Wendy’s fans have been begging for its classic stuffed ‘lunch with grandma’ menu item to come back

Although it hasn’t been on Wendy’s menu for more than 20 years, fans are still thinking about an iconic dish.

Imagine that; It’s the ’90s, you’re sitting in Wendy’s conservatory enjoying your food in the iconic yellow wrapper, and the freshly filled pitas are still on the menu.

Wendy's fans miss the vegetarian version


Wendy’s fans miss the vegetarian versionCredit: GETTY

The food was exactly what it sounds like: flatbread filled with fresh vegetables, to which guests could also add chicken.

Customers could order four options; Garden Veggie, Classic Greek, Garden Ranch Chicken and Chicken Caesar.

The Twitter account Discontinued Foods (@Snack_Memories) shared a picture of the stuffed pitas, calling them “a classic Lunch with Grandma meal.”

The pitas were particularly popular as one of the few vegetarian fast food options of the time.

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“I loved the vegetarian dish!” tweeted a fan.

“My friends and I went to Wendy’s for lunch in high school, and as a new vegetarian, I’m glad they did!”

Another fan wrote: “I weep for the return of the Caesar cloak.”

“Wendy used to have a pita wrap that they no longer serve … I can never forgive them for that.” tweeted a disturbed guest.


Wendy’s first released the pitas in 1997 and they were an instant hit.

Pitas were a new concept to many at the time, so Wendy’s served them a tray with a comic book by founder Dave Thomas explain what a pita is.

“Well, they’re fresh as a salad, but you pick them up, peel off the wrapper, and eat them like a sandwich,” reads the cartoon.

Although diners loved the new option, it was removed from the menu in 2000.

Accordingly discontinued itemA “key reason” for the pitas’ discontinuation was that people realized how easy and inexpensive it was to make the dish at home.

“So they just stopped buying them. So if you miss them, blame these thrifty, creative people!”

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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