A.J. Antunes & Co. Wins Wendy’s Golden Link Award Wendy’s has presented A.J. Antunes & Co. with the Golden Link Award for Supply Chain Excellence. A.J. Antunes & Co. received this award for the development and release of a bun toaster in conjunction with Wendy’s new Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy cheeseburger in 2011. A reinvention of the brand’s cheeseburger that took more than two years to research and development, Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy featured many improvements, including a toasted, buttered bun. A.J. Antunes & Co. worked closely with Wendy’s to develop a new rapid toaster and ship multiple units to every store in the Wendy’s system in time for the burger’s nationwide release.