Number of Wendy's restaurants

Number of Wendy's restaurants 2009-2021


YearNumber of Restaurants

2021: The number of Wendy's restaurants open at the end of fiscal 2021 was 6,949 compared to 6,828 at the end of 2020. As of January 2, 2022, the company had 5938 Wendy's restaurants operational in the United States. 403 of the Wendy's restaurants operational in the United States were run by the company and 5,535 were operated by total 228 franchisees. Internationally, the company had 1,011 stores operational across 31 countries. The company also operates five restaurants in the United Kingdom.

The Wendy's restaurant chain is the world's third largest QSR company in the hamburger sandwich segment.  The company operates its business through franchisees mainly.

The Number of wendy's restaurants in North America totalled 6,178 in 2018. Number of company owned restaurants in 2018 was 353 (all in US). Number of Franchised restaurants in US was 5,457, in Canada 368 and number of international franchised restaurants was  533. The first Wendy's restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1969.  The company's principal sources of revenues include the sales at the company owned restaurants and the royalties, rents and franchise fees received from franchisees.

The number of Wendy's restaurants in North America in 2017 totalled 6,130, out of which 5,793 were operated by a total of 349 franchisees. Rest were operated by the company. North America (US & Canada) is the largest market of Wendy's. Apart from the restaurants in North America, there were 504 more restaurants of Wendy's operational across 29 countries. Number of total Wendy's restaurants operational globally was 6,634 in 2017 which grew to 6,711 in 2018.