When Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's in 1969, he strived to create a restaurant a cut above the rest. Dave wanted to create a place where a family could gather for a wholesome meal with only fresh, quality ingredients. That's how Dave did it, and that's how we continue to do it today.
Every single Wendy's is built on Dave's values — quality, wholesome food that's made to order. Walk into any restaurant and you'll find fresh hamburger patties, hand-chopped lettuce, hand-shaken fruit drinks, and, most importantly, a staff ready to make you feel welcome. By doing all this, we're able to create a better meal for family and friends. It may not be how some places do it, but we're not just some place — we're Wendy's.
Providing fresh hamburger patties to our restaurants isn't always easy, but the joy and pride that comes with grilling up a fresh premium hamburger — it's all worth it.
Not only are our beef suppliers close to home, but we've handpicked partners who share the same values when it comes to quality, animal care, and safety in both product and work environment. All of our partners who supply our restaurants follow a code of conduct that focuses on Food Safety and Food Ingredients, Farm Animal Health and Well-Being, Human Rights and Labor Practices, Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices, and Business Ethics and Integrity. Our code holds our suppliers to a higher standard to ensure our guests are getting the best product possible — pure beef hamburgers.
You've heard about how we use fresh beef to make sure we're giving you a quality meal. And here's why. It's because the Dave Thomas vision is something we follow to this day. Even when we hire employees, we make sure to bring in people Dave would be proud of — because quality people make quality food.
It's those people who are going to make sure we serve up something better than the competition. By focusing on the quality in our food, in our people, and in our overall experience, it's easy to see what makes us different. We go out of our way to make sure our guests know we care so everyone feels welcome. Quality isn't only in our fresh beef — it's in everything Wendy's does.