In over two decades of support to local and national Wendy's franchisees, Minneapolis-based WAND Corporation donated a four-screen, digital video wall along with monetary contributions that continued their backing of the Dave Thomas Foundation. WAND has been a long- time partner of Wendy's, providing Point of Sale software and Digital Menu solutions to both corporate and franchisees for over 20 years. The partnership led to WAND's ongoing support of the Dave Thomas Foundation.
"In our many years of partnership with Wendy's, we have helped franchisees across the globe get up and running with new technology to power their business," says Dave Perrill, president of WAND. “Today, we are proud to serve and support over 1,800 Wendy's locations. We have always been, and will remain, committed to the Wendy's solutions as well as the Dave Thomas Foundation."
This is the first year WAND has donated a video wall and the contribution came with creative input from WAND's award winning in-house creative team, making the display customizable to fit either a Wendy's restaurant location or any corporate lobby. The prize was part of a live auction event that generated over $600,000 dollars at the Minneapolis FourCrown Wendy's Charity Classic Golf event this past July 16, 2013. The Dave Thomas Foundation along with Wendy's Corporate and franchise owners, have made it their mission, since 1992, to find permanent homes for children waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America. Each year, Wendy's franchisees enlist the support of vendors and corporate sponsors, like WAND, to help them raise money for their cause. This year alone, WAND has participated in three Wendy's Foundation events and anticipates continued support in the future.