Wendy's was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, ''Quality is our Recipe'', which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Wendy's is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef*, freshly-prepared salads with hand-chopped lettuce, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty dessert.
Hamra Enterprises is franchisee of Wendy's, owned and founded in 1975 by the Hamra family. The company's headquarters is in Springfield, Mo, and includes 6 companies with over 6,000 employees in five states; Ill, MA, MO, NH & Texas. Hamra Enterprises is committed to providing the highest quality products and services within the hospitality industry, creating exceptional experiences for people and communities by engaging each of its restaurants neighborhoods through community service,k fundraising, and other philanthropic partnerships such as Boston Children's Hospital, New Hampshire Foster & Adoptive Parent Association, Mae-A-Wish of Illinois and Missouri, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.