Wendy's Corporate Office AddressThe Wendy's Company
1 Dave Thomas Blvd
Dublin, OH 43017
Contact Wendy'sPhone Number: (614) 764-3100
Fax Number: (614) 764-3489
Email: Email Wendy's
ExecutivesCEO: Emil J. Brolick
CFO: Stephen E. Hare
COO: R. Scott Toop
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.
Today, Wendy’s is the third largest hamburger fast food chain in the world with nearly 7000 restaurants worldwide.