Overview and benefits

The Wendy’s Company is centered on serving healthy and tasty food. Wendy’s is proud to exemplify a family-friendly atmosphere. Known for their values, based off of founder Dave Thomas’ ideals, beliefs and examples, Wendy’s strives for a high quality standard of food with genuine hospitality. It supports franchise and corporate involvement throughout their communities. Wendy’s champions issues such as: supporting foster care and the adoption of children, ending hunger campaigns, encouraging youth and growing vibrant communities. 

Wendy’s extends these efforts to the family of their employees as well with their WeCare program. WeCare is an assistance fund designed to offer short-term financial assistance to corporate and franchise employees that experience financial hardships because of federally or state-declared natural disasters and emergencies.

Website URL https://www.wendys.com

Date founded Wendy’s was founded in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio by Dave Thomas. In 1970, Dave Thomas opened a second Wendy’s in Columbus that featured a new invention at that time, the drive through window.

Company mission statement Wendy’s mission statement is “to deliver superior quality products and services for our customers and communities through leadership, innovation and partnerships.”

Industry Wendy’s is the third largest fast-food hamburger company in the world. The company has built a lasting reputation of growing through economic booms as well as downturns. Their adherence to quality food and a strong and involved values system means Wendy’s should continue to have a positive future.

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How old do you need to be to work at Wendy's?

The minimum age to work at Wendy’s is 16 years old.

Does Wendy's require a drug test?

Wendy’s doesn’t require a drug test unless there is cause due to a high drug related incident area or if an employee is injured on the job.

How much do Wendy's employees make?

On average, Wendy’s crew members earn $9.18 an hour.

What are the requirements to work at Wendy's?

Requirements for employment with Wendy’s include a minimum age of 16 and successful completion of an employee assessment and a criminal background check. Even though there is a background check involved with employment, many of the franchises offer a chance for job candidates with felonies in their background to find positive employment and a chance for a fresh start.