Sold! Wendy’s located at 1770 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104. As one of the largest fast-food companies in the world, Wendy’s recently fell to the third ranked hamburger chain behind McDonald’s and Burger King. Wendy’s (NYSE : WEN) at one point oversaw over 6,500 stores, but consistent store closings have brought the total number of units to 5,780 by 2014. Wendy’s Corporate is on plans to divest of direct operations to approximately 95% of their stores by 2016, making it one of the largest franchisee systems in the country.