So you're calling Wendy's? Great! Here's what to do:

 

Wendy's thinks it's convinced customers that it's already giving farm workers a fair deal -- let's remind it that we won't give up until Wendy's joins the Fair Food Program.

  1. Call Wendy’s HQ at (614) 764-3100
  2. Ask if you can be directed to Mr. Brolick (Wendy’s CEO). If they ask why or just don’t let you, just say you have a comment about the company’s recent statement about its tomato purchasing policies -- in that case you’ll probably be redirected to customer service.
  3. Once you get someone on the line, give your statement. Feel free to offer your own personal comments, or to use our statement:

Script:

It's shameful that Wendy's is the only major fast food chain not to join the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program, and the excuses you've offered aren't good enough. If you continue to lag behind the industry standard for treatment of farm workers, customers will hold your company accountable

Want to add a bit more? Here are a few additional talking points:

  • If Wendy’s is already following the code of conduct it says it is, it ought to be easy to commit to the Fair Food Program -- what do you have to hide?
  • If Wendy’s wants its customers to believe that it cares about workers’ rights, it needs to sign a binding agreement with the CIW so that we can be sure that it’s following through on its commitments and punishing growers that violate the Fair Food standards and abuse workers.
  • Wendy’s is bragging that it pays a premium for tomatoes, but unless you sign the Fair Food Agreement, it won’t do anything to raise workers' wages.
  • All of Wendy’s major competitors -- including McDonald's, Burger King, Yum! Brands, and Subway -- have joined the Fair Food Program. Wendy's can’t afford to be the last fast food giant standing in the way of farmworkers’ rights.

More information:

Wendy’s is the only major fast food chain that’s still refusing to sign an agreement to ensure that the workers that pick its tomatoes are treated fairly, but the SumOfUs community is making sure that Wendy’s feels the pressure to clean up its act. We know that we've got Wendy's attention, but now we need to step this campaign up.

Last month, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies marched on Wendy’s shareholders meeting in New York and delivered a petition signed by more than 80,000 members of the SumOfUs.org community, demanding that the fast food giant join the CIW’s Fair Food Program. Now Wendy’s is trying to mislead its customers by offering evasions and excuses instead of real change.

Wendy’s claims it’s already purchasing exclusively from growers who are part of the Fair Food Program -- but that's not how the program works! Without independent monitoring of both the growers and buyers, we have no way of knowing whether Wendy's suppliers really are offering increased wages and safe, dignified working conditions. And until Wendy's signs a binding agreement, it won't be required to cut ties with growers that violate the Fair Food standards and abuse workers. Joining the program ought to be easy -- assuming Wendy's is doing what is says it is!

Don’t let Wendy’s management believe that consumers have fallen for this story. Can we count on you to send a message directly to Wendy’s headquarters?

So you're calling Wendy's? Great! Here's what to do:

 

Wendy's thinks it's convinced customers that it's already giving farm workers a fair deal -- let's remind it that we won't give up until Wendy's joins the Fair Food Program.

  1. Call Wendy’s HQ at (614) 764-3100
  2. Ask if you can be directed to Mr. Brolick (Wendy’s CEO). If they ask why or just don’t let you, just say you have a comment about the company’s recent statement about its tomato purchasing policies -- in that case you’ll probably be redirected to customer service.
  3. Once you get someone on the line, give your statement. Feel free to offer your own personal comments, or to use our statement:

Script:

It's shameful that Wendy's is the only major fast food chain not to join the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's Fair Food Program, and the excuses you've offered aren't good enough. If you continue to lag behind the industry standard for treatment of farm workers, customers will hold your company accountable

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