile order but again, the stupid app will not let me place a mobile order. I just used one of my other apps that actually work and went to a different place to eat.
I love Wendy’s but whoever they have got to develop this app needs to be replaced ASAP. I can’t be the only one they’re losing business from.
The only positive thing I can say is that when the app actually works it is simple to use, but I could say that for literally any other restaurant. Step it up devs.
By Karls S
I used this app before today to get free delivery and waited then 30 mins later it said it was canceled. Nice when kids are all waiting to eat lunch. No explaination…only that it was canceled. Called the store and they said it was canceled and blamed it on DoorDash yet I didn’t get it from doordash’s app I got it from Wendy’s app.
Then today when trying to order my prior order and it never saved on app so I put my order in the cart randomly getting these little pop up errors (“Error We're sorry, an error was detected.” when just going into food to edit or add, just viewing items in cart, etc. So I decided to favorite each meal plus the whole order just to ensure I didn’t lose my order. Then I go to add one more thing, then it cleared my entire order (6 different meals). I went under favorites to see if they were there and nothing is there. Ugh this thing is a pain. Not sure how it got such good reviews.
Two more things to find menu then location and it was just spinning where it had their little food image on the screen with the bar going across repeatedly. Also, tried to scan the item I bought and system just hung again with the little food image and bar. It wasn’t my WiFi that was the problem either.
Tough app to use but does have nice food deals
I think this app is too complicated for the average person to use. I tried to buy a digital frosty key tag today. First I couldn’t find the offer. Then I finally found it with two options, physical card or digital. Sounds great! However when I checked out with the digital option, I still had to go to a store to pick up the physical card. At least that’s what my store told me when I called to get them to release the digital order. They had never heard of digital key tags. Come on, Wendy’s, don’t roll stuff out without training your staff! You need to let the digital key tag frosty offer work in addition to other deals too. Throw us a bone here! The jr frosty isn’t the deal, it should be lagniappe.
Anyway, to anyone reading this, you have to get and use this app so Wendy’s will continue to invest in it. The app idea is good, the food hits the spot, and the deals in app bring me when I’m considering the options. They just need to simplify it. Maybe try some more focus groups and watch people try to use it.
Terrible APP, Horrible Customer Service
By Steven Waters
So after waiting in the drive through line for over 45 minutes I was finally able to place my order. Then when I attempted to pay, using the mobile app, it took 10 minutes just for the attendant at the window to know how to take payment from a customer using the mobile app. The transaction failed. Apparently I needed to add funds to my Wendy account. I selected $25 dollars and then was promoted to enter my CVV number. When I did it generated an unknown error. I closed the app and restarted my phone but still had the same error. I checked my checking account balance and there was plenty to cover the charge. I called my bank and the agent said everything was good on the banks end. At this point it was clearly an issue with the Wendy’s APP. I tried the live chat option inside the app. Even though I was 1st in line to chat with a support agent I waited nearly 20 minutes but no agent ever responded to my request. I called the toll free support phone number, was told I was 5th in line but after 25 minutes I gave up. I tried their Instagram chat, it’s been 30 minutes and no response. Your APP and customer support are total crap!!
Bring back mobile and BOGO offers
We are retired and while at first it was difficult to get used to mobile ordering, we embraced it because of the good mobile offers and pandemic, necessitating drive-thru drive service. Then they messed up the app so badly that a mobile offer couldn't be added to a mobile order and they were unwilling to help at the restaurant. They almost lost us as costumers with that debacle, but we left without purchasing a couple of times and eventually an update fixed it. Again we continued to frequent Wendy's at least once a week for their 2/$5 Single and spicy chicken sandwich deal, or any one of the good app offers they always had. Now the good offers are completely gone in favor of a vastly inferior REWARDS program, and so are we. There are many other fast food options out there that want out business and offer discounts that we will use. The selection of coupons at this time is an absolute joke. Bring back offers that people want or you won't have a business before long. The so is useless if you don't offer deals that people want.
Asks for location, then charges you for orders at different stores
So I went to give this app a second chance today, and it asked me to allow it to always view my location. I never do this because I like to have at least some privacy these days, but I allowed it just this once, figuring if the app knows where I am then it’s less likely to get confused, right? Wrong.
Shortly after submitting my order, I go to turn on my car to go pick it up and it won’t start, so I need to cancel my order that I can no longer pick up. Well, I open the app again to find that it believes I’m currently IN THE PARKING LOT of a store on the OTHER SIDE OF THE STATE. It then marks my order as completed and picked up, and charges my card. To make things even worse, there’s no “report a problem with this order” button like a functional app should have, so I have to wait forever in a customer service queue to get refunded for this order I never got, while figuring out what else to do for lunch, while trying to figure out what’s wrong with my car.
Tl;dr this app STILL doesn’t work after all these months, which can make for a really bad day. Just stick with McDonald’s.
Wendy's always disappoints
In the past 3 years I have yet to have a "good" experience at any Wendy's. It makes me sad because I usually enjoy their food. They got rid of their artisan egg sandwich for breakfast. They got rid of breakfast as an option at most restaurants. They got rid of my favorite salad. Not much reason to go. I decided to try the app for the free spicy nuggets. I ordered for pickup through drive thru, and chose the one-time card payment (that doesn't save your card info). My app said PAID. When I got there, they said I needed to add money to the digital balance. While this was an option when paying, I didn't choose it. The app clearly said paid, although I got no email or any confirmation saying I paid or ordered. They were absolutely positive that I had not paid, when I indeed had. So they gave up and said they'll pay for me. Whatever. When I get back and check my bank account, there is the charge for my meal. So I was being hopeful that I actually got a free meal when, nope, they disappointed again. I'll probably be back in a year or so only to disappoint myself again. Long story short, don't bother with the mobile ordering.
Not the most intuitive app I’ve seen. But what really annoys me is having to place my order and arrive at the restaurant eight minutes before breakfast ends. This is fast food. I don’t mind if it takes them a little while to prepare it because I know that they’re new to breakfast, but I should be able to place my order and arrive at Wendy’s before the cut off and still get it. I wasn’t able to get there eight minutes early last time although I could’ve gotten there five minutes early. Ended up going to Chick-fil-A. Arrive there at 10:26 and placed my order at that same time and got my order by 10:28 with no problems. Wendy’s food is good, but the service and app needs improvement. Update: I tried again the next day at an earlier time so I could make sure to use one of the discount codes since it was the last day it was valid. However instead of taking two dollars off my breakfast combo like it explicitly said it would, it would only take off $1.39 no matter what I tried. I did not edit the order or do anything to change the basic elements of the combo. This feels kind of like a scam.