Wendy’s to open 200 restaurants in Australia by 2034

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Fast food restaurant chain Wendy’s is set to open 200 restaurants across Australia through 2034 as part of a new master franchise agreement with Flynn Restaurant Group.

Flynn Restaurant Group is a restaurant franchise operator who will serve as Wendy’s “exclusive” master franchisee in Australia. The US burger chain revealed it was searching for a local partner in February.

Abigail Pringle, president of international and chief development officer at Wendy’s Company, said Australia is a “strategic market” for long-term growth for Wendy’s.

“Flynn Restaurant Group has incredible experience in the restaurant space, and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with them.”

The company says the intention to launch the brand in Australia follows an “overwhelming interest” it had received for a one-day pop-up event in Sydney in 2021.

Ron Bellamy, COO of Flynn Restaurant Group, said the business is “excited” to expand its partnership with Wendy’s.

“It is a tremendous brand with significant untapped potential outside of the US and we think it is an especially great fit for Australia, given the savvy nature of the Australian consumer.”

The agreement between the entities will help establish both equity stores and sub-franchise partners in the country and will primarily drive growth after 2025.

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