Valenti Management acquired 38 Wendy’s in Pennsylvania in 1997. The market stretches from Harrisburg to Allentown. In 1999, the company acquired an additional 54 restaurants in the Memphis Mid South area. Valenti has grown the Wendy’s brand to 112 restaurants in these two markets employing over 3,400 people making it one of the largest franchisees in the system.
Wendy’s is involved in the community with various fundraising efforts supporting the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids through the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, School Night; and other activities.
Valenti rewards its managers with a bonus plan based on quarterly criteria. There is a Top Ten Celebration for managers and their spouses that includes an all expense paid Cruise or Beach Trip with the "Best of the Best" winning managers getting trips to Paris, London, Hawaii, Disney World and other fabulous destinations. Valenti also hosts an annual Christmas party and family picnic.
The common sense values that Dave Thomas lived by are the foundation of the Wendy’s culture; Quality is Our Recipe; Do the Right Thing; Treat Others with Respect; Profit Means Growth; and Give Something Back. These five simple themes teach us how to run our business and personal lives. At Valenti, we not only follow these five values, we live them.