Wendy’s Builds Upon Global Next Gen Restaurant Design

Wendys Global Next Gen Restaurant

DUBLIN, Ohio — The Wendy’s Company has unveiled the opening of the first Global Next Gen restaurants, while also finalizing a new Global Next Gen High-Capacity Kitchen design option for the highest customer demand.

Since unveiling the Global Next Gen restaurant design standard less than one year ago, the first Wendy’s Global Next Gen restaurants are now open in Kansas and Oklahoma, with more than 200 Global Next Gen restaurants slated to open through 2024. Therestaurants feature a sleek and modern design with an optimized layout and next-generation technology to deliver more Wendy’s to more people with an emphasis on convenience, speed and accuracy across drive thru, dine in and digital order pick-up.

For restaurants with the highest customer demand, Wendy’s developed a new Global Next Gen High-Capacity Kitchen, which is estimated to deliver nearly a 50-per-cent increase in kitchen output capacity compared to the Global Next Gen standard. The new high-capacity kitchen leverages the Global Next Gen design, with the added benefits of a dual-sided kitchen layout and increased equipment capacity. The layout includes additional sandwich production areas, dedicated space for digital orders and more preparation area. Operational efficiencies reduce distances for crew members with strategically placed front counter, drive thru and expanded storage capacity to enhance overall operational flow while improving crew comfort and speed of service.

Additional innovations include self-order kiosks, order pick-up shelving, dedicated parking for mobile order pick-up and a delivery pick-up window and parking space.

“The Global Next Gen future-forward design unlocks 400 times the capacity for digital orders, accelerating the system’s digital growth,” says Abigail Pringle, president, International and Chief Development Officer, Wendy’s. “By bringing Global Next Genfrom cutting-edge blueprints to successful openings in less than one year, Wendy’s global structure is enabling system-wide expansion optimized to the digital age. The new high-capacity kitchen design maximizes kitchen throughput for restaurants with the highest volume using Global Next Gen design innovation as the foundation for success. We’re excited to harness both design and technology to unlock digital and global growth to meet the demands of our customers today and tomorrow.”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.