There are no Wendy’s in Europe due to a local Dutch snackbar owner owning the Wendy’s trademark in Europe. They have been in a legal battle for years and Dutch courts side with the snackbar every time.
American fast food giants such as McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and fast casual chains including Chipotle and Five Guys have made their way across the pond to conquer Europeans over the years. But what about Wendy’s?
Wendy’s (Not) In Europe
According to its website, Wendy’s currently has locations in 30 countries around the world, in the following regions: Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and of course, North America. There’s just one region that shouldn’t be on that list: Europe. There are still no European Wendy’s locations, and the reason might surprise you.
So what’s the deal? Well, there used to be a Wendy’s in Europe. Back in 1979, the first European location opened in Munich, Germany. Fol… Continue Reading (2 minute read)