Todd Penegor
Todd Penegor

The Wendy's Company President and Chief Executive Officer

Our founder, Dave Thomas, opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in Columbus, Ohio in 1969. As we celebrate 50 years of stories and successes, we’re proud to know that doing the right thing, in the right way, has been at the core of our company since the start. As we embark on the next 50 years, we remain committed to Dave’s values, and we are challenging ourselves to take his philosophy to the next level.

In 2019, we brought our ongoing corporate responsibility efforts under one united banner we call Good Done Right, and we partnered with a third-party expert in this area to conduct a formal materiality assessment to inform our strategy and prioritize our efforts moving forward. These insights will inform new corporate responsibility goals and commitments as we embark on our next 50 years, including as we continue to grow our footprint internationally.

In 2020 and beyond, we will maintain and advance our Good Done Right approach by engaging and empowering our team members, championing new strategies with our suppliers and bringing our customers and stakeholders along with us on this journey. This will include strengthening existing initiatives and launching new ones to enhance our approaches to food, people and our footprint.

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