The Wendy's Company Franchise

Wendy’s serves up fresh food, even when it means going the extra mile. They are committed to making everyone feel at home because the Wendy’s family extends throughout every community.

The Wendy's Company Franchise Opportunity

With approximately 7,000 restaurants worldwide, The Wendy’s Company is the ultimate corporate parent. Franchisees operate a quick-service restaurant which offers a limited menu of prepared-to-order food, including hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and complementary items.

The Wendy's Company Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $330,000 - $3,700,000
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed). 

    $1,000,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $500,000

The Wendy's Company Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Food
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2021 Most Profitable
2021 Multi-Unit
2021 Top
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Food
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Rockstar
2019 FBR Food
2019 FBR Multi-Unit

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Wendy’s serves up fresh food, even when it means going the extra mile. They are committed to making everyone feel at home because the Wendy’s family extends throughout every community.

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  • Cash Required: $500,000
  • Net Worth Required: $1,000,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $330,000 - $3,700,000
  • Franchising Since: 1972
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 5,926