The Wendy's Company - Restaurant Support Center

BACKGROUND

The Restaurant Support Center in Dublin, Ohio, serves as the corporate headquarters for The Wendy’s Company. The employees in this building provide support for the more than 6,600 Wendy’s restaurants across the globe. The Restaurant Support Center is a unique 325,000 square-foot facility containing an office complex, data center, and a test kitchen. In 2013, Wendy’s built a new wing called the Thomas Conference Center, which added 75,000 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, and office space for employees. The Thomas Building and Conference Center was awarded LEED® Silver certification in spring 2013.

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SOLUTIONS

Since 2013, the energy efficiency improvements implemented at the Restaurant Support Center have included LED lighting upgrades for approximately 400 fixtures, chiller replacements, and retro-commissioning. These projects have led to an energy savings of 28 percent.

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OTHER BENEFITS

The energy efficiency measures implemented at the Restaurant Support Center have resulted in a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of nearly 28 percent since 2013. The local utility, AEP Ohio, also recognized Wendy’s in 2014 for its commitment to energy efficiency.

Read more about energy efficiency at The Wendy's Company in the Efficiency Today article from AEP Ohio.

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The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes approximately 6,500 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 28 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.

Annual Energy Use

Baseline (2013)
358 kBtu/sq. ft.
Actual (2017)
256 kBtu/sq. ft.

Energy Savings:

28%

Annual Energy Cost

Baseline (2013)
$798,000
Actual (2017)
$624,000

Cost Savings:

$174,000

Sector Type

Commercial

Location

Dublin, Ohio

Project Size

325,000 Square Feet

The Wendy’s Restaurant Support Center in Dublin, Ohio, serves as the global headquarters for The Wendy’s Company.

The Thomas Conference Center was newly built in 2012 and was later awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Silver certification.

The lobby of the Wendy’s Restaurant Support Center was remodeled to allow for abundant natural light and a more open, inviting reception area.

An exterior view of the Wendy’s campus in Dublin, Ohio.