Wendy's gets a facelift as next-gen stores continue to take over restaurants

Wendy’s just unveiled its latest design prototype and its digital-forward and sleek


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re talking about next-gen store designs and Wendy’s latest prototype.

Next-gen restaurant designs aren’t new. They’ve been around for years, but in a pandemic-fueled world, they’ve been popping up more and more. Think about the Taco Bell Defy drive-thru that shocked the world with its innovation.

Now Wendy’s is getting in on the game with its latest innovative design released on Wednesday.

The new prototype is designed for digital-savvy customers, according to the company, and will have a host of new features including a galley kitchen, mobile parking and shelving, and updated technology.

Here’s managing editor Leigh Anne Zinsmeister with more on the story.

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