Respect The Way

Our Mission

Respect is at the core of everything we do. Our mission is to create a culture of belonging by uniting people through the love of comfort food. We provide experiences that grow relationships and welcome people from all backgrounds. Achieving our mission starts with The “Way.” It stands for the way we treat our guests, support our franchisees, source our products, and commit to doing the right thing.

Our Core Commitments

With respect at our core, we live these values.

  • All In

    Create solutions that benefit guests, franchisees, and the brand.

  • Think Timeless

    Make choices that never go out of style.

  • Stay True

    Provide genuine experiences every day.

  • Take Action

    Do better, and do it together.

  • Go Way Back

    Nostalgia is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Our Story

    Born in Newark, Delaware in 1991, Wayback symbolizes the inner “rebel,” who might not eat their veggies, but holds the door for grandma EVERY TIME. Slightly irreverent towards those who don’t understand, but always reminded. Wayback is honest and straightforward, reflecting our guests: hardworking people who want simple, uncomplicated things. Coming here is a treat. It’s a place for everyone to feel comfortable, and no one is excluded. It feels revived – young and fresh with a nod to how things were “back in the day” but with a twist.

    Today, headquartered in the Cheshire, CT, we strive to create a place where everyone—from our Franchisees and guests to our partners and community—can belong together.

    The Wayback Community

    Meet our community of friends and partners working together to support the causes we care about.