When Dave Thomas opened our first Wendy's restaurant in 1969, he opened the door to a new gold standard in quality food. His words "We don't cut corners on quality," affected everything from our hamburgers to our customer service. When other restaurants were using frozen beef and mass-producing food, Dave developed an innovative method to prepare fresh, made-to-order hamburgers, allowing us to quickly serve high quality and variety to millions of customers daily. He coined the phrase, "Quality is our recipe." Every day, we honor his legacy and continue to live through his values and fresh philosophy by using select, premium ingredients and serving food that's made fresh with every order. That's the way it's always been and that's the way it will stay.