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When you become a Wendy’s franchisee, you own more than a great restaurant – you Own Your Opportunity. 

Wendy’s created its Own Your Opportunity initiative, focused on increasing franchise ownership among women and people of color, to create pathways for everyone who wants to grow with the Wendy’s® System. To support Own Your Opportunity, Wendy’s has: 

  • Developed more competitive liquidity and net worth requirements for all new franchise applicants. 
  • Worked together with preferred U.S. financial lenders to expand economic opportunities for all.
  • Created a Build-to-Suit development fund to help fuel growth in underdeveloped trade areas, where Wendy’s secures and builds restaurant locations and hands over turnkey solutions to franchisees.  
  • Introduced new innovative restaurant formats, which can help enable ownership in the Wendy’s System with a lower initial financial commitment.

We believe the brand truly thrives when our franchised System reflects the diversity of our customers and restaurant teams. That’s why we’re committed to paving a path for all entrepreneurs who want to join the Wendy’s family as franchise owners.

Franchising with Wendy’s

It’s an exciting time to join and grow with Wendy’s. When you become a Wendy’s franchisee, you own more than a great restaurant — you Own Your Opportunity, with a path to prosper and the prospect to lead. 

With approximately 7,000 restaurants worldwide, we’re actively looking for new and diverse franchisees to join our Wendy’s family. Learn how you can Own Your Opportunity today! Complete our Franchising Questionnaire and a member of the Wendy’s Franchise Recruitment team shall be in touch.

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Join the Wendy’s Family

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