Wendy's is an international fast food chain restaurant founded by Dave Thomas in 1969, in Columbus, Ohio.
- To promote their pretzel buns, a 2014 marketing campaign by Wendy's asked Twitter followers to tweet lyrics for a #pretzellovesong. Boyz II Men released a music video based on the suggested lyrics, including "Om Nom Nom".
- When Rizzo the Rat serves a hamburger with no meat to a customer in The Muppets Take Manhattan, he yells back to the kitchen, "Where's the beef?" This is a reference to a popular Wendy's commercial in which an elderly woman receives her order from a fictional competitor, whose slogan is "Home of the Big Bun", and angrily exclaim, "Where's the beef?"
- In Elmo's World: Cats, during Dorothy's reimagining of "The Lion and the Mouse," Elmo as a lion munches on a piece of bread and shouts "Where's the beef?" Later, when Elmo mouse joins his newfound friend for lunch, he asks "Where's the cheese?"