What Time Does Wendy's Stop Serving Breakfast?

Like many fast-food chains, Wendy's has upped its breakfast offerings in the last few years. Once an experiment discontinued at most Wendy's franchises, the chain's breakfast is back and better than ever. Offerings include croissant sandwiches, biscuit sandwiches, and even a "Breakfast Baconator," along with homestyle potatoes. (There are also french toast sticks and oatmeal bars for those who prefer their breakfast on the sweeter side.) As for what time breakfast is available, the Wendy's locations that serve breakfast generally do so from opening hours until 10:30 a.m. After that, those locations switch over to the standard lunch menu.

If you're tempted by the idea of a Wendy's breakfast or looking for a new spot to grab a meal on the way to work, breakfast here is certainly an option — but it's not available all day. As for what exact time breakfast starts at your local Wendy's, we suggest calling ahead before visiting or checking local hours through the chain's app.

Wendy's first experimented with breakfast in 1985, but it was unsuccessful. The chain started rolling out breakfast nationally in 2007 and again in 2012 before relaunching its breakfast menu in 2020.

What to expect from Wendy's for breakfast

Wendy's has offered a wide array of breakfast options since its current breakfast menu rolled out in 2022.And breakfast sandwiches are the name of the game. 

Biscuit sandwiches, including sausage, egg, and cheese and honey butter chicken, are popular items here. For lovers of fluffy croissants, Wendy's has offerings such as the bacon, egg, and Swiss croissant sandwich or the maple bacon chicken croissant. Then, of course, there are tried-and-true classics, such as the Breakfast Baconator or a sausage, egg, and cheese English muffin. 

Sandwich offerings aside, also available for breakfast at Wendy's are seasoned breakfast potatoes and homestyle french toast sticks, which hit the breakfast menu in 2022.Coffee lovers can also get their fix here, with offerings from anything from a regular hot brew to a Chocolate Frosty Cream Cold Brew. In addition to individual entrées and sides, customers can also choose from various biggie bundle deals and other specials.

How Wendy's breakfast has changed

Wendy's breakfast wasn't always the most popular offering from the chain. What you might not know about Wendy's is that it wasn't until 2020 that the chain re-introduced its official breakfast menu nationwide. Finally, the breakfast menu stuck. So, what changed? 

When the time came for Wendy's to take another swing at a breakfast menu, the chain spent years perfecting its food to get it right. New recipes were thought up and new combinations invented. Today, some of the breakfast menu offerings at Wendy's are unique to the chain, which gives it a leg up against competitors. The chain also uses fresh eggs in lieu of liquid or frozen options, which could be another factor in its success. 

Things are always evolving at this restaurant chain, so you never know what will be available next. To keep up with the changes, it's a good idea to check the Wendy's website before making the trek to the restaurant to make sure  what you want is still in store.