Wendy’s Going to the Greenhouse for Tomatoes
Longtime fast food giant Wendy’s has announced a new initiative to source vine-ripened tomatoes for its North American restaurants exclusively from greenhouse-growing operations by early 2019. The Central Ohio-based company says the move is part of an ongoing mission to procure fresh, high-quality produce for consumption.
According to Wendy’s, its new supply of greenhouse tomatoes will be produced by roughly a dozen suppliers throughout North America. Nearly all the greenhouse tomatoes will be sourced from the U.S. and Canada.
Wendy’s cites greenhouse growing can and will support local economies by sustaining the agricultural workforce with fresh produce that can be grown in more comfortable, indoor environments. The company also points to possible economic opportunities for regions that previously have been unable to support year-round agriculture production due to geography and climate.
Find out more details about Wendy’s new greenhouse tomato initiative at GrowingProduce.com.