Wendy’s Statistics and Facts for 2024

Last Updated on: May 16th, 2024



Here are a few of the most interesting Wendy’s statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.



Wendy’s Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Wendy’s.


Wendy's Statistics and Facts 2022

Wendy’s is an American fast food restaurant chain that was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas. It is known for its signature square-shaped hamburgers, freshly made salads, and frozen desserts. Wendy’s is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, and operates thousands of locations worldwide.

The menu at Wendy’s includes a variety of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, sides like french fries and chili, and a selection of beverages. One of the notable items on the menu is the Dave’s Single, which is a hamburger made with a quarter-pound beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and condiments. Wendy’s is also well-known for its Frosty, a soft-serve frozen dessert available in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Wendy’s differentiates itself from other fast food chains through its “fresh, never frozen” slogan, emphasizing the use of fresh beef and produce. The company has also focused on offering a range of salads and healthier options to cater to changing consumer preferences.

Beyond its menu, Wendy’s has become known for its social media presence and witty and sometimes humorous interactions with customers. The brand has developed a distinct voice on platforms like Twitter, engaging with followers and often responding to inquiries and comments in a playful manner.

Wendy’s operates both company-owned and franchise locations. It has expanded internationally and has a presence in various countries around the world. With its long history and recognizable brand, Wendy’s remains one of the major players in the fast food industry.

Wendy’s Restaurant Count

Number of Wendy’s restaurants globally:


Number of Wendy’s in the US:

5,994 (2023) restaurants


Number of Wendy’s in the Canada:

368 restaurants (2019)


Number of Wendy’s outside North America:

533 restaurants (2019)


Wendy’s Employee Count

Number of Wendy’s employees:

14,500 employees (2023)


Wendy’s Revenue Totals

Wendy’s annual revenue:


Wendy’s annual net income:


Additional Wendy’s Statistics

Number of Wendy’s restaurants that are operated by franchisees:

5,591 in the US and 1,089 international (2023)


Number of countries Wendy’s has restaurants in:

32 (2019)


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Wendy’s statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.


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