Wendy’s was founded with the belief that a company should do more than sell a product or service. It should support the communities where it does business.
Our founder, Dave Thomas, was adopted as a child. He carried that experience with him throughout his life, with a strong desire to help other children in need find their forever homes.
Therefore, our community involvement has been particularly focused on children, on their potential and on helping them develop that potential into the realization of their dreams, whatever those might be.
Quality is our recipe
Do the right thing
Treat people with respect
Profit means growth
Give something back
Wendy's Wonderful Kids
Wendy's Wonderful Kids is a groundbreaking program that funds full-time adoption recruiters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The mission of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is to increase the number of adoptions of waiting children from North America’s foster care systems.
Wendy's High School Heisman
Honoring the top high school scholars, athletes, and citizens in the country.
Our Commitment to U.S. Military Veterans
Wendy's and Veterans Advantage have partnered to provide Veterans Advantage members special WendyMail offers throughout the year.
Unadoptable is Unacceptable
Wendy's believes every child deserves a family. That's why we've worked with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for more than 22 years.
Wendy's Week of Service
In Spring 2015, more than 140 Wendy’s employees from our Dublin Restaurant Support Center showed what it means to “Give Something Back” by volunteering during our bi-annual weeks of service.
Community Ambassador Grant Program
Wendy's recognizes employees who are committed to causes they support through their volunteer efforts.