Number of Wendy's restaurants

Number of Wendy's restaurants 2009-2018

 

YearNumber of Restaurants
20186,711
20176,634
20166,537
20156,479
20146,515
20136,557
20126,560
20116,594
20106,576
20096,541

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.