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Wendy’s Franchise UK

Wendy's is one of the top quick-service restaurant franchises in the world. Looking for experienced multi-unit operators.

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At a Glance

Established: 1969

UK Presence: Looking for experienced multi-unit food operators

Average start up cost: AOR

Min personal contribution: AOR

International Presence 30+ Countries & Territories (outside the continental U.S) and 6900+ restaurants and growing around the world.

Development type: Multi-unit franchisees

Franchise Info

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Doing business the Wendy’s way in the UK

At Wendy’s, we’ve made it our mission to delight every customer. Following in the footsteps of our founder, Dave Thomas, we’ve created one of the top quick-service restaurant franchises in the world, where every customer can enjoy freshly prepared, high quality food in a welcoming environment.

  • Wendy’s is the World’s 3rd largest QSR BURGER BRAND*
  • 30+ Countries & Territories (outside the continental U.S)
  • $12.5B** Global system-wide sales
  • 6900+ restaurants and growing around the world

*Euromonitor worldwide sales for burger limited service restaurant report
**Global system-wide sales as of January 2, 2022, excluding Venezuela and Argentina

“We have been associated with the Wendy’s brand as a franchisee for over 30 years. It has been a relationship that we would not change in any respect. The Wendy’s brand is built around two key components: quality and great people.”
Jorge Colón Gerena, International Franchisee Wendy’s Puerto Rico

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Wendy’s Company leadership demonstrates strong commitment to growing in the UK

  • Company and Multi-Franchisee model to achieve scale quicker
  • Leading brand execution and innovation to ensure success
  • Wendy’s leadership expertise and partnership globally and in the region

Quality That Stands Out

Dave Thomas knew that if you cut corners and sacrifice quality, you lose everything else. That’s why our signature square hamburger patties are made from quality, specially sourced beef. The vegetables that top our sandwiches and fill our salads are farm-fresh and freshly prepared in each restaurant every morning. Wendy’s attention to food quality and signature menu items separate us from our competitors.

World Class Partnership

  • OPERATIONS: Above restaurant and restaurant team training and development support
  • MARKETING: Leadership and guidance to drive strategy and promotional execution
  • CULINARY: Cutting-edge test kitchen, culinary team and product innovation
  • SUPPLY CHAIN: Global expertise to ensure sourcing and availability of quality products
  • DEVELOPMENT: Design, real estate and construction guidance and support

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We’re looking for Wendy’s kind of people

We’re seeking best in class franchisees to help bring Wendy’s to the UK. Qualified franchise candidates should have:


  • Passion for food and restaurant operations
  • Existing business infrastructure to leverage operations & management of multi-unit restaurants


  • Knowledge of local operating environment
  • Local real estate knowledge & proven development capablities


  • Track record of growing brands
  • Well capitalized with ability to meet development commitments
  • Proven track record of financial performance & liquidity


  • Shared vision and values
  • Strength of business ethics & corporate responsibility

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Wendy's restaurant at Brampton Hut is the brand's first UK drive-thru

Wendy’s®, the iconic American hamburger brand has officially opens its doors in BRAMPTON HUT.  The drive-thru has been part of Wendy’s standard restaurant design for decades. In fact, Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, introduced the first modern-day drive-thru to the world in 1970, which changed the face of the quick-service restaurant industry and continues to be a key channel more than 50 years later.  

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