Recently, QSR Magazine featured Dave Thomas and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as part of the publication’s 20th anniversary issue. They interviewed Wendy's franchisees and executives who shared stories about the lessons they learned from Dave, and how his values are brought to life each and every day.
At Wendy’s, we have the privilege of working with some of the world’s best companies who supply everything we need to operate a best in class restaurant system. Our purpose is to provide joy and opportunity through food, family, and community, and we love sharing stories and celebrating suppliers who also embrace a commitment to a higher purpose in the communities in which they operate. This blog is about one of those suppliers, Barco, who is going above and beyond in it's commitment to better our world.
As readers of The Square Deal know, we traditionally use this space to tell you about new things happening in the Wendy’s family or what we’re doing to advance programs we care about, but today’s message is different. It has come to our attention that some of you have noticed the Spicy Chicken Nuggets are no longer available on our national menu and you're pretty upset about it.
So, we thought it was time to….talk.
Today we announced the expansion of our Supplier Code of Conduct. It now applies to all North American Wendy's suppliers and the many significant professional service suppliers with whom we contract directly. These suppliers include our creative teams, marketing agencies, law firms, financial service providers, technology companies and others that we rely on to help make the Wendy’s brand successful.