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Wendy’s reaches 400 stores in Canada

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Wendy’s reaches 400 stores in Canada

The brand celebrates its milestone 400th Canadian store

Wendy’s, the quick-service brand that first came to Canada in 1975 is now celebrating its 400th store opening. The new restaurant at 2545 Carling Avenue in Ottawa is owned by the Thakker Organization. In addition to the milestone, Wendy’s has introduced an enhanced restaurant design. The new design features a smaller footprint with intention of being a low-cost build and adaptable to a number of locations such as urban retail locations, drive-thrus, food courts and even shipping containers. 

“Wendy’s has momentum in Canada with nine years of consecutive same-restaurant sales growth,” said Abigail Pringle, Wendy’s president, international and chief development officer.  

“We’ve driven this growth by embracing Wendy’s continued points of difference, including sourcing high-quality Canadian ingredients like fresh Canadian beef; continually investing in menu innovation and quality like our new Hot & Crispy fries, Strawberry Frosty and Canadian greenhouse-grown lettuce; improving the sustainability of our packaging and investing in our delivery and digital business to reach more customers, more often.” 

The new Ottowa location has been built to the new Wendy’s design schematics, which is intended to optimize the experience for both customers and staff alike. It will feature one exterior pick-up window, with one side serving customers and the other serving delivery drivers. The interior includes a new order flow system, modern finishes, lighting and artwork and the latest, highest efficiency HVAC system that utilizes significantly more fresh air from outside with much less reliance on recirculated air. 

Additional restaurants following this design are in development across Canada, including Parksville, Vancouver Island and a drive-thru and walk-up only model in Trenton. 

Read about Wendy’s 1000th store opening here 

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