Founder's Name: Wendy's is named after Melinda "Wendy" Thomas, the daughter of Dave Thomas, the company's founder.
Frosty Origins: The Frosty, Wendy's signature frozen dessert, was originally intended to be a pure milkshake, but its thick and creamy texture made it unique and beloved.
Wendy's First Location: The first Wendy's restaurant opened on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Square Patties: Wendy's is known for its square-shaped burger patties, which the company claims are made that way to ensure they don't hang over the edge of the bun.
Salad Bar Discontinued: Wendy's once had a popular salad bar option, but it was discontinued in the mid-2000s to focus on other menu items.
Pretzel Bun Innovation: Wendy's introduced the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, featuring a pretzel bun, in 2013, which gained popularity among customers.
Twitter Fame: Wendy's gained widespread attention on social media, particularly Twitter, for its humorous and witty responses to customers and competitors.