Utah’s First Remodeled Location Now Re-Opened
SALT LAKE CITY, July 18, 2012 – The Orem Wendy’s restaurant has been innovatively re-designed and was open to the public this week, setting a remodeling trend that will later affect five other Utah Wendy’s locations.
Wendy’s corporate officers came to Orem especially for the ribbon-cutting and formal welcome to the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce by Chamber President Steve Densley. Those in attendance celebrated the new urban restaurant design and dined on Wendy’s’ fresh food in a fresh, urban-style location. Restaurant visitors can now enjoy over 100 beverage choices, try new baked goods, use the restaurant’s free Wi-Fi and lounge by the fireplace in comfortable chairs.
With over 6,500 restaurants worldwide, Wendy’s is re-opening a total of six restaurants in Utah this year. Utah is the sixth state in the nation to receive the new urban, ultra-modern and traditional restaurant designs. Other restaurants that will be re-modeled and opened by Oct. are located in Kaysville, West Kearns, Alta Canyon (Sandy), West Valley City and Centerville.
“These restaurant remodels are part of a multi-year strategy to reinvigorate our brand and the way our customers interact with us,” said Chris Hutchinson, Wendy’s division vice president. “More than just a new building, the re-designed Wendy’s means an entirely new customer experience that engages all five senses.”
The new Orem urban restaurant design is part of a multi-year strategy for Wendy’s. “This restaurant captures the essence of what we’ve stood for all these years,” said Hutchinson.
Those in attendance included Chamber President-elect Val Hale, council members Margaret Black, Mark Seastrand and Karen McCandless as well as several Chamber pacesetters. Wendy’s is now a member of the 1,100-plus-member Chamber.
An additional grand re-opening public event will take place Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Orem Wendy’s location at 215 W. Center St. The event will highlight Special Olympics Utah athletes and sports, and 20 percent of the event’s sales will be donated to the Special Olympics of Utah.
About the Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit aboutwendys.com or wendys.com.