Introduction to Franchising

It’s an exciting time to join and grow with The Wendy’s Company. 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.

Wendy's restaurant

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Non Traditional Locations

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North American Franchising

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North American Franchising Form

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Wendy's Leadership & Franchisees
Next Generation of North American Franchisees

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Wendy's Franchisee

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