DUBLIN, Ohio – Avocado and chicken fans need to look no further than Wendy’s for a salad and sandwich to satisfy their cravings. The chain announced April 11, it is releasing its southwest avocado chicken salad and sandwich in restaurants around the country.

The southwest avocado chicken salad is made with lettuce and spring mix, Applewood smoked bacon and grilled chicken. It also includes avocados seasoned with salt and lime complemented with pepper jack cheese and the bold southwest ranch dressing by Marzetti Simply Dressed.

The southwest avocado chicken sandwich can be made with a spicy chicken, homestyle or grilled breast. Avocado, lettuce, tomato, Applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese and a southwest ranch sauce by Marzetti are also included.

"Fresh is just what we do at Wendy's, and that's exactly why we hand-chop our lettuce and only serve warm, freshly grilled chicken on our salads," said Wendy's chief concept and marketing officer, Kurt Kane. "Our commitment to freshness and quality coupled with the ability to deliver bold flavors, is what sets us apart. So, whether you order Wendy's fresh southwest avocado chicken salad or bite into Wendy's bold southwest avocado chicken sandwich, you'll taste what makes Wendy's deliciously different."