Very popular US fast food chain planning to open in Ireland 6 months ago

Very popular US fast food chain planning to open in Ireland

Good news for hamburger lovers.

American fast food chain Wendy's has announced plans to enter the Irish market.


In order to further expand its brand across Europe, the company has said it is seeking "well-established franchisee candidates in Ireland".

It stated that these candidates in Ireland should have "strong operations experience, local development expertise, ambition to grow quickly and a proven track record of growing brands in Ireland to help Wendy’s reach its full potential".

Founded in 1969, Wendy's has more than 7,000 restaurants worldwide, including 25 in the UK.

It is best known for its "made-to-order square hamburgers, freshly prepared salads and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty dessert".



The name "Wendy’s" and its iconic logo – the little red-headed girl with pigtails – were inspired by one of its founder Dave Thomas' daughters.

“As we continue to expand our international footprint, we are focused on building long-term relationships with franchisees in Ireland who want to grow with us, share our values and reflect the communities in which we operate,” Abigail Pringle, President, International & Chief Development Officer of Wendy’s, said in a statement.

“We are committed to serving high-quality, great-tasting food, and intend to offer our wide range of craveable menu options, including our famous square hamburgers made with fresh beef patties and served hot off the grill.”


For those interested in learning more about Wendy’s franchising opportunities in Ireland, they can contact