Celebrating the 500th International Wendy’s Restaurant Opening!
At Wendy’s, our vision is to become the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. And we believe that everyone deserves to experience Wendy’s, no matter where you’re located. As we’ve mentioned before, we’ve accelerated our development plans internationally and are thrilled to share that the 500th International Wendy’s restaurant opened over the 2017 holiday season.
This 500th restaurant, owned and operated by Wendy’s franchise organization Alimentos Corporativos Coralsa, is located in a very vibrant and historic area of Guatemala City, Guatemala. This is the thirteenth Wendy’s restaurant for Alimentos Corporativos Coralsa in Guatemala, and their restaurants provide more than 400 jobs.
It’s important to call out that before number 500, there were 499 other restaurants that opened to reach this milestone. In fact, 2017 welcomed 65 net new International restaurants to the Wendy’s system, including 24 restaurants in Indonesia, 18 in Japan, and six in Chile, to name a few. These accomplishments would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our committed franchise partners, international leadership team, development associates, and support team.
We have an outstanding group of international franchisees who play an essential role in the growth and success of our brand every day. Our international franchisees are committed to developing Wendy’s abroad, and we thank them for their passion and for Delighting Every Customer across the world.