Meet Barb – Local Wendys Franchise Owner at Bendigo Marketplace


Wendys Bendigo Marketplace has a new local owner, and her name is Barb.

Having lived in Bendigo for 39 years, Barb classifies Bendigo is home, with three sons Jamie, Kyle and Ben all born here in Bendigo. Having moved around a lot when she was younger, Bendigo is a great place to call home for Barb as it is central to everything and is full of great people, restaurants and tourism. Barb is a passionate family woman with 4.5 grandchildren (the .5 on the way is due in Feb!), Alexis, 7, Vincent, 6, Abygail, 4, and McKenzie, 3.

So, why Wendys?

For Barb – Wendys was a favourite of her kids when they were young! A dream come true to be a franchise owner to continue the offering to families of Bendigo. She remembers doing the shopping “and the kids would get a face ice cream as a treat,” she says “and of course I’d get a sherbet one as well!”
“I love Wendys because you get to meet so many different people,” Barb said.

Barb’s Wendys Ice Cream and Beverage Recommendations:

Salted Caramel Lemon Lime Sorbet Banana Smoothie with Honey and Malt


Never been to Wendys before?

Barb says to go for a Shake ‘n Dog or a fully loaded dog for the brave!

And you can’t go wrong with the Mega Cookies & Cream Shake either!

Wendy’s does offer vouchers to junior sporting groups and school fundraisers so come on in and see the staff.

Barb employs 12 staff members at Wendys Bendigo Marketplace – and she says they are “the best staff  anyone could ask for,” and they range from full time to after school workers.

“Bendigo Marketplace is a fantastic place to work, everyone is really friendly there and there is always something going on.” – Barb Pethbridge, Wendys Franchise Owner, Bendigo Marketplace.


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