Fresh Beef, You Ask? Wendy's Has the Answer.
Fresh, Never Frozen Beef 101
If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve heard Wendy’s is the queen of fresh, never frozen beef, but based on some FAQ’s we’ve received, consumers have lingering questions about why or how we serve fresh beef on every Wendy’s hamburger, every day*.
Here are just a few of those questions and your awaited-for answers.
“How does Wendy’s not freeze beef?” and “How can Wendy’s burgers never be frozen?”
We don’t have to freeze our beef because we get it from so close to our restaurants that it never has to be frozen. Instead, we transport it in refrigerated trucks to keep it fresh.
“Where does Wendy’s get their beef from?” and “How does Wendy’s get fresh beef?”
We get it from cattle ranches right here in North America. While some others source their beef from as far away as Australia, we stick close to home, so we can ship it fresh to our restaurants.
“Does Wendy’s use fresh beef?”
Yes, Wendy’s has been using fresh, never frozen, beef since we opened our doors on November 15, 1969.
“How does Wendy’s keep beef fresh?”
We keep our beef fresh by sourcing it from North American cattle ranches so close to our restaurants that we don’t have to freeze it, unlike some of our competitors who freeze their beef because they’re getting it from faraway places.
“Is Wendy’s beef real?”
Our beef is 100% real.
“Is Wendy’s really never frozen?”
Yes, Wendy’s beef is really never frozen*. Every hamburger on our menu is made with fresh, never frozen beef. That’s something many other hamburger places like McDonald’s and Burger King just can’t say. We don’t believe you should need a decoder ring to figure out whether your hamburger was made with fresh or frozen beef.
“Are Wendy’s hamburgers really fresh?”
Yes, Wendy’s hamburgers are all really fresh. They start with fresh never frozen beef and then are made fresh when you order them. There’s nothing that tastes more delicious than a hamburger made with fresh beef served hot off the grill, and that’s why we do it that way.
* Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada.