Dave loved two things above all else, food and people. That's why he started Wendy's. He believed in a place where you get great food, made fresh, served by nice people. At all our restaurants we do our best to carry on that simple idea, every day. It's his legacy. Our name is Wendy's, but we will always be Dave's place. Learn about the legacy and see how you can keep it alive.
Quality is our Recipe. It's the philosophy our founder Dave Thomas lived by...and it's the philosophy on which Wendy's is built. It's why we work to deliver great-tasting food that is made when you order it and served to you by people who care.
It's why Dave used fresh beef and produce at the first Wendy's restaurant, and it's why we still serve fresh ingredients today in our more than 6,500 restaurants.
It's why we're committed to Do the Right Thing, providing simple, honest and wholesome food and why we hold our suppliers to our high standards.
It's why for more than 40 years we've been an outlier in the fast-food world. We put Quality in everything we do and it keeps us Deliciously Different.
When everyday people sort through all the 'spin' there is one quick-service restaurant that is 'A Cut Above' that's Wendy's, we stand for honest food, higher quality, fresh, wholesome food, prepared when you order it, prepared by Wendy's kind of people, people that believe this is My Wendy's, we do it Dave's Way, we don't cut corners.