Wendy's Corporate Office AddressThe Wendy's Company
1 Dave Thomas Blvd
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Contact Wendy'sPhone Number: (614) 764-3100
Fax Number: (614) 764-3330
Email: Email Wendy's
ExecutivesCEO: Todd Penegor
CFO: Gunther Plosch
COO: Robert D. Wright
Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. The chain featured square hamburger patties and Frosties.
In 1970, Thomas opened a second location in Columbus. This location would add the first modern drive thru window in 1971.
In 1972, the first franchise is sold.
By 1976, there are 500 restaurants and the company goes public.
In 1978, the 1000th location opens.
In 1979, Wendy’s was the first chain to introduce a salad bar.
By 1983, there are 2500 locations.
In 1985, the company merges with Tim Hortons.
By 1987, there are 5000 locations.
In 2002, founder Dave Thomas dies.
In 2006, the company headquarters is moved to Dublin, Ohio, where they remain today.
In 2008, the company merged with Triac, owner of Arby’s.
In 2011, the company sold its majority share of Arby’s to the Roark Capital Group due to lackluster sales. The company continues to hold an 18.5% interest in Arby’s.
On May 26, 2016 the company announced that Todd Penegor would replace Emil Brolick as CEO and President. Gunther Plosch will succeed Penegor as CFO.
In July of 2016, Wendy’s warned customers that their computer system had been hacked and that customers debit card and credit card information was stolen from approximately 1,025 of their restaurants located in the US.
Today, Wendy’s is the third largest hamburger fast food chain in the world with nearly 7000 restaurants worldwide.