Wow, I am really surprised that other WF locations aren't doing this, as well. There are several in my area that seem to be offering these types of foods on a daily basis, so I figured it was nation-wide. Hopefully they expand the concept soon!
As I mentioned before, I travel a lot and when they first announced their addition of the ANDI numbers, and new marketing of healthier foods, and a relationship with Jeff Novick, etc. I was hopeful. I've seen a wide variation. Each store has it's own chefs preparing the food and they clearly make what they know will sell in their location. Even the non-healthy bakery/dessert recipes change from one area to another. WF clearly gives each location some autonomy in these decisions.
Where are you located?
Our WF's does have potatoes and salads, pico de gallo and FF salad dressing,but so do most other salads bars in other grocery stores and restaurants. I live on one side of my metroplex and both WF stores are 25 miles away on the other side of the city. The grocery stores here are so good I find no need to shop at WF, so I rarely go there unless I am on that side of town for other reasons. Besides if I just want a baked potato and salad I can just go to the Wendy's down the street. I can get a baked potato and strawberry salad (I ask them to hold the chicken) or garden salad for about $3.50. But as I said, for a big meal I go to Hometown Buffet and for less than $10.00 I can get the salad bar which has all types of salad stuff plus garbanzo beans, peas, kidney beans, etc., the Mexican bar with corn and flour tortillas, pinto beans, black beans, pico de gallo, salsa and baked potato or sweet potato. They also have lots of vegetables, but I only get them if I can confirm they have no added oil. The manager is always there, so I can always ask him. Best of all--it's all you can eat. I can fill up on low fat McDougall foods as much as I want.
Hometown Buffet is a nationwide chain.