October 14th is a special day for Hannah A. and an important one for Wenco, too. On that date in 2014, Hannah started working at Wendy's in Upper Sandusky. Exactly four years later, on October 14th, 2018, she was promoted to General Manager in Elida.
After one and a half years on crew in Upper Sandusky, Hannah became a crew trainer, then manager. She then moved to the Harding store, where she was promoted to assistant. Soon she was promoted to GM at Harding, then switched to the Elida store, where she intends to make even more improvements.
At Wendy's, mentorship is an important value, and Hannah has experienced the best of it. Her GM at the Sandusky store, Victoria, "always pushed me to be the best, and I didn’t know why. The whole three years we worked together, she was always teaching me new things, telling me how to handle situations in a better fashion, showing me numbers and paperwork. She literally taught me everything to know about management, so when the time came I was ready, even though I didn’t know it at the time."
If those accomplishments aren’t enough, Hannah has "managed" to keep a full-time college schedule while building her career at Wendy's. As a senior at University of Findlay, Hannah studies business management. She enjoys learning about the behind-the-scenes details of money, taxes, and management, a curriculum that enhances her experience at Wendy’s.
The financial and managerial aspects of her job are intriguing, of course, but what excites Hannah most is the people. "I look forward to getting to know my customers, including the 'usuals' who come in every day. And I love building a bond with my employees. They run off my energy."
For people considering a career at Wendy's? “Go for it!” Hannah says. "When I was younger, I didn't think I wanted to work in fast food. But Wendy's really does treat you like family. I run a business, but I care the most about my employees because I wouldn't have a business without them."
Wenco Wendy's Franchises
400 Claremont Ave
Ashland, Ohio 44805