Todd Penegor
Todd Penegor

The Wendy's Company President and Chief Executive Officer

Good Done Right. This simple phrase grounds Wendy’s approach to three critical areas of our business: Food, People and Footprint. Doing the right thing, the right way, has been at our core since our founder, Dave Thomas, opened the first Wendy’s® restaurant more than 50 years ago . We know that now, more than ever, investors are demanding more from the businesses in which they invest, and customers are expecting more from the brands they support. I am excited about the important Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) work that the Wendy’s team continues to move forward in support of continued accelerated growth for the brand.

Last spring, Wendy’s announced new goals to help us demonstrate progress in each of our key focus areas. Following the announcement of these goals, we convened cross-functional teams within our organization to develop action plans and guide implementation in each of those areas. Key highlights over the past year include affirming our top 10 priority food categories, establishing our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, reporting our 2020 climate data to CDP, making solid progress in our sustainable packaging journey and announcing a new ESG compensation metric for Company executives.

Our future is bright, and I am confident that we will continue to make meaningful progress towards achieving our vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

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What We Value


Wendy’s is committed to maintaining strong corporate governance practices as a critical component of driving sustained stakeholder value.

Wendy's Goals

Informed by our materiality assessment, we have committed to several goals across our key priority areas of food, people and footprint.