Wendy's HQ leaving Atlanta for Ohio

August 4, 2011 - 1:00 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Wendy's Co. is moving its headquarters from Atlanta back to its roots in Dublin, Ohio.

Wendy's had been based in Dublin, outside Columbus, until 2008, when it merged with Arby's and moved to Arby's home turf in Atlanta. The short-lived marriage was dissolved last month when Wendy's sold the struggling Arby's chain to an Atlanta-based investment firm.

The combined Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. had about 400 employees in Atlanta. About 200 will remain to work for Wendy's in jobs including IT and accounting. Another 120 will continue working for Arby's, but they won't be on the same floors as their Wendy's counterparts. About 50 positions, including executive jobs, will move back to Ohio, and another 35 to 40 will be eliminated.