Our Cause:
Foster Care Adoption

Adopted as an infant, our founder, Dave Thomas, grew up with a deep respect for family, community and giving of oneself to others. He infused these values into everything we do at Wendy’s and created the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which helps find permanent homes for thousands of kids in foster care.

Watch our video on why we care about

adoption at Wendy’s.

Our Dedication:

We’re here to give people more than a meal and a smile. We're here to give back to our communities — in authentic, meaningful ways that make a positive impact. With everything from employee volunteer events to local giving initiatives, we take pride in the close ties we’ve built just outside our doors and in the world at large.

Frosty 5K Run for Adoption
WeCare Fund
™ for Employee Disaster Relief
Employee Volunteerism
Community Giving Program
Supporting U.S. Military Veterans
Local Giving

Our Practice:
Done Right

Around here, you’ll hear a lot about our purposeful sourcing practices. This means we don’t just buy what’s available. We define what should be available. Then we gather fresh ingredients from trusted partners that meet our expectations for animal care, quality and food safety.