Posted by ingrid Fields on Oct 25, 2019
Dublin AM Rotary August 25, 2019 Meeting
Our guest speaker Leigh Burnside The Wendy’s Company  Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Leigh shared an interesting perspective on Wendy’s and the values that Dave Thomas still influences in our community and in Wendy's  corporate culture over these past 50 years.
  • The Holiday Season is coming soon….
    • December 5th- Tree Lightening and Hot Chocolate Sale- please see Kaitlyn Gushue or Claudia Trusty to volunteer
    • Our 2019 Holiday party is scheduled for Friday, December 6, 6:00 pm at the Country Club at Muirfield Village.  
    • December 7th, volunteers are needed to shop for our Adopted Families Christmas Gifts
  • Fundraising Committees Meetings already in progress
  • Polar Bear meetings Friday- more frequent- See Jim Listebarger and Jim Bandeen for weekly schedule 
  • Pro Am committee meetings – only monthly for now -see John Susie and David Lundgren
Leigh Burnside has a rich background in financial management and has been a long term leader for The Wendy’s Company. 1969 was Dave Thomas’ founding of The Wendy’s Company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.  It is now a $10 Billion publicly traded company including all franchise and corporate store sales.  The Dublin campus is approximately 600 employees upporting operation of over 250,000 employees and franchisees globally.  The company maintains approximately a 95% to 5% franchise to corporate store ownership model.  
4 initiatives were mentioned:
1. New Restaurant development
2. Breakfast 2020
3. Target Digital Strategy
4. International Expansion
Wendy's Way and the Wendy's Foundation were also discussed.  Adoption is the Signature Cause . 
The Wendy's Wonderful Kids program and benefits of their child centric approach were very interesting and informative. in Leigh's presentation.  
Over 1,000 adoptions in Ohio are just one example of the success.