The Wendy's Company

The Wendy's Company

The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,700 franchise and Company-operated restaurants across the globe.

“Quality is our Recipe.”  It’s been the foundation of everything Wendy’s does since we opened our first restaurant in 1969. This belief extends far beyond the food we serve in our restaurants. It’s a philosophy we all live by.

Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, would often say, “I don’t want to be the biggest, but I always want to be the best.” He grounded this ambition in his belief of always doing the right thing for the customer, employees and the local community. It’s a promise to be mindful of the world around us and always strive to be a good steward of the environment. This same ambition and fundamental belief continues to guide our restaurant development efforts and fuels our commitment to being a good steward of our environment, today.

Wendy’s is committed to doing its part to take care of the environment in the communities in which it serves and operates through a comprehensive energy stewardship program. Energy conservation makes good business sense and it reflects the responsibility to be a good neighbor. Wendy’s has taken a systematic approach to identify and manage potential environmental impacts by putting controls and programs in place in company restaurants, and has also provided these tools to franchisees. Wendy’s is proud to be the first company to have its franchisees also join the Better Buildings Challenge. To date, 19 franchisees have joined, adding over 3 million square feet and approximately 1,100 stores to the program.


  • AKSAN United Fortune, Inc.
  • Briad Wenco
  • Calhoun Management
  • Carlisle, LLC
  • Cotti Foods Corporation
  • Delight Restaurant Group
  • Hamra Enterprises
  • Hoover Foods
  • JAE Restaurant Group
  • Mountain West Wendy's
  • The Paradigm Group
  • Primary Aim, LLC
  • Promar Corporation
  • Tar Heel Capital
  • Twin Coast Enterprises
  • Wen-GAP, LLC
  • Wend-Rockies Inc.
  • Wendium of Florida, Inc.
  • WenMarr Management Company, LLC

Wendy’s is committed to continually improving and sharing progress toward its corporate social responsibility goals. Learn more about energy and sustainability initiatives for Wendy’s at, and visit The Square Deal blog for updates on the company’s views on food, family and community.

Buildings Challenge Commitment
1.28Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Use per Transaction
9%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Water Goals
20%Reduction in Water Intensity
Goal Achieved25%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)