WE'RE WENDY'S KIND OF PEOPLE
What We Do
At Wendy's, we're all about serving up fresh food, even if it means going the extra mile. When you walk through our doors, we do what we can to make everyone feel at home because our family extends through your community.
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News Releases
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Brand Assets
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Media Inquiries
If you're a journalist or reporter and interested in a comment from a Wendy's spokesperson for your article, hit us up with an email. For anything else, please visit our "Contact Us" page to get in touch with our friendly Customer Care team.
NewsroomNewsroom
News Releases
Interested in reading our latest news or earnings release? Head over to our newsroom to learn more about the latest happenings at Wendy's.
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Brand Assets
So we heard you want to talk about us! Well, we hope you have nice things to say. Either way — for the sake of your content and our pride — we'll provide the high-quality images and other assets for your use. Click the link to download Wendy's assets.
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Media Inquiries
If you're a journalist or reporter and interested in a comment from a Wendy's spokesperson for your article, hit us up with an email. For anything else, please visit our "Contact Us" page to get in touch with our friendly Customer Care team.
FRANCHISING
Become a Franchisee
Wendy's is a company that's constantly growing. From the first restaurant in 1969, we've continued to expand Dave Thomas' vision to help other people become successful business owners by owning a Wendy's franchise. We look for franchisees who are committed to quality, not cutting corners.
INVESTORS
Investing in Quality
Check out the latest news, financial information and facts about Wendy's common stock. If you're an investor, financial analyst or find reading a 10-K thrilling, everything you need to know is right here.
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Restaurants Around the World
Today, we can be found in many countries and have our sights on expanding even more. But no matter where you find us, quality will always be our recipe.
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International Franchising
We're continuously looking for new partners overseas. International growth is always on our radar, and there are many benefits to being a Wendy's Franchisee. Check out how we can build a beneficial relationship.
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Our Global Growth Vision
Our international locations and franchisees are essential to spreading our Deliciously Different® vision and generating long term value for our shareholders.
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Restaurants Around the World
Today, we can be found in many countries and have our sights on expanding even more. But no matter where you find us, quality will always be our recipe.
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International Franchising
We're continuously looking for new partners overseas. International growth is always on our radar, and there are many benefits to being a Wendy's Franchisee. Check out how we can build a beneficial relationship.
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Our Global Growth Vision
Our international locations and franchisees are essential to spreading our Deliciously Different® vision and generating long term value for our shareholders.
LEADERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We Believe in Quality. Inside and Out.
Quality food can't be made without quality leadership. Learn about the people leading The Wendy's Company.
LEADERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We Believe in Quality. Inside and Out.
Quality food can't be made without quality leadership. Learn about the people leading The Wendy's Company.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
We Run on our Values
We live by a certain set of values and we run Wendy's according to a certain set of values. It's what makes us who we are: our values keep our vision in line with the future. Don't believe us? You can check out The Wendy's Company Corporate Governance Guidelines right here. How's that for transparency?
We'll use this space to give you The Square Deal™ — our views on food, quality, culture, foster care adoption, and doing our best to make Dave proud.
Meet the Bagley Family, who raises cattle for our premium fresh beef burgers.  The Bagley Family puts their heart and soul into raising happy, healthy cows to feed American families.   The Bagley Family raises their cattle in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.  The Bagley family feels there is no excuse for taking shortcuts, and that we have a responsibility to take care of the land and the animals that provide for us.  A family run farm, The Bagley Family has hundreds of cows that they care for every single day that help us provide fresh never frozen beef. "We want people to have a great eating experience every time they eat beef,” Bobby says. “We're good stewards of the land and we're taking care of the opportunities we have here." The Story of the Best Fresh Beef Burgers Straight From our FarmersDon’t get us wrong. We at Wendy’s believe that lots of wonderful things come from faraway places: souvenirs, mangos, cool accents…but when it comes to the fresh never frozen beef we use in our hamburgers? No way. That’s what makes us different than the other guys. In order to deliver the freshest, tastiest hamburgers possible, Wendy’s believes that the best beef for burgers absolutely has to come from nearby.Wendy's fresh beef has a small window. Because we use fresh never frozen beef, it must get to the restaurants quickly. And for that to happen, we need the help of North American ranchers like Allison and Bobby Bagley.The Bagley Family raises their cattle in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley."This isn't a corporate entity by any stretch,” Allison says with a laugh. "We don't have thousands of cattle on a feed lot. We have hundreds of cows out here that we take care of every single day.”"No one in the world raises beef like people in America do,” Bobby adds. "We're definitely held to a higher standard … we feel like our cattle represent us, and the care we give them. If we don't do it right, then it's not acceptable for anyone.”He believes, as Wendy’s does*, that there is no excuse for taking shortcuts, and he feels strongly that we have a responsibility to take care of the land and the animals that provide for us.“As much as we love our animals and love taking care of them, we're doing it for a specific reason and that is beef production.” Allison says. "It’s part of the life circle that we all live … we're grateful for everything that we have. We're grateful that have such a great herd of cattle. We're grateful that we have such great land to use. We're grateful we have such quality water. We're grateful we have the science and technology behind all the decisions that we make. It all matters.”Every day, across the country, cattle ranchers like the Bagley family put their heart and soul into raising happy, healthy cows to help feed American families. "We want people to have a great eating experience every time they eat beef,” Bobby says. “We're good stewards of the land and we're taking care of the opportunities we have here."It’s a sacrifice, but one they say they wouldn’t trade for anything else in the world."We're very happy that we have companies like Wendy's supporting American beef production here,” Allison adds. "We love everything about it. That's such a corny statement, but it's so true. We wouldn't be working this hard, trying this hard, and doing everything we can to make this work, if we didn't love it."* Wendy’s serves only 100% pure North American beef.
When It Comes to Premium Fresh Beef, There’s No Place Like Home
Liliana Esposito speaks with The Ohio Farm Bureau about Wendy’s commitment to the American FarmerYou’re probably familiar with the age-old question, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”. And while we may not know which came first, at Wendy’s, we know where our chicken (and eggs) come from. We believe that our quality food is a direct result of the progress-driven partnerships we’ve created with farmers throughout the years. By investing in animal welfare, purposeful sourcing and other farm-forward initiatives, we help deliver the freshest ingredients to Wendy’s customers. And you know, you might say we were a bit ahead of the curve. But really, that transparency is in our DNA: we simply and truly believe in doing things the right way, and quality - that starts with fresh never frozen beef - is our recipe.There is a lot that has changed from the early days of the Wendy’s brand, but the heart of our brand promise has remained the same. People want fresh food that is craveable, made right and from people and practices they can feel good about and the Wendy’s suppliers help us achieve this. Learn more about how we’re fostering progress and change in the Wendy’s supply chain from Liliana Esposito, our Chief Communications Officer, in the Town Hall Ohio podcast below.
Keep Your Friends Close and Your Farmer Friends Closer
For the past five years, I’ve worked for an iconic brand where a female is the face of the Company. You know her as Wendy – the young, red headed girl with pigtails and freckles. And it’s refreshing to see Wendy’s face – a female face – every day when I come to work. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this week, I’m spending it with 50 of my Wendy’s colleagues at the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Leadership Development Conference in Dallas. Together with thousands of other women – and a few men – in our industry, we’re celebrating women in leadership positions while also navigating the difficult conversation of gender equity in the workplace. I’m coming away from it both hopeful and now armed with powerful tools and a community of colleagues championing the same vision. How to support gender equality? It starts with gender equity, and Wendy's is proud to support women.  Women in Leadership: The Time is NowThe theme of the conference was Break Through, but I didn’t quite understand what that meant until the end of the first day. I work in a department of communications professionals who are mostly women. My manager is a woman, and her manager is a woman who sits in our C-suite. WFF made me realize that my work environment is not typical.As WFF opened on Sunday, we learned from their research partners at McKinsey & Company a few sobering facts:In the food industry, only one in five C-suite leaders is a woman.  In fact, only 19% of women in the food industry make it to the C-suite at all.  For every 100 women promoted beyond entry level, 130 men are promoted.At current rates, it will take more than 100 years to reach gender equity in the C-suite.  Years ago, WFF asked the question: how do we fix this? We as women cannot wait 100 years to reach gender equity at the senior leadership level. As a woman who cares about the development and advancement of other women, this week I asked myself the question: how can I help?The content at WFF was inspiring, and I walked away with several ideas about how I can take the Break Through concept back home, and together, with our Women of Wendy’s network, advance women’s leadership skills and positions at Wendy’s:1)     Challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potentialWe all have things that scare us. But what if we did them anyway? Women can’t be afraid to speak up, challenge themselves, or ask for more responsibility. If we stop thinking about the worst-case scenario, and start thinking about the best thing that could happen as a result of taking a risk, we’ll be able to help move the needle in women’s favor.2)     Think differently about what’s in front of you to create different value.Innovation does not come quickly – sometimes it needs a moment to breathe. When we are busy, we double down. We work harder and we work longer. Instead, think about how you can work differently, whether that means tapping someone outside your network for advice or approaching a project from a different angle.3)     Communicate with confidenceIf you want a different job, raise, promotion – whatever that “next step” may be – you’re going to have to communicate why you have earned it with confidence and clarity. Start your own “fan file” with work you have published, positive feedback from peers, or annual reviews. Memorize your accomplishments and be your own advocate.  No one knows your success story better than you, so don’t be afraid to tell it. 4)     Focus on the futureA highlight of the conference was our closing speaker, former First Lady Michelle Obama. She encouraged us to focus on the future and know that the change we are driving is not just for us, but for the daughters who will come after us. As women, we may find it hard to advocate for ourselves, but we are fierce when acting for others. We still have a lot of work to do in the foodservice industry. I noticed it the first day during the opening panel at the conference. Of the six executive-level panelists, five were men. Five. Five men on a panel at a development conference specifically for women where the theme was Break Through and focused on gender equity. I understand why it was done – these men are leaders of industry groups that are committed to advance women in leadership positions. But still, only one woman? We need to be the force that drives change.I’m proud that Wendy’s had such a strong presence at the WFF Conference, which included a number of my male colleagues who are champions for advancing women in foodservice leadership and four of our senior leadership team members. Seeing our dedication to the development and advancement of women gives me hope that we will reach gender equity long before the year 2118.I’m leaving the conference feeling confident in the strides we’re helping to drive not only at Wendy’s and in our industry, but across the workplace. And that young, red headed girl with the pigtails and the freckles? That face – the face of Wendy’s – will be my daily reminder that we need to always Break Through not only for ourselves, but also for our girls.What else would you expect from a brand named after a girl?
The Future is Female: Break Through Ideas for Women in Foodservice