Wendy’s has closed its doors for good after more than a decade of operation in the United States.
The company announced Wednesday that it was shutting down the remaining 24 of its stores nationwide and will focus on growing its online business.
Wendy’s closed in May of last year after nearly a decade in business in the U.S. and Canada.
It was the fourth-largest fast food chain in the country, and had more than 2,000 locations.
Wendy had been operating in the Phoenix, Arizona, area since 2007.
But in late May, the company announced that it would be closing its stores in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, and New York City.
Wendy closed its last U.K. store, in the city of Lewes, last November.
Wendy has closed about 70 stores since 2011, including a U.C.L.A. store that closed last November, according to the company.
Wendy said it was looking to expand its business in new markets and markets outside of the U, and that it hoped to continue to serve the U for the foreseeable future.
Wendy will also cease operations in Australia, Mexico, Germany, the U to Turkey, and the United Kingdom, the chain said.
The chain said it had sold its remaining franchisees in the States, and will continue to operate in those markets.
Wendy plans to continue operations at its existing locations in the future.
The shutdown will affect approximately 12,000 employees and more than 5,000 hourly employees, Wendy’s said in a statement.