Stopped by Wendy's on a whim today - first time in about six months. My last visit was about the time they removed hamburgers from their menu board.
Tried their fish sandwich. Pretty bad . Rather dry and couldn't get past the fried oil taste. At $7.80 for the small combo, I should have stopped by McDonalds were I could have picked up a medium fry, soft drink & much better fillet of fish for about $4.64. Oddly, Wendy'd charged 40 cents extra for the cheese.
Even the fries were odd. At first, they had a good potato taste, but after having a few, the salt became over powering. Upon close observation, it appeared the salt was uniformly coated on each fry as if they were presalted onto a coating during manufacture.
With only one other person in the place at noon, I should have known better,
I had my doubts about returning from last time, but this will definitely be my last visit.
I recall reading something not too long ago about Wendy's changing their fry recipe to some sort of coating. I don't eat at Wendy's very often because there just isn't one in my day to day environs. It has always been my favorite fast food burger though so I hate to see them screw it up.
There are differences between franchises/locations, even within the same city. Perhaps you might consider trying it at another Wendy's. Perhaps the sandwich had also sat under the heat lamps for a while?
I recently found the fish sandwich from one Wendy's in my area a bit dry and not as good as McD's F-O-F while the sandwich from another Wendy's was moister. Their fries were good (though salty, yes) at the 1st place (and marginally better than McD's) and worse at the 2nd to my taste.