Wendy's is selling $0.01 cheeseburgers for National Burger Month

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The fast food chain is also taking the next steps to make its mobile ordering system more technologically advanced

Is a burger on your menu for Memorial Day Weekend? 

If it’s not, you may want to consider making a trip to Wendy’s. The fast food chain will offer junior bacon cheeseburgers for just $0.01 from May 26 - June 1. 

As part of National Hamburger Month and National Hamburger Day (which is May 28), customers can secure a burger for $0.01 – without purchasing anything else – on the Wendy’s app. While the promotion runs for seven days, customers can only claim the one-cent burger one time throughout the week. 

May is full of discounts

In addition to the $0.01 burgers, Wendy’s is hosting other big discounts throughout the month of May: 

  • Buy one hamburger get one for $1 on the Wendy’s app 

  • $2 off any breakfast combo on the Wendy’s app

  • $2 off any premium combo on the Wendy’s app 

  • Free soft drink with any purchase on the Wendy’s app (May 29 - June 4)

Upgrading mobile orders 

In addition to month-long deals, Wendy’s also announced that it's working with Pipedream, a hyperlogistics company, to take the next steps on an autonomous delivery system for mobile orders. 

Ultimately, the long-term goal is to have a fleet of robot systems that delivers mobile orders from the kitchen of Wendy’s restaurants directly to cars waiting in the parking lot in seconds. The system operates underground and will work to eliminate the wait times on mobile pickup orders. 

“We know that serving orders quickly and accurately leads to increased customer satisfaction,” said Deepak Ajmani, U.S. chief operations officer at Wendy’s. “Pipedream’s Instant Pickup system has the potential to unlock greater mobile order speed of service and accuracy, enabling us to consistently deliver hot and fresh Wendy’s products to our fans.” 

With this system, customers can stay inside their cars and employees can stay at their job posts. It makes picking up food easier and faster for customers and employees and streamlines the whole process. Wendy’s plans to start rolling out this new technology later this year. 

This news comes not long after the fast food chain announced it will be working with Google to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the drive-thru. Starting in June, Wendy’s will begin pilot testing to have AI help answer questions and handle made-to-order requests. 

Coupled together, the two new advancements are shaping up to change our typical fast food experience. 

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