Wendy's Company Number of employees

Number of Wendy's employees 2011-2018

YearEmployees
201812,500
201712,100
201612,100
201521,200
201431,200
201337,000
201244,000
201142,800

Number of employees at Wendy's in 2018 grew to 12,500 from 12,100 last year.

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