How Much Does It Cost to Own a Wendy's Franchise?

Wendy's — Member of the quick service restaurant (qsr) industry since 1969

Owning a Wendy's franchise can be a business, but it does have some initial financial requirements. To open a single hamburgers/traditional location, the company requires that potential franchisees have liquid assets of at least $2,000,000.


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About Wendy's

It's an exciting time to join and grow with The Wendy's Company. Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's restaurant in 1969 and we continue to follow his sound principles to ensure we build upon our position as a quality leader in the Quick Service Restaurant ('QSR') industry.

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Franchise Details
Investment Level$2,000,000
Franchise Fee$25,000
CategoryFood
Agreement Term20 years
Company Details
Incorporated NameWendy's International, LLC
Business TypeFranchise
Year Founded1969
Franchising Since1972
IndustryQuick Service Restaurant (QSR)
Industry SubcategoryHamburgers/Traditional

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