Founded by Dave Thomas in 1969, Wendy’s is a fast-food restaurant best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,600 restaurants worldwide.
Wendy's was ready for a move—and fast. The company wanted to migrate from Oracle WebCenter Sites (OWCS) to a platform that made it easier to make updates and maintain. Its OWCS license was up at the end of Q1, which meant that the site needed to be migrated to Drupal in under 90 days. Additionally, the company wanted to improve load times and content delivery and wanted to start using personalization.
Time was truly of the essence in this project, with the compressed timeline creating the biggest challenge. But time wasn’t the only factor—cost was an issue too. With OWCS’ license fees, the company knew that content entry would have to occur at the same time as development, which introduced a significant risk. Additionally, the site needed to appear exactly the same on the new platform as it had on OWCS, creating yet another challenge in re-implementing the HTML and styles exactly as they had been in OWCS and React components.
Since the relaunch, Wendys.com is the fastest site for any quick-service restaurant, leading all others in the industry. Editors praise the ease of content entry and the faster content pushes, and the development team appreciates the streamlined code updates and more stable environments.