Investor FAQs
Investor FAQs

What is The Wendy's Company?

Wendy's® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Wendy's is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef*, freshly-prepared salads with hand-chopped lettuce, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty® dessert. The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others. This is most visible through the Company's support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and its signature Wendy's Wonderful Kids® program, which seeks to find every child in the North American foster care system a loving, forever home. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. For details on franchising, connect with us at www.wendys.com/franchising. Visit www.wendys.com and www.squaredealblog.com for more information and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook www.facebook.com/wendys
*Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Canada. 
 

Where are The Wendy's Company's shares of common stock traded and what is the stock symbol?

On December 27, 2011, The Wendy’s Company transferred the listing of its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Stock Market. The Wendy’s Company’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “WEN.”

What is the location of The Wendy's Company headquarters?

The Wendy’s Company
One Dave Thomas Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43017
Telephone: (800) 443-7266 or (614) 764-3100

When is the Annual Meeting of Stockholders?

The Annual Meeting of Stockholders is typically held during the latter weeks of May or early June All holders of record of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on the Annual Meeting record date are entitled to vote on all business transacted at the Annual Meeting. Following the record date, the Company will mail or otherwise make available to stockholders of record the Company’s proxy materials for the Annual Meeting.

Why did I receive a notice of voting rather than the printed proxy and annual report?

As permitted by Securities and Exchange Commission rules, we are making our proxy materials available to stockholders electronically via the Internet. Following the Annual Meeting record date, we will begin mailing to our stockholders a notice containing instructions on how to access our proxy materials and vote online. If you receive that notice, you will not receive a printed copy of the proxy materials unless you request a printed copy by following the instructions for requesting such materials contained in the notice. Adopting this process allows The Wendy’s Company to reduce our overall costs and the environmental impact of printing and mailing our proxy materials.

How can I purchase shares of Wendy's common stock? 

The Wendy's Company ("Wendy's") is pleased to provide an opportunity to purchase shares of The Wendy's Company common stock and reinvest dividends. 
Wendy's maintains the Investors Choice Dividend Reinvestment & Direct Stock Purchase and Sale Plan (the "Plan") that is administered by our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC ("AST"). 
The plan provides interested investors - both current Wendy's stockholders and new investors wanting to purchase their initial shares of Wendy's stock - with a convenient and economical method to reinvest dividends and invest funds into shares of Wendy's common stock. 
The Plan provides a convenient way to: 
• Reinvest your quarterly cash dividends and contribute optional cash payments toward the purchase of additional Wendy's shares. 
• Make an initial purchase of Wendy's shares of common stock. 
• Build your share ownership and investment in Wendy's. 

To learn more, visit: https://www.wendys.com/purchase-stock

Who is The Wendy's Company's independent auditor?

Deloitte & Touche LLP
Two World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281-1414

When is The Wendy's Company's fiscal year-end?

We use a 52/53-week fiscal year convention. Our fiscal year ends on the Sunday that is closest to December 31 of each year. Each fiscal year generally is comprised of four 13-week fiscal quarters, although in the years with 53 weeks, the fourth quarter represents a 14-week period.

How many employees do The Wendy's Company and its subsidiaries have?

As of December 31, 2017, the Company had approximately 12,100 employees, including approximately 1,100 salaried employees and 11,000 hourly employees. 

How do I contact The Wendy's Company's investor relations department if I have questions or need more information?

For additional information or answers to other questions you may have, please contact:

The Wendy's Company
Attention: Investor Relations
One Dave Thomas Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43017
Telephone: (800) 443-7266 or (614) 764-3100
Email: Email Investor Relations

What are The Wendy's Company's SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and CUSIP (Committee On Uniform Security Identification Procedures) numbers?

SIC No. (The Wendy’s Company): 5810

Company Securities CUSIP No.
The Wendy's Company Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share 95058W100
Wendy's International, Inc. $1,325 Million Senior Secured Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility 950589AC5
Wendy's International, Inc. $225 Million 5.2% Senior Notes due 2014 50590AK5
Wendy's International, Inc. $100 Million 7% Senior Notes due 2025 950590AG4

What is The Wendy's Company's federal tax ID number?

The Wendy’s Company’s Federal Tax ID number is 38-0471180.

Has The Wendy's Company issued a stock dividend or split its stock?

The Company has not split its stock at any time while operating under the corporate name of The Wendy’s Company (July 5, 2011 – current) or Wendy’s Arby’s Group, Inc. (September 29, 2008 – July 5, 2011). On September 29, 2008, Wendy’s International, Inc. merged with, and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of, Triarc Companies, Inc. (“Triarc”), and Triarc changed its name to Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. In conjunction with the merger, Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. assumed the “WEN” trading symbol on the New York Stock Exchange. As consideration for the merger, each outstanding common share of Wendy’s International, Inc., other than those shares for which dissenters rights were perfected, was converted into the right to receive 4.25 newly issued shares of Triarc’s Class A common stock, together with cash in lieu of fractional shares of Class A common stock. Prior to the merger on September 29, 2008, the Company was named Triarc Companies, Inc. On September 4, 2003, Triarc distributed a special stock dividend of two shares of newly designated Class B Common Stock, Series 1 (NYSE: TRY.B), for each share of Class A Common Stock (NYSE: TRY) outstanding as of August 21, 2003.On April 4, 2008, Triarc distributed a special stock dividend of 0.106028 shares of common stock of Deerfield Capital Corp. (NYSE: DFR) for each share of Class A Common Stock and each share of Class B Common Stock outstanding as of March 29, 2008.Wendy's International, Inc.'s stock split history is outlined below.

Date Split
September 1977 4-for-3
June 1978 2-for-1
March 1981 3-for-2
November 1982 3-for-2
March 1984 4-for-3
March 1985 4-for-3
May 1986 5-for-4

What is the transfer agent?

A transfer agent is an agency employed by a publicly traded company that maintains records of stockholders (except those whose shares are held by a bank, broker or other holder of record), resolves questions concerning stock certificates, and effects trades on behalf of stockholders.

Who is the transfer agent for The Wendy's Company and what services do they provide?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST) is The Wendy’s Company's transfer agent and registrar. AST is responsible for maintaining all records of registered stockholders (including name, address and telephone number), issuing or canceling stock certificates, and resolving questions pertaining to lost, destroyed, stolen or inherited stock certificates. Should your shares be held in "streetname" by a bank, broker or other holder of record, you will need to contact the record holder for these services.

How can I contact AST?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
Operations Center
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Domestic: (877)681-8121 or (718)921-8200
Facsimile: (718)921-8124
E-Mail: info@amstock.com
Website: www.amstock.com