DUBLIN, Ohio and MIAMI, Fla. — Wendy’s and REEF, the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs and kitchens, announced a development commitment to open 700 delivery kitchens by 2025 across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. In fact, REEF will become the first Wendy’s franchisee in the United Kingdom.
By the end of 2021, Wendy’s and REEF expect to open roughly 50 delivery kitchens, with the remainder launched by 2025. The delivery kitchens minimize traffic congestion and pollution by bringing food closer to the customer.
“The demand for convenient delivery solutions means we must look for opportunities beyond our traditional restaurant formats, especially in dense urban areas,” says Abigail Pringle, Wendy’s president, International and Chief Development Officer. “This partnership with REEF is testimony to our ambitions, the potential we see to grow our beloved brand and our quest to reach more customers in more ways.”