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Wendy's Gives Thanks to Community Heroes This Holiday Season with FREE Breakfast for a Year!
WHAT: Wendy's® is celebrating Charleston's hometown heroes who keep the community going throughout the year. Local area Wendy's restaurants are giving back to those who give to us by giving away "free breakfast for a year" to 400 Charleston heroes and a month-long Buck Biscuit deal for the rest of the community. Here's the scoop:
- Thank You Community Heroes Breakfast Giveaway*: Local Wendy's restaurants are giving away "FREE Breakfast for a Year" to community heroes in the Charleston area as part of...
The Wendy's Company Announces Addition of Richard H. Gomez to Board of Directors
The Wendy's Company today announced that on November 4, 2021 the Board of Directors increased the size of the Board from 11 to 12 members and elected Richard (Rick) H. Gomez to serve as a director of the Company, effective immediately.
Gomez is Executive Vice President, Chief Food and Beverage Officer for Target Corporation. Gomez joined Target in 2013 and has held several key leadership positions at the company, including Chief Marketing, Digital & Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Brand and Category Marketing. Prior to his tenure...
Wendy's Salutes Veterans and Active Military with FREE Breakfast*
WHAT:In honor of Veterans Day, Wendy's® is thanking those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military with a FREE breakfast combo offer* with valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card.
Whether you're a fan of the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit or crowd favorite Breakfast Baconator® combo, the offer is a small gesture of gratitude for the men and women who work tirelessly to protect our country.
WHERE & WHEN:Those who have served or are currently serving are invited to...
Wendy's Invites Fans to Wake Up to a Better Breakfast for Just $1* Through November
WHAT:Not only is it the first day of November but it's also 11:11, which means your favorite redhead is here to grant everyone the tastiest wish – its beloved breakfast Sausage or Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit for a buck. Yes, you read that right – only one dollar for a limited time!
We're talking Wendy's® fluffy, Southern-style biscuit made with real buttermilk, topped with fresh-cracked egg, oven-baked Applewood Smoked bacon or savory sausage made with crushed red...
Wendy's and Google Cloud Partner to Enhance the Wendy's Restaurant Experience
Wendy's® and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to enhance the Wendy's restaurant experience and unlock new customer, restaurant, and employee experiences through data-driven insights.
Wendy's intends to leverage Google Cloud's data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and hybrid cloud tools to create new ways customers can order food in the drive thru, on their mobile devices and through other touchpoints. By expanding the ways customers can engage with the brand in the future, using technology like speech-to-text and...
Wendy's Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger
Wendy's® just launched the new Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger. The third addition to the Made to Crave lineup this year, this sandwich flips the notion of a traditional bacon cheeseburger on its bun.
"...We had a desire to dial-up what we do best and create a flavorful, pub-fare style sandwich featuring more bacon, more cheddar and more innovation," said John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation at The Wendy's Company. "The result is an unexpected, melt-in-your-mouth sandwich with huge craft flavors..."
Wendy's and REEF Announce Development Commitment for 700 Delivery Kitchens
The Wendy's Company and REEF – the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs and kitchens – today announced a new development commitment to open and operate 700 delivery kitchens over the next five years across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. The commitment builds upon the successful test of eight delivery kitchens in Canada beginning in late 2020. Through this commitment, REEF will become the first Wendy's® franchisee in the United Kingdom.
Wendy's and REEF expect to open approximately 50 delivery kitchens in 2021, with the remainder launched by 2025...
The Wendy's Company Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results
The Wendy's Company reported unaudited results for the second quarter ended July 4, 2021.
"We are thrilled to once again increase our 2021 financial outlook across all key financial metrics, driven by a transformative quarter that showcased our continued momentum and the overall strength of our business," President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "Our robust growth continued in the second quarter, as sales significantly exceeded our expectations, leading to restaurant level margins of more than 20 percent and record profits, fueling our restaurant economic model. We are also excited to meaningfully increase our 2025 Global restaurant target to 8,500 to 9,000, driven by a development commitment with...
Wendy's Launches New Nugget Sauce as Popeyes Prepares to Debut Chicken Nuggets
As Popeyes prepares to debut chicken nuggets on the menu on July 27, Wendy’s is launching Ghost Pepper Ranch Sauce nationwide. Wendy’s is advertising the sauce to be paired with its Spicy Nuggets or for spreading on other menu items like burgers and sandwiches. Additionally, Wendy’s is featuring its 10-piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets in a buy one get one for $1 offer through September 5.
"I'm proud of the work my culinary team has done to create a legacy of spice that keeps fans coming back for more with new menu innovations they crave, including...
Wendy's Introduces New Spicy Black Bean Burger
Wendy's is spicing up its Made to Crave premium sandwich line with the addition of a new plant-based sandwich, the Spicy Black Bean Burger. Beginning June 28, consumers in Columbus, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville can purchase a Spicy Black Bean Burger bite while supplies last.
"Our Made to Crave menu is a destination for customers seeking bold ingredients and flavor innovation," said Carl Loredo, U.S. Chief Marketing Officer for The Wendy's Company. "With that spirit, we're bringing forward an incredibly tasty Spicy Black Bean Burger to this line-up in three select markets. Consumers are demanding plant-based sandwiches, and...
Wendy’s Becomes Next ‘Meme Stock’ as Price Jumps Thanks to Reddit Users
Yesterday, Foodmarket.com covered Wendy’s announcement of the return of its Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad for a limited time. While some Wendy’s fans may be excited about the salad’s return, a significant jump in stock price on June 8 was quite unexpected for many analysts.
Wendy’s stock climbed by 25.85% at closing, reaching the $28.87 per share mark and up from $22.94 at closing on June 7. following the announcement and help from the ‘meme stock’ community on Reddit.
A few months ago, Reddit users were famously...
Wendy's Brings Back Seasonal Summer Strawberry Chicken SaladWendy's is bringing back its Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad nationwide. The salad is created with ingredients like hand-picked strawberries, crisp Applewood smoked bacon, Tuscan cheese blend topped with a Champagne Vinaigrette–all on top of a bed of freshly chopped lettuce and spring mix.
"From our Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad to our Southwest Avocado Salad and now, our new Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad, we consistently lean into on-trend ingredients to give our customers flavorful salad options they can't find anywhere else," said Carl Loredo, Wendy's U.S. Chief Marketing Officer. "Others have chosen to...
Wendy’s Opens Its Doors In the United Kingdom
Wendy’s has arrived in the United Kingdom. After much anticipation, Wendy’s opens its doors in Reading, offering signature US menu items that fans know and love, including the Baconator®, Dave’s Single™, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and of course the Frosty® dessert. These favorites will be joined by an exclusive range of items only available in the UK, including the Veggie Stack, Veggie Bites, and Avocado Veggie Salad.
Wendy’s selected Reading as it is a great community with a strong employee base and is near a major transportation hub, offering the right amount of foot traffic across dayparts. The Company will continue to...
Wendy's Reports First Quarter 2021 Results
The Wendy's Company reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended April 4, 2021.
"We are increasing our 2021 financial outlook meaningfully across all key financial metrics, driven by an outstanding first quarter that underscores our continued momentum and the overall strength of our business," President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "The robust growth in our business continued in the first quarter of 2021 as sales significantly exceeded our expectations and fueled our restaurant economic model, leading to...
Wendy's Launches New Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger for National Hamburger Month
Wendy's is kicking off National Hamburger Month with the introduction of the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger – a new addition to the Made to Crave sandwich lineup.
"Wendy's is the home of the number one bacon cheeseburger* for a reason: our beef is always fresh, never frozen and our Applewood smoked bacon is cooked in an oven daily to bring the Wendy's signature quality and flavor that we feel is a cut above the competition," said John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation for The Wendy's Company. "For our Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger, our culinary innovation team created...
Wendy's Bacon Double Stack is Back in the Biggie Bag
Wendy's is giving consumers a chance to #SecureTheBag with the return of the Bacon Double Stack in one of its best deals - the $5 Biggie Bag. The Bacon Double Stack – featuring two beef patties, Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion – is back in this ultimate meal deal. With the Bacon Double Stack, customers will get 4-piece chicken nuggets (Spicy or Crispy), small fries and a small drink for just $5.
The $5 Biggie Bag is available now at participating Wendy's restaurants nationwide. Wendy's is always customer-first when it comes to value. From introducing...
Wendy's Celebrates Return of NCAA Tournament as Official Breakfast of March Madness
The biggest stage in college basketball is back. As the Official Breakfast of March Madness®, Wendy's is celebrating its one-year breakfast "Wendy-versary" by fueling athletes and fans across the nation with deals.
In honor of the return of March Madness, Wendy's is giving fans the chance to experience its top-seed breakfast with a free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit during breakfast hours beginning Thursday, March 18 through Saturday, March 20. Fans can pick up their new favorite breakfast sandwich in-restaurant or via drive-thru at participating locations nationwide and no purchase is necessary. Wendy's is also running point on...
Wendy's Names Dr. Beverly Stallings-Johnson Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
The Wendy's Company announced the appointment of Dr. Beverly Stallings-Johnson to the newly created position of Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer effective March 15, 2021. Beverly will lead the Company's efforts to advance and promote diversity, equity and inclusion across the Wendy's global system, including with employees, franchisees and suppliers.
Prior to joining Wendy's, Beverly served as Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Columbus, leading the City's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In partnership with Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, she helped to advance the Equity Agenda to impact disparities across the nearly million residents of the City. She has been a resident of central Ohio for 15 years and brings to Wendy's a deep connection to...
Wendy's Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020 Results
The Wendy's Company reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 3, 2021.
"I could not be more proud of our results and the work that was done by the Wendy's® System across the globe in 2020 with all the challenges we faced and overcame during the year. I am confident that we have emerged as a stronger, more unified brand that is poised to deliver outsized growth" President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "We accomplished a lot in 2020, including securing our position as the #2 QSR hamburger restaurant chain* in the U.S., achieving our two highest quarterly Global same restaurant sales results in over...
Wendy's New Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich Heats Up the Chicken Wars
Wendy's unveiled two new bold menu items, the Wendy's Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich and Salad, to its already-stacked chicken lineup.
"Inspired by classic jalapeño poppers fans know and love, my culinary team took the familiar flavors of the beloved appetizer and gave it a unique Wendy's twist only we can deliver," said John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation for The Wendy's Company. "The new Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich and Salad brings Wendy's fans a bold, innovative flavor they can't get anywhere else. Each bite is graced by the perfect balance of...
Foodservice and Retail Get Creative for an Unprecedented Valentine’s Day
While the pandemic has caused disruptions to gatherings and going out, there remains a special significance around Valentine’s Day. Consumers are committed to celebrating the holiday, even if traditional celebrations must be altered. According to the National Retail Federation, about 52% of adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $21.8 billon.Nearly three-quarters of consumers celebrating the holiday this year feel it is important to do so given the current state of the pandemic. The virus is still a focus, with 74% indicating it will directly impact their plans for the holiday. About 24% of consumers plan to gift their loved one with an evening out, the lowest in...
American Egg Board Partners with Wendy's to Drive Breakfast Menu Trial
The American Egg Board (AEB) recently joined forces with Wendy's to help further the brand's successful expansion into the breakfast daypart, partnering on a custom social media influencer program that leveraged consumer affinity for eggs to drive off-premise breakfast consumption in key markets.
"Wendy's was built on fresh, real ingredients — and our recently launched breakfast menu is no exception," said John Li, vice president of culinary innovation at Wendy's. "Our partnership through the AEB's new program helped us expand on consumer demand for a high-quality breakfast by highlighting...
McDonald's to Launch Three New Chicken Sandwiches Next Month
McDonald's is launching three chicken sandwiches beginning February 24, joining long-time sandwich favorites like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Egg McMuffin, and Filet-O-Fish. The new options include a Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich.
McDonald's began testing the Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee, last year. The sandwich is made of a fried chicken filet served on a potato roll, topped with butter and pickles. The spicy option comes with a spicy pepper sauce, and the deluxe sandwich comes with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo.
In November, Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald's USA, said a new crispy chicken sandwich would...
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