DUBLIN, Ohio — The Wendy’s Company has announced plans to merge its world headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, which would result in the closing of Atlanta headquarters in late 2012.
“While this was a difficult decision considering the excellent employees we have in Atlanta, I believe it is important to bring our entire restaurant support centre together in one location. This action will help us strengthen collaboration and teamwork as we grow our iconic brand,” said Emil Brolick, Wendy’s president and CEO.
The State of Ohio has offered incentives to bring additional jobs to Dublin, which was a major factor in the Company’s decision to consolidate in the state.
The decision will move at least 170 positions to Ohio and add about 220 new jobs at the Dublin Restaurant Support Center. According to the company, most Atlanta-based employees will be offered an opportunity to relocate to Central Ohio and those not relocating will receive enhanced severance packages, outplacement counselling services and other benefits.
The company has been operating headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and Atlanta for the past three years.