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Wendy's Spinoff of Tim Hortons Remains on Track

2006-09-20 Wendy's International, Inc. confirms distribution ratio for special dividend of Tim Hortons Inc. shares...

Wendy's Creates Marketing Group

2006-07-27 Wendy's International, Inc. is creating a new area of marketing to lead innovation efforts for the Wendy's(R) brand -- Strategic Insights & Innovation...

Wendy's To Spin Off Remaining Tim Hortons Shares

2006-06-28 The company will sell to Wendy's shareholder 160 mllion shares of Tim Horton's.

Wendy's Change Good for Franchisees?

2006-06-14 The creation of a new Restaurant Services Department frees up time for Dave Near, who became COO in April, to spend in the field building relationships with Wendy's franchisees.

Wendy's to Switch to Trans-Fat Free Oil

2006-06-08 By August, Wendy's U.S. and Canadian stores will use non-hydrogenated oil to cook its French fries and breaded chicken items.

Wendy's Post First Sales Gain in 14 Months

2006-05-25 Wendy's U.S same-store sales increased 0.4 percent in April, with company restaurants up 0.2 percent and franchise restaurants up 0.5 percent.

Wendy's names Dave Near as Chief Operations Officer

2006-04-24 Wendy's International, Inc. today announced that it has named Dave Near as chief operations officer of the Wendy's brand, a new position.

Wendy's Adds Kids' Meal Choices

2006-04-20 Wendy's International Inc. is making changes to its kids menu with the addition of two deli sandwiches and a yogurt-and-granola dish, Business First reports.

Kerrii Anderson Named Wendy’s Interim CEO and President

2006-04-18 Wendy's International, Inc. today announced that the board of directors has elected Kerrii B. Anderson as interim chief executive officer and president of the company and also elected long-time board member James V. Pickett as its chairman, effective today.

Wendy's Introduces New Sandwich Line Nationwide

2006-04-06 Wendy's menu is expanding in a new direction with the nationwide introduction of Frescata sandwiches -- a line of four fresh, premium deli sandwiches.