Where do we source our produce?
The quality that people expect from every visit to Wendy’s begins long before menu items and their ingredients reach our restaurants. As a Wendy’s customer, you can count on many things: a friendly crew; a relaxed atmosphere; clean tables; and great tasting food. We value the taste of our food, and we’ll never sacrifice the delicious flavor of our hamburgers, fries, or anything else on our menu. Mouthwatering, gotta-have-it-now flavor is our M.O., so you know you can count on us to satisfy that craving – whether it’s for your meat-and-cheesy afternoon snack or your oh-so-sweet late-night treat.
We try to source our ingredients from as many New Zealand suppliers as we can. Our suppliers include:
Our French Fries are supplied by Talley’s, as their potato products are produced from potatoes grown in the mineral-rich soil of the Canterbury Plains. Every fry has a reassuringly traceable provenance back to the clean, natural seas and fields of New Zealand.
Tatua Co-Operative Dairy Company supply our Frosty, with their 114 shareholder farms producing the highest quality cow's milk in the country, all within a 12km radius of their Waikato factory.
Waikato-based Ingham supplies our chicken products from their farms in the North Island. The chickens are raised in barns - not cages - where they are free to walk about. We serve three premium chicken products - Homestyle, Spicy and Ultimate Chicken Grill - which are all made from whole chicken breast, rather than a reconstituted product.
Tegel supplies the chicken for our Spicy Chicken Strips. Their free range chickens are fed a nutritious diet of grains, corn, vitamins and minerals, which has been specially formulated by their poultry nutritionists.
Wendy's has sourced its premium quality New Zealand beef from Wilson Hellaby for over 20 years, and the patties contain only 100% prime New Zealand beef, with no preservatives, fillers or binders - nothing is added to the beef or taken away. All beef used at Wendy's is grass-fed and free of Hormone Growth Promotants.
Sealord supply our Hoki fish, with flaky fillets made from wild caught New Zealand fish pieces and coated in crunchy breadcrumbs.
Wild Country supplies our specialty sauces, such as their Spicy Bacon Mayonnaise & Bacon Ketchup, Tomato Salsa, Smoked Mushroom Aioli, Sweet & Sour Sauce, and their Dirty Burger Sauce range.
Barker’s of Geraldine supplies speciality sauces for burgers using the best NZ-sourced ingredients, as well as our syrups for our shakes.
Coca Cola are our preferred beverage supplier, as they use the highest quality and cutting edge ingredients, provide reduced sugar alternatives, and source sustainably and ethically.
Fonterra supply our grated cheese
GroeNZ is based in Lower Hutt and supplies our mayonnaise and mustard.
Quality Bakers bake our Kaiser and plain hamburger buns daily, and deliver fresh to our Wendy’s restaurants six days a week.
Our restaurant’s cleaning products are made by Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions.