WHAT WE VALUE
Creating Joy & Opportunity Through Food, Family, & Community.
Dave Thomas founded Wendy's with a vision of serving up a quick meal without cutting any corners. As we continue to grow, we'll always be sure to keep Dave's traditions and legacy in mind. By partnering with the best suppliers in the business, we're able to serve up fresh, Deliciously Different® food every day. But Wendy's is about more than just food. By supporting our employees, we continue to feel like a true family business.
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We take food seriously. We want to be sure we're serving only the best to each customer who walks through our doors.
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Family
From our headquarters to the amazing employees in every location, we like to think of Wendy's as a big family.
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Community
It's important to us to give back to the communities we call home. Find out what we're doing in hometowns across North America.
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Food
We take food seriously. We want to be sure we're serving only the best to each customer who walks through our doors.
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Family
From our headquarters to the amazing employees in every location, we like to think of Wendy's as a big family.
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Community
It's important to us to give back to the communities we call home. Find out what we're doing in hometowns across North America.
ONE ADOPTION IS ALL IT TAKES
When you visit a Wendy's, you're helping us create families through foster care adoption.
Because of one adoption, a child was given the love and support to pursue his dream of starting an old-fashioned hamburger restaurant. His name was Dave Thomas, our founder. That's why Wendy's has helped thousands of children find safe and loving families, so they can pursue their dreams just like Dave. When you visit Wendy's, you are supporting our charity, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Dave's charity works hard every day to match kids waiting in foster care with parents waiting for kids. Adoptions happen through an amazing program called Wendy's Wonderful Kids. We believe every child deserves a loving, permanent family and to date, Wendy's Wonderful Kids has made that dream come true for more than 6,000 kids.  Together, we can make this dream a reality for every child, so they will have what Dave had - a place to call home. 
ONE ADOPTION IS ALL IT TAKES
When you visit a Wendy's, you're helping us create families through foster care adoption.
Because of one adoption, a child was given the love and support to pursue his dream of starting an old-fashioned hamburger restaurant. His name was Dave Thomas, our founder. That's why Wendy's has helped thousands of children find safe and loving families, so they can pursue their dreams just like Dave. When you visit Wendy's, you are supporting our charity, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Dave's charity works hard every day to match kids waiting in foster care with parents waiting for kids. Adoptions happen through an amazing program called Wendy's Wonderful Kids. We believe every child deserves a loving, permanent family and to date, Wendy's Wonderful Kids has made that dream come true for more than 6,000 kids.  Together, we can make this dream a reality for every child, so they will have what Dave had - a place to call home. 
Our Commitments
You've heard us say we're all about serving up better food. Here's how we actually do it.
Third-Party Human Rights Reviews
Certified Sustainable Palm Oil
Reduce Antibiotics
Sustainable Beef Production
Source Only Cage-Free eggs
Eliminate Gestation Stalls
OUR COMMITMENTS
Reduce Energy Consumption
In January 2016, we joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Building Challenge. Among the first restaurant companies to join this challenge, we committed to reduce energy consumption in our U.S. company-owned locations by 20 percent by 2025. To broaden this commitment, we launched the Wendy's Energy Challenge, encouraging franchisees in the U.S. and Canada to lower the energy use in their restaurants. As of mid-2017 approximately 20 franchisees have joined the Wendy's Energy Challenge, representing more than 1,400 restaurants. In our company-owned restaurants, we've lowered energy use per transaction by 12 percent in 2016 against a 2013 baseline. The approximately 500 franchise restaurants that reported data in 2016 have saved enough energy to power 540 U.S. homes for a year.
OUR COMMITMENTS
Reduce Energy Consumption
In January 2016, we joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Building Challenge. Among the first restaurant companies to join this challenge, we committed to reduce energy consumption in our U.S. company-owned locations by 20 percent by 2025. To broaden this commitment, we launched the Wendy's Energy Challenge, encouraging franchisees in the U.S. and Canada to lower the energy use in their restaurants. As of mid-2017 approximately 20 franchisees have joined the Wendy's Energy Challenge, representing more than 1,400 restaurants. In our company-owned restaurants, we've lowered energy use per transaction by 12 percent in 2016 against a 2013 baseline. The approximately 500 franchise restaurants that reported data in 2016 have saved enough energy to power 540 U.S. homes for a year.
We'll use this space to give you The Square Deal™ — our views on food, quality, culture, children's issues and doing our best to make Dave proud.
Making Progress on Animal Antibiotics - Wendy's Square Deal BlogWendy's is dedicated to quality, and 2017 was a great year for improving this. Dive into how we made progress on the use animal antibiotics.
Investing in Quality and Making Progress on Animal Antibiotics
2017 has been one of the more notable years in the recent history of Wendy’s. Read highlights from our year as a brand and Twitter moments that stood out to us.
#NuggsForCarter and Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets make Twitter’s “Year on Twitter” List
With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to pause and take a moment to reflect and share our thanks to those who’ve dedicated their lives in service to our great country. We’re proud of the many men and women in the armed forces who’ve fought and continue to fight for freedom.
Supporting and Honoring our Veterans