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Engaging our Community

Giving back and taking care of people in the communities we serve is a core part of what Wendy’s was founded on—and is something we continue to prioritize more than 50 years later 

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Foster Care Adoption

Since our founding, supporting foster care adoption has been at the heart of the Wendy’s system. Wendy’s employees, franchisees and suppliers are dedicated to fundraising for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and their signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®. Together, we’ve found thousands of permanent, loving homes for children in foster care, and we won’t stop until every child has a family.

Give Something Back

Wendy’s is dedicated to giving back to those who give so much. We’re proud to support organizations that help create joy and opportunity.

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Supporting Social Justice

Wendy’s is committed to eliminating racism and advocating for justice, equity and equality for all. We're taking action informed by our partner organizations and company advisory group of Black leaders who help guide our employees, our organization and our communities as we progress forward.

"Help others succeed. Give everyone a chance to have a piece of the pie. If the pie's not big enough, make a bigger pie."

- Dave Thomas

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