It’s Time for a Round of Applause

Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

by Josh Sell, QSCC Senior Vice President of Distribution, Logistics, Commodities and Industry Affairs

The Square Deal Blog welcomes Senior Vice President of Distribution, Logistics, Commodities and Industry Affairs, Josh Sell, to the blog. Josh works for Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc., also known as QSCC, which is tasked with supporting the Wendy’s supply chain. QSCC is expertly focused on the procurement, logistics and distribution of the delicious ingredients (ahem, like Wendy’s always fresh, never frozen beef*) you find at every Wendy’s restaurant.

Sometimes You Need a Helping Hand


Right around this time last year, millions of people in Texas and Louisiana were recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005. Shortly after Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the most intense hurricane to strike the continental U.S. since Hurricane Katrina, made landfall in Florida. And just when we thought it was all over, Hurricane Maria, now considered the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico, hit in mid-September. 

Does Wendy’s Offer a Scholarship?

The Answer? We Sure Do!

by Bry Roth

We’re often asked if there’s a Wendy’s scholarship available to support students approaching college. With rising tuition rates, any amount of financial relief is helpful, and Wendy’s is proud to offer more than $60,000 of scholarship money to high school students graduating with the class of 2019.

How Wendy’s Created Joy and Opportunity for 200 Top GMs

Renee O’Neal, of Schmidt Family Restaurant Group, Accepts the Award for Top General Manager
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by Bob Wright

Last month, Wendy’s recognized and celebrated 200 outstanding restaurant General Managers (GMs) for their leadership, performance, dedication, and continued service to the Wendy’s brand. 

We Lost Our Pigtails for National Foster Care Month

Dine with Wendy’s May 8 to Support Children in Foster Care

A brand’s logo is a critical piece of a company’s visual ID. As you can imagine, building a brand is no small feat - advertisers, team members, agency partners and more pore over concepts. Books, papers and courses are dedicated to the art of making a memorable logo. And if you want to make changes to a logo, it typically takes months if not years – and for good reason.

Why, then, did we, Wendy’s®, remove the well-known pigtailed girl (or as we call it, the cameo) from our cup?

American Express ranked #1 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace

Annual list recognizes the top 100 U.S. companies
Press Release

The complete Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list can be viewed here. The Foundation also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. The 2018 survey will open in January.

Flyboys, Franchisees, and Making Mom Proud

A Wendy’s Franchisee on What Community Is All About

A “flyboy” is just another, more casual name for a pilot. A “tail gunner” is a crewman on a military aircraft who is stationed at the rear of the aircraft and defends against enemy fire. A “radioman” operates – you guessed it – the radio.

Words of Affirmation. To Go.

Tracy Swords' Uplifting Notes to Customers

Focus on the details. Dave Thomas knew that was what was going to set Wendy’s apart. And that’s why he made sure that the details were accounted for in every restaurant—from sourcing quality ingredients and customizing any order any time, to delicious flavor combinations that leave you wanting more.

Sometimes those details go unnoticed, which is why Tracy Swords is so important.

Biking Across America for Children in Foster Care


Ed Anderson, a Wendy’s franchisee from Newport News, VA, is making his way across the country on his bike all to raise $1 million for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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