At Wendy’s, we won’t cut corners on anything. Not on fresh, quality ingredients. Not on how we treat people. Not on giving back. And certainly not on being the defender of good taste for people everywhere. Wendy’s first restaurant opened in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio when founder Dave Thomas wanted to create something different - high-quality food made with the freshest ingredients, served the way the customer wants. NOW THAT'S BETTER! SERVUS! a Wendy’s franchisee, operates 34 Wendy’s locations in Indiana and Kentucky.