Wendy's Franchisees

The Wendy’s system is comprised of more than 6,800 restaurants across the globe. Ninety-five percent of Wendy’s restaurants are owned by independent franchise operators, and we are bonded by a culture started by our founder, Dave Thomas.

Join and grow with Wendy's

Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s® restaurant in 1969 and we continue to follow his sound principles to ensure we build upon our position as a quality leader in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry.

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Franchisee Recognition

Wendy’s franchisee Susan Allison recognized as a Silver Recipient of the Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchisee of the Year.