Wendy’s is a leader in the development and execution of quality processes and initiatives that are focused intensely on a safe and wholesome food supply – from our suppliers’ farms to the customer's table.

The quality, performance and innovation of our suppliers have a direct impact on Wendy’s success. To maintain strong supplier relationships, Wendy’s and its franchisees are members of Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. SM . This independent cooperative works with leading suppliers to provide Wendy’s restaurants with products and services that offer quality, consistency and value.

We take a leadership role in influencing positive behaviors from our suppliers. Among the initiatives we have with our suppliers are Quality Assurance visits to their plants to ensure the highest product quality and integrity. Suppliers undergo regular audits by both trained Wendy's Quality Assurance representatives and third-party experts.

In addition, we work with multiple trade associations and partners to support industry-wide efforts to advance food quality and safety standards.

Wendy's Animal Welfare Program

At Wendy’s, we take our role as a responsible corporate citizen very seriously, which includes the humane treatment of animals.

Wendy’s does not own, raise, transport or process livestock. However, we believe it is our obligation to ensure that all of our suppliers exceed government regulations by meeting Wendy’s more exacting standards pertaining to the humane treatment of animals.

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Wendy's Supply Chain - A Commitment to Quality

Since we opened the first Wendy’s in 1969, we have been proud to source most of our food from American farmers and ranchers. It’s a partnership built on mutual respect with an unwavering commitment to quality. This is important, because “Quality is our Recipe.®

Farming and running restaurants are both hard work. Our restaurants are successful because of our managers and crew members as well as workers on the farm, in the field and everywhere in between. Our goal is to provide our customers with quality and wholesome food, good value and “A Cut Above” experience every visit. With the support of our suppliers, we work to deliver that every day.