Wendy's hallmark square hamburgers and homey atmosphere were introduced in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969, and since that time the company has enjoyed phenomenal growth.

Wendy's International, Inc. is the operator, developer, and franchiser of the Wendy's restaurant chain, which is the number three hamburger chain in the United States, trailing McDonald's and Burger King. At the end of 2001, there were more than 6,000 Wendy's restaurants around the world; about 5,300 of these were located in the United States with the balance located in 26 other countries and territories.




Baja Salad

The Baja Salad at Wendy's is an updated version of the taco salad. It  features fresh pico de gallo, guacamole. slow simmered chili, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, all topped with a red jalapeno dressing. They present you with a salad and a cup of chili, and it rests upon the eater to add as much or as little chili as he wants.

Creamy Red Jalapeno Dressing
Copycat Recipe

Makes about 22 tablespoons

1 cup light sour cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Red Jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced  
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (no stems)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for several hours before serving to blend flavors.

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