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The Wendy's Company is an international fast food restaurant chain. The company operates in the United States and Canada with some outlets overseas. It was founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio after he found inspiration for his business from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Since then, the company has grown to over 6,500 locations worldwide.

The Wendy's Company had a humble start of opening a hamburger stand within their hometown, Columbus, Ohio which they named Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers after one of Dave Thomas' daughters at that time, Melinda Lou "Wendy" Thomas. The idea behind the name is because back then it would be considered innovative since other burger chains have many toppings added to their burgers whereas this one would keep it simple, hence the name.

Dave Thomas is said to be committed to quality and stays with the basics in running the business. He was adamant that there should only be six burger patties per hour prepared for each restaurant location. This is because originally Wendy's sold just plain hamburgers with nothing else added until many requests were made by patrons asking for extra ingredients added into their burgers so he agreed on adding these extras but limited them to 6 at every hour. Today, there are also other items on its menu such as chicken sandwiches, salads, French fries and beverages among others.

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