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Wendy's
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Founded 1969 in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Headquarters Dublin, Ohio, USA
Key people Dave Thomas (founder)
Melinda Lou Thomas, nicknamed Wendy (chain's namesake)
Industry Fast food
Products Fast food (including hamburgers, French fries, and dairy desserts)
Revenue $2.439 billion USD (2006)
Net income $37.0 million USD (continuing operations) (2006)
Employees 46,000 (2007)
Parent Wendy's International
Website www.wendys.com

Wendy's is an international chain of fast food restaurants founded by Dave Thomas in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. As of December 2006 Wendy's was the third largest hamburger fast food chain with approximately 6,700 locations after McDonald's (31,000 locations) and Burger King (11,200 locations).[1][2] On April 24, 2008, the company announced a merger with Triarc, the parent of Arby's. Under the new owner the company will remain headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.[3] Image File history File links Wendy's_Logo. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... Motto: Its greener in Dublin. ... For other persons of the same name, see David Thomas. ... Melinda Lou Wendy Thomas (born 1961) is the daughter of Wendys restaurants founder Dave Thomas and the person for whom the restaurants are named. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... This article is about the food item. ... -1... The Frosty is the trademark frozen dairy dessert of Wendys fast-food restaurants. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about work. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Wendys International, Inc. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see David Thomas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant chain in the United States and Canada that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Triarc. ... Motto: Its greener in Dublin. ...


Wendy's International is the parent company of Wendy's, and is a publicly traded company. Approximately 77% of Wendy's restaurants are franchised, the majority of which are located in North America. Wendy's and its affiliates employs more than 46,000 people in its global operations. In fiscal year 2006, the firm had $2.45 billion (USD) in total sales.[4] While Wendy's sets standards for exterior store appearance, food quality and menu, individual owners have control over hours of operations, interior decor, pricing and staff uniforms and wages. Franchising (from the French franchir: vt to clear an obstacle or difficulty)[1] refers to the method of practicing and using another persons philosophy of business. ...


In response to the 1986 slowdown, Wendy's restructured its cleanliness standards, menu and other operational details to ensure that stores met the goals and standards of the parent company so that its franchises were competitive in the market.[4]


Wendy's menu consists primarily of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries and beverages. The company does not have a signature product such as the Whopper or the Big Mac, instead the burger patties it uses in preparing its sandwiches are its signature item. Unlike other major chains, Wendy's burgers are square instead of round. The company also advertises that its burgers are made from fresh ground beef, not frozen. This article is about the sandwich known as a hamburger. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the food item. ... -1... The Whopper sandwich is the signature hamburger sold by Burger King. ... For other uses, see Big Mac (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Corporate profile

History

A typical Wendy's location in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
A typical Wendy's location in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Wendy's was founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969 and was named after Dave's second daughter, Melinda Lou Thomas, then eight years old, whom her older siblings nicknamed "Wendy" (originally "Winda", stemming from the child's initial difficulty saying her own name), as Thomas stated in his A&E Biography show. The corporate headquarters is located in Dublin, Ohio. The first Wendy's restaurant was opened in 1969 and the chain grew rapidly to more than 3,000 restaurants by 1985. However, in the mid-1980s some under-performing Wendy's restaurants were closed. In 1986 Dave Thomas came out of retirement and started doing commercials for Wendy's and helped rebuild the restaurant until his death on January 8, 2002. Image File history File linksMetadata Wendys-store. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wendys-store. ... -1... For other persons of the same name, see David Thomas. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Melinda Lou Wendy Thomas (born 1961) is the daughter of Wendys restaurants founder Dave Thomas and the person for whom the restaurants are named. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Biography is a documentary television program. ... Motto: Its greener in Dublin. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the year. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Original Wendy's Restaurant on East Broad Street in Columbus, now closed

The first Wendy's Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, opened by Dave Thomas in 1969, was closed on March 2, 2007.[5] The signs were removed from the building the morning after its last day in operation. Reasons cited for this closing included a lack of foot traffic by potential customers, the closure of museums within proximity of the restaurant, cost-prohibitive renovations that would have been needed, and the lack of an adequate parking lot in front of the facility.[6] Additionally, there have been several large closures of Wendy's franchise groups in the last few years; most noticeably the closure of its Australian operations and the bankruptcy of the WenAmerica franchise group and closure of its fifty locations in the Midwest region of the US. Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... For other persons of the same name, see David Thomas. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... -1... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ...


In Canada and Maine, as a result of Wendy's 1995 corporate acquisition of the Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons, many locations are joint Wendy's–Tim Hortons restaurants (although with separate staff at separate order counters). Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the restaurant. ...

On April 24, 2008, Wendy's announced that it would sell itself to Triarc, the parent company of Arby's. According to the New York Times, the stock swap will go for $2.3 billion.[7] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant chain in the United States and Canada that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Triarc. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Key Dates

  • 1969: Wendy's founded[4]
  • 1970: Opens first commercial drive-thru[4]
  • 1979: Introduces salad bar[4]
  • 1984: Where's the beef slogan debuts[4]
  • 1986: Near failure of 1/5 of Wendy's stores[4]
  • 1989: Super Value Menu debuts[4]
  • 1995: Acquires Tim Hortons[4]
  • 2002: Dave Thomas dies[4]
  • 2006: Wendy's divested itself of Tim Hortons[4]
  • 2007: First Wendy's Restaurant closes[4]
  • 2008: Announces merger with Triarc[8]

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Products

The chain is known for its square ground beef hamburgers. The idea for Wendy's "old fashioned" hamburgers was actually inspired by Dave Thomas' trips to "Kewpee Hamburgers" in his home town of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Kewpee sold square hamburgers and thick malt shakes, much like the famous restaurant that Thomas eventually founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1969. Multiple Kewpee restaurants still exist in Lima, Ohio. For other uses, see Square. ... This article is about the sandwich known as a hamburger. ... Kewpee Hamburgers is a chain of fast-food restaurants originally founded in 1923 in Flint, MI by Samuel V. Blair under the name Kewpee Hotel Hamburgs. Advertising slogan: Hamburg pickle on top, makes your heart go flippity-flop! At its peak, before World War II, there were more than... Kalamazoo redirects here. ... Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Allen Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor David Berger (D) Area  - Total 12. ...


Wendy's offers two different hamburger patties, a "Junior" 1.78 ounce (50.4 gram) patty and its "Single" 4 ounce (113.4 gram) patty. Both patties are sold in single, double, and triple sandwich sizes. The previous size of 2 ounces per junior patty was altered to its current size in the mid 2000s. Originally Wendy's had only two kinds of chicken sandwiches, fried and grilled. Their spicy chicken sandwich started out as a promotional sandwich but was put on the menu full-time in 1996 due to its popularity and the fact that compared to most promotional sandwiches, it was much simpler to make (it used the same condiments as the standard breaded chicken sandwich). Roast Chicken Not including 32% bones. ...


Also the Frescata line of sandwiches went from promotional items to being main menu items. After going through several revisions the Turkey and Swiss and the Ham and Swiss were put on the menu full-time. However the Frescata sandwiches were discontinued in December 2007. Frescata is a registered trademark of Wendys restaurants, used to refer to its line of cold sandwiches available at its restaurants. ...


In 1988, they were the first fast-food chain to create a single price-point value menu where all items listed on that menu were priced exclusively at 99¢. The menu was restructured in 2007 as the Super Value Menu with prices ranging from 99¢ to $2.00 USD. A two cent euro coin A US penny In currency, the cent is a monetary unit that equals th of the basic unit of value. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Breakfast

In mid-2007 Wendy's began a national roll-out of its new breakfast menu in its US and Canadian stores. Wendy's experimented with serving breakfast for a short time in the mid-1980s, but the endeavor was unsuccessful due to several issues.[9][10] While approximately 300 Wendy's restaurants in the US and its territories have been serving breakfast since then, Wendy's has not had a company-wide breakfast offering until 2005 when it began testing the current offerings.[10][11] The new breakfast menu should be fully deployed nationwide (US) by late 2008 or early 2009.


The new breakfast menu differs slightly from the one featured in the 1980s, and is structured similarly to its lunch/dinner menu with value meals with a choice of sides and a 99¢ value menu,[11] Menu items include several breakfast sandwiches served on biscuits, frescuit and Kaiser rolls, breakfast burritos and side orders of hash browns, muffins and cinnamon sticks.[12] In order to avoid issues from its original breakfast offerings from the 1980s, the new menu is designed for ease of operation, reduced preparation time and lower costs.[10] A breakfast sandwich is a sandwich served at breakfast. ... For other uses, see Biscuit (disambiguation). ... The Kaiser Roll, also called Vienna roll, is a kind of bread roll, popular in the United States and Canada. ... A large burrito. ... A side dish of salad accompanying a small pie A side dish, sometimes referred to as a side order or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the entrée or main course at a meal. ... A hash brown (frequently in the pural: hashed browns) is a food made of fried diced or shredded potatoes. ... Orange Choc Chip Muffins baking in the oven The name muffin is given to two distinct foodstuffs. ... // Cinnamon. ...


Superbar

In the late 1980s and early 1990s Wendy's also offered the "Superbar"[13], an all-you-can-eat buffet. These buffets were reasonably-priced and generally consisted of three "pods": a salad pod, a hot items pod with spaghetti, tacos, burritos, garlic bread, etc., and a dessert and other cold items pod. These buffets, while popular and economical, did not fit into Wendy's fast-food oriented mindset. Most restaurants stopped featuring the buffets around 1998. A smaller version of this bar, offering just salad items was called the "Garden Spot".


Menu items

  • Wendy's features French fries as it primary side item, but also offers a number of options for side items including salads (side and Caesar side), chili, mandarin oranges, and baked potatoes. In several markets the customer may request any of these be substituted for fries in its value meals.
  • In June 2006, Wendy's removed their classic "Biggie" and "Great Biggie" sizes in favor of a more traditional sizing system; "Small", "Medium", and "Large".[14]
  • Frosty dessert - a soft serve ice cream dessert sold in chocolate and vanilla flavors. The Frosty flavors are also sold as a float and a mix-in dessert, called the Twisted Frosty, with Oreo, M&Ms or Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough mix-ins. Recently, Frosty Shakes - a Frosty blended with either vanilla bean, strawberry or chocolate fudge sauce - have been served at Wendy's.
  • In Japan, Wendy's offers a red bean paste and cheese sandwich called an "An" Burger (あんバーガー).[15]
  • Big Classic - A sandwich that directly competes with the Burger King Whopper. Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup and onion served on a Kaiser-style roll. A second version with bacon is available, called the Big Bacon Classic.
  • Baconator - with mayonnaise, ketchup, 6 strips of bacon, two 1/4 pound (113.4 gram) patties, and two slices of American cheese. In March 2008, Wendy's unveiled the Spicy Baconator, which consists of 6 strips of bacon, two slices of pepperjack cheese, a chipotle ranch sauce, and jalapeños. However, in late April 2008, the Spicy Baconator is now discontinued.
  • The Stack Attack is Wendy's new 99 cent double cheeseburger. It comes with two 2-ounce patties, American cheese, ketchup, and mayonnaise on a regular bun.
  • In December 2006, Wendy's phased out and stopped offering their fried "Homestyle" chicken strips in most U.S. locations. There is now a chicken club combo in the strip's place, which features a Homestyle chicken patty, Spicy chicken patty or a Grilled Chicken patty with Swiss cheese and bacon. The Homestyle chicken strips are still available in Canada.
  • In the Philippines, Wendy's serves fried chicken, a staple at most fast food restaurants in that country.
  • In April 2008, Wendy's introduced a new "Chicken Go Wrap". The Homestyle/Spicy wrap consists of 1/2 Homestyle or Spicy chicken, Ranch sauce, lettuce and grated cheddar cheese. Grilled wrap has 1/2 grilled chicken, Honey mustard sauce, lettuce and grated cheddar cheese.

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Advertising

After successful early growth of the chain, sales flattened as the company struggled to achieve brand differentiation in the highly competitive fast-food market. This situation would turn around in the mid-1980s. Starting on January 9, 1984, elderly actress Clara Peller was featured in the successful "Where's the Beef?" North American commercial campaign for Wendy's. Her famous line quickly entered the American pop culture (it was even used by Walter Mondale in a debate with Gary Hart in the Democratic primary election) and served to promote Wendy's hamburgers. Peller, age 84, was dropped from the campaign in 1985 because she performed in a commercial for Prego spaghetti sauce, saying she "finally found" the beef.[16] is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The picture sleeve of a Wheres the Beef single, recorded by Coyote McCloud and Clara Peller, based on her legendary advertisement Clara Peller (August 4, 1902 – August 11, 1987), was an American who, as a senior citizen, starred in the legendary Wheres the beef? advertisement for Wendys... The picture sleeve of a Wheres the Beef single, recorded by Coyote McCloud and Clara Peller, based on her legendary advertisement Wheres the beef? is a catch phrase best known in the United States and Canada. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... For other persons named Gary Hart, see Gary Hart (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... For other uses, see Primary. ... This article is about the food item. ... Prego® is a trade mark brand name pasta sauce of Campbell Soup Company. ... For other uses, see Spaghetti (disambiguation). ...


Peller was soon after replaced by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas himself. Soft-spoken and cheerful, the "Dave" ads generally focused on Thomas praising his products and offering a commitment to quality service, although there would occasionally be "wackier" ads as well. After Dave Thomas' death in 2002, Wendy's struggled to find a new advertising campaign. After a round of conventional ads describing the food they serve, in 2004 they tried using a character they made called "Mr. Wendy" who claimed to be the unofficial spokesperson for the chain. After seven months, Wendy's returned to an animated campaign focusing on the difference between Wendy's square hamburgers and the round hamburgers of competitors. In 1997, the company pulled its advertising from the sitcom Ellen after the show's main character came out as a lesbian. The result was a boycott initiated by the gay and lesbian community.[17] For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the syndicated television talk show, see: The Ellen DeGeneres Show. ... For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Wendy's marketing arm engages in product placement in films (such as The Day After Tomorrow, Mr. Deeds, Garfield: The Movie, and Click) and television and is sometimes seen on ABC's hit reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition serving food to the more than 100 construction workers. A recent Wendy's commercial features the tune from the Violent Femmes song "Blister in the Sun." (The Wendy's franchise outlet used in The Day After Tomorrow is located on Route 4 in Paramus, New Jersey). Wikibooks [[wikibooks:|]] has more about this subject: Marketing Product placement advertisements are promotional ads placed by marketers using real commercial products and services in media, where the presence of a particular brand is the result of an economic exchange. ... This article is about the 2004 theatrical disaster film dealing with global warming. ... Mr. ... Garfield: The Movie is a 2004 live action movie based on the Jim Davis comic strip Garfield. ... Click is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 comedy/drama/science fiction/fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Steve Koren and Mark OKeefe. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ... This article is about the band. ... Blister in the Sun is a song by American rock band the Violent Femmes, released on their 1982 debut The Violent Femmes. ... This article is about the 2004 theatrical disaster film dealing with global warming. ... Paramus (IPA: ) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Other memorable campaigns include the "Ranch Tooth" campaign of 2006. The Ranch Tooth, as voiced by Adam Carolla and created by McCann Erickson Worldwide marketing protege Phil Kollin, reminded average people of their craving for a Monterey Ranch Chicken Sandwich or Cheeseburger, often at an inconvenient time.


With their recent "That's right." ad campaign not a success, Wendy's has unveiled a new ad campaign, featuring an animated Wendy that highlights certain menu items. The new ad campaign made its debut in late January 2008, with a new slogan: "It's waaaay better than fast food. It's Wendy's." [18] 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Corporate sponsorship

Starting in 1994, Wendy's has sponsored the Wendy's High School Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Wendy's High School Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, to honor high school athletes who also excel in academics and in the community.) There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... John Heisman John William Heisman (October 23, 1869 – October 3, 1936) was a prominent American football player and college football coach in the early era of the sport and is the namesake of the Heisman Trophy awarded annually to the seasons best college football player. ...


Slogans

US - Canada

  • 1970 - 1978: Quality Is Our Recipe (This Slogan is still shown on the Wendy's logo today.)
  • 1978: Juicy hamburgers and lots of napkins
  • 1979: Hot-N-Juicy
  • 1980: Wendy's Has the Taste
  • 1981: Ain't No Reason to Go Anyplace Else
  • 1982: You're Wendy's Kind of People
  • 1983: Parts is parts[4]
  • 1984: Where's the beef?[4]
  • 1986: Choose Fresh, choose Wendy's[19]
  • 1987: Give a little nibble
  • Circa 1990: The best burgers and a whole lot more (also was printed inside the hamburger wrappers during the 1990s)
  • 1997 - Present: Eat great, even late
  • 2002: It's hamburger bliss.
  • 2004: It's better here[20]
  • 2004: Always Great, Even Late.
  • 2005 - 2007: Do what tastes right. (primary slogan)
  • 2005 - Present: It's good to be square.
  • 2007: That's right.
  • 2007: Uh Huh.
  • 2007: Hot Juicy Burgers
  • 2008: It's waaaay better than fast food... It's Wendy's.
  • 2008: It's waaaay delicious. It's Wendy's.

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International

  • 1983: It's the best time for...Wendy's (Philippines)
  • 2000 (approx) - Present: We don't cut corners (New Zealand)
  • 2000 (approx) - Present: Wendy's cuadra contigo (Wendy's fits with you). The word cuadra (fit) is a reference to the word cuadro that means square (Venezuela)
  • 2001 (approx) - Present: El Sabor de lo Recien Hecho (The Flavor of the Freshly Made) (Honduras)
  • 2007 (approx) - Present: Wendy's es Sensacional (Wendy's is Sensational) (El Salvador)
  • 2008 - Present: It is not just about fast food, it is fresh food - made fast (Malaysia)

International locations

Wendy's in Japan
Wendy's in Japan
Map of Wendy's global locations

Key:
Red = countries currently with Wendy's
Orange = countries formerly with Wendy's.
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Wendy's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio
Wendy's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio

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Former International Locations

Australia

When Wendy's opened stores in Australia, they did not last long. Nine restaurants were picked up in Victoria by Hungry Jack's (Australian franchise of Burger King) in 1986 after the Wendy's Hamburger Chain went bust.[25] There is currently another brand of fast-food restaurants called "Wendy's" in Australia and New Zealand. They are an ice cream, hot dogs and drinks franchise which is unrelated to the American hamburger chain. (See Wendy's Supa Sundaes). Both the American and Australian chains' operations coexist in New Zealand. The outlets have different color schemes. VIC redirects here. ... Burger King (BK for short) is a large international food corporation that sells fast food in chain stores. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Wendys Supa Sundaes or Wendys is a large franchise chain of approximately 300 ice cream stores in Australia and New Zealand, owned by Wendys Supa Sundaes Pty. ...


United Kingdom

Wendy's has tried twice unsuccessfully to establish itself in the United Kingdom, the first attempt failed and restaurants closed in 1986, Wendy's returned in 1992 for a second try, this time opening 18 large sites across the UK in prime locations including in London on Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, York Way, Croydon, Watford, Uxbridge, Acton, Hounslow, Wood Green and Stevenage, and in other cities such as Belfast, Bradford, Birmingham, Magor, Manchester and Briggate in Leeds. A store was also opened in Dublin, Ireland. These stores were opened gradually but more of them including stores in Yorkshire cities such as Sheffield, were planned and never built partly due to the company's slow growth in face of competition such as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC, the rent in the prime locations the stores were built in was also a major factor to unsatisfactory growth and in 1999 amid ever slowing sales the company decided to pull out of the UK. Most restaurants were sold to rival McDonald's or given back to leaseholders and landlords, the Croydon branch was taken over by an Outdoor store, the Acton and Bradford branches became KFC and the Hounslow branch became a Greggs. The sale of these stores generated 1.5 million GBP, it is unlikely that the chain will attempt another entry into the UK market after two failures.[26][27][28][29][30][31][32] Despite an overall pullout from the UK, one store located in Terminal 3 Arrivals at the London Heathrow Airport remained for a further eight years. [33] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Oxford Street, with Centre Point in the background Oxford Street in 1875, looking west from the junction with Duke Street. ... Shaftesbury Avenue is a major London street, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, that runs in a north-easterly direction from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, crossing Charing Cross Road at Cambridge Circus. ... York Way (part of the A5200) is a major road in north London running north for one mile from the junction of Pentonville Road and Euston Road, adjacent to Kings Cross railway station towards Kentish Town and Holloway. ... For other uses, see Croydon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Watford (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Uxbridge (disambiguation). ... , Acton is a place in west London, situated 6. ... , Hounslow is the principal town in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... , Wood Green is a district in the London Borough of Haringey in North London, England. ... For other uses see Stevenage (disambiguation) Stevenage is a town and district in Hertfordshire, England. ... This article is about the capital city of Northern Ireland. ... For other uses, see Bradford (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British city. ... Magor (Welsh: Magwyr) is a village located in Monmouthshire, southern Wales. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Briggate, Leeds Briggate is a shopping street in Leeds, England. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Yorkshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... For other uses, see Croydon (disambiguation). ... , Acton is a place in west London, situated 6. ... For other uses, see Bradford (disambiguation). ... KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a food chain based in Louisville, Kentucky, known mainly for its fried chicken. ... , Hounslow is the principal town in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... Greggs plc is the largest specialist retail bakery chain in the United Kingdom. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... Heathrow redirects here. ...


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