The Wendy's Company (Wendy) is engaged in the business of operating, developing and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants. The Company operates three segments: Wendy’s U.S., Wendy’s International and Global Real Estate & Development. Wendy’s U.S. includes the operation and franchising of Wendy’s restaurants in the United States. Wendy’s International includes the franchising of Wendy’s restaurants in countries and territories other than the United States. Global Real Estate & Development includes real estate activity for owned sites and sites leased from third parties, which are leased and/or subleased to franchisees, and also includes its share of the income of its Canadian restaurant real estate joint venture. It operates approximately 5,852 Wendy’s restaurants in the United States. Of these restaurants, over 357 were operated by the Company and 5,495 were operated by approximately 241 franchisees.