Opportunities at This Company
Wendy’s fast food chain is responsible for operating as the third largest fast food chain worldwide and is known for their ground beef patties. You can start your career today by filling out a Wendys Application below.
In 1969, the company was introduced by its founder Dave Thomas, and now boasts 6,650 locations in the US and 27 other countries all over the world. There are over 42,000 people currently employed.
Dave Thomas made many trips to Kewpee, which is located in his hometown of Kalamazoo, MI. Kewpee offered diners square hamburgers and thick malt shakes which served as the inspiration for Wendy’s “old fashioned” burgers.
Wendy’s is known for their “Where’s the beef?” commercials from the 1980’s because of their use of fresh beef for their hamburgers and various other sandwiches. In addition to hamburgers, they also offer salads that have over 11 types of green and fresh toppings. Some salads include red and green apples, natural cheeses and no-preservative dressings.
Wendy’s recently altered their French fry recipe to include sea salt and a natural cut. Other Wendy’s menu items include the Baconator, grilled chicken sandwiches, baked potatoes, chili, wraps and Frosty shakes.
Due to their expansions all over the world, Wendy’s is always on the lookout to staff more crew members in order to serve customers with quality food and great customer service. Qualified workers can apply for shift supervisor positions and other managerial positions.
This company seeks employees who have exceptional customer service skills, able to solve problems and follow orders quickly, and possess good communication and writing skills. Those applying to Wendy’s for a management role should have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Job Descriptions and Salary
Often they has the need to staff entry-level workers and working professionals to begin as fast food associates. There are full time and part time positions available.
- Crew Member – During the course of the day, Crew Members are given a variety of tasks to complete. They’re responsible for greeting customers, taking orders, operating the registers, running the drive-thru window, cooking food orders, and completing other assigned tasks. Pay typically starts near minimum wage.
- Cashier – Pay for cashiers that operate registers also start close to minimum wage.
- Cook – Cooks are the kitchen crew members. Cook responsibilities include preparing the food orders, operation of kitchen equipment and keeping their workspace clean.
- Management – Store manager, assistant manager, shift supervisor and crew lead jobs are the type of management positions offered by Wendy’s. Job responsibilities include hiring new employees, scheduling associates, and overseeing the day to day store operations. Typical salary for management is $20,000 to $40,000 yearly.
Along with the aforementioned positions, Wendy’s seeks to fill roles in professional positions, which include maintenance technician, facilities technical, entry level office associates, administrative assistants or sales associates at the Wendy’s corporate offices.
Online Job Form
We’ve made it easier for you to submit any job forms to available positions nationwide. Below you will find the form that you can simply print, fill out and submit to your local location. You can also navigate through their portal jobs.wendys.com, and you can click on any type of position you wish to apply for. Interviews come quick, so be ready.
Facts about Working
- Minimum Age for Employment: In order to work for this company you must be at least 16 years of age or older.
- Hours of Operation: Hours will vary depending on location.
- Available Positions: Crew Member, Assistant Manger, Store Manager, General Manager, Day-Time Crew Member, Fast Food Attendant, Drive-Thru Crew Member, Evening Crew Member, Shift Supervisor, Breakfast Crew Member, Maintenance Technician, Breakfast Shift Leader, Breakfast Manager, Cashier, Facilities Technician
Employees are offered the following benefits: work schedule flexibility, compensated job training, and competitive pay in the industry. Those who are eligible also receive other benefits, such as health and wellness benefits, future planning perks and additional benefits.
The health and wellness benefits include medical, dental and vision, in addition to flexible spending accounts. The future planning packages include 401 (k) retirement plans, in addition to life and disability insurance.
Other benefits include adoption assistance, relocation assistance and paid time off for holidays, sick leave and vacation days.
The first Wendy’s location was opened in Columbus OH in 1969 by the founder Dave Thomas. The second location was opened in 1970, and the first franchise was sold in 1972. In addition, Dave also created and started the Wendy’s Management Institution which served as a manager training facility in 1972. Soon Wendy’s became a publicly traded company and the 500th location was opened in 1976. There are currently over 6,500 locations all over the world today.
In addition to offering the Old Fashioned Hamburgers, customers can also select a chicken or fish sandwich. Items on the menu can be customized to a customer’s satisfaction as well. Other menu items include salads, a value menu with less expensive options, baked potatoes and Frosty’s, another popular menu item. There are a variety of combo value meals which allow customers to choose a sandwich, side item and beverage.
Wendy’s took the world by storm when they introduced the Baconator. A beautiful, massive, and terribly unhealthy beast of a sandwich. All things in moderation though, everyone needs to eat a Baconator once in their lives. Since you’re applying to Wendy’s it’s only a hop, skip, jump, and a click to apply to Burger King as well, and either way you’ll be making great food. And while you’re at it, apply to McDonalds because there’s law against making that many burgers. Just in case this burger company may not be for you, then we can help you apply to Chick-Fil-A and work with one of the most wholesome companies on the planet. Be it burgers, bacon, or chicken, we’ve got you covered.
Wendy’s prides itself on being able to give back to the communities that support the restaurant chain. Wendy’s is responsible for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which helps give children a permanent and loving home and family. Each year resources are provided to aid over 100,000 children that are in foster care.
Wendy’s also hires military veterans and helps the large number of veterans that seek employment. CEO Roland Smith was honored by Wendy’s in 2010 by Veterans Advantage.
Wendy’s takes necessary steps to ensure it has the least impact on the environment. Part of the development strategy includes serving as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and evaluating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEE) certification options.
The restaurant chain also ensures that suppliers follow the guidelines in the Wendy’s Animal Welfare Program. Primary consideration is given to livestock businesses that utilize welfare programs and does things like remove sow gestation crates for pigs, as well as providing hens the chance to lay eggs and roam free from a cage.
The restaurant chain operates in other countries such as Canada, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. In the mid-1900’s, Wendy’s became more aggressive about international expansion and to this day employees close to 50,000 workers. The bulk of Wendy’s restaurants are located in North America.
Wendy’s trades under WEN on the NYSSE and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group. There are over 60,000 employees and over 7,000 locations all over the world. Average annual revenues are reported at close to $2.5 billion and assets are claimed at close to $10 billion.
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Wendy’s can be the perfect place to begin your career path.