Baconators, fries and frosty’s fans rejoice as Wendy’s expands to Australia.
The US fast-food chain is planning to hit Australian shores after hiring consultancy DC Strategy to help source its first franchise, according to Daily Mail.
The franchise has 7,000 restaurants worldwide and is of course best known for its square burgers (or sandwiches), fries and frozen dairy drink “Frosty”.
The first Down Under location has yet to be decided, however, DC Strategy’s partnership is part of an ambitious strategy to accelerate global growth.
The company is now actively seeking “experienced, world-class franchise partners with strong operations experience” to join and help expand across the country.
So hopefully soon enough we’ll be downing some spicy nuggets while sipping on a cold, icy drink.
The first Wendy’s restaurant was opened by founder Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio in 1969 and it was there that he launched his trademark square burger that can still be found on menus today.
Since then it has become a global hit and locations can be found across Europe, Asia and several states and territories in America.
Along with their delicious burgers, the menu also features chicken sandwiches, spicy nuggets, breakfast options, and even chili.
Of course, one of the most popular pastimes for Wendy-lovers is dunking their crisps in their Frosty drink – although we’re not sure how easily that will translate to Australian shores.
Wendy’s move follows similar expansions of US chains such as Five Guys and Wahlburgers, actor Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain which opened in Circular Quay, Sydney last year.
Five Guys came under fire after opening a store in Australia.
The fast-food chain was selling burgers at five-star prices, with the TikTok creator by the handle @abrakebabra_reviews slamming the restaurant after paying $215 (for six burgers, four batches of fries and three milkshakes.
The burger reviewer was appalled at the “very expensive” burger which he said was on par with Hungry Jacks.
He shared in a video: “I can’t justify paying this amount of money for this. I would go straight to Hungry Jacks.
As long as Wendy’s keeps prices reasonable, we’re sure they’ll be a hit in Australia.