Wendy's (known as Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers before late 2012) is an international fast food chain restaurant founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The company decided to move its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. It has been owned by Triarc (now called Wendy's Company) since 2008. As of March 2010, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain with approximately 6,650 locations, following McDonald's 31,000+ locations and Burger King's 12,000+ locations. In 2011, Wendy's sales exceeded those of Burger King for the first time in the company's history. With sales of $8.5billion (USD), the company ranked number two in hamburger chains, although Burger King still has far more restaurants. Approximately 77% of Wendy's restaurants are franchised, the majority of which are located in North America. Wendy's and its affiliates employ more than 46,000 people in its global operations.
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