Wendy's International, Inc. is the franchisor of Wendy's restaurants and the former parent company of Wendy's. It also owned Tim Hortons, Baja Fresh, and had a 70 percent stake in Cafe Express. The corporate headquarters is located in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Wendy's International is owned by The Wendy's Company.
The Tim Hortons chain was spun off by Wendy's into a separate company in September 2006. The Baja Fresh chain was sold in October 2006. On September 15, 2008, the purchase of Wendy's International Inc. by Triarc Inc. was approved by shareholders. On September 30, the merger was completed, with Triarc being renamed to Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc, a change of leadership for both Arby's and Wendy's and the stock symbol changed to WEN.