After rumblings of Wendy’s arriving down under in February this year, it’s now official.
The US fast-food group has signed a deal with Flynn Restaurant Group, which acquired all Pizza Hut locations in Australia in June, to open 200 Wendy’s stores in Australia.
“It is (Wendy’s) a tremendous brand with significant untapped potential outside of the US,” said Flynn Restaurant Group CEO Ron Bellamy in a piece published by News.com.au
“We think it is an especially great fit for Australia, given the savvy nature of the Australian consumer. We look forward to expanding the brand in the market and in the process redefining what Australians should expect from QSR.”
Wendy’s held a pop-up in 2021 in Sydney, with the reception cementing the popularity of the brand in Australia.
The event saw free burgers and Frosty shakes handed out in The Rocks
The 200-store rollout will be completed by 2034, with the plan commencing “primarily after 2025,” reports 9News.
Wendy’s is known for its ‘never frozen’ square-patty burgers and was established in 1969, expanding to 6800 locations across the globe.
Its menu largely encompasses burgers, nuggets, fries, and its signature strawberry and chocolate Frosty dessert.