The Square Deal

Ever wonder why a Wendy’s® hamburger is square? Our founder Dave Thomas started Wendy’s in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio with a simple idea. Great food, served hot and fresh, by nice people.  

And the square thing? That came from his childhood role model, Grandma Minnie, who told him to Never Cut Corners. Interested in hearing more? We’ll use this space to give you The Square Deal™ – our views on food, quality, culture, children’s issues and doing our best to make Dave proud.

Great food, served hot and fresh, by nice people. 

Great food, served hot and fresh, by nice people.