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A new look is coming to Wendy’s but we’re not sure it’ll help with the long drive-thru line up (you know what we’re saying)!

On Wednesday, the US-based food chain announced a new global restaurant design standard Wednesday, a new sleek and modern design with optimized layout with an emphasis on convenience, speed and accuracy. 

The new design, dubbed Global Next Gen, will include delivery pick-up windows, dedicated mobile order pickup, reimagined kitchens, next generation technology and optimized infrastructure: 

“To accelerate our business and expand our footprint across the globe, we must consistently meet the needs of our customers however they choose to engage with Wendy’s, whether that’s through a digital platform or in the drive-thru,” said Wendy’s President and CEO Todd Penegor. 

“Global Next Gen enhances the customer experience across ordering channels and streamlines operations for our crew, all while creating better returns for franchisees.”

Wendy’s plans to open the first Global Next Gen restaurant in New Albany, Ohio in Spring 2023.

“As the first restaurant brand to offer a modern pick-up window more than 50 years ago, Wendy’s continues its legacy of design and innovation with Global Next Gen,” said Penegor. 

“Our new global restaurant standard unlocks opportunities at the intersection of innovative design and technology, bringing us one step closer to our vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.”

It’s unclear which Canadian locations will be the first to update. 

You can see some photos of the new designs below: 

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