Wendy’s to open 1,000 new units

Wendy’s to open 1,000 new units

Operator confident higher sales, profits will encourage franchisees to build new

The Wendy’s Co. plans to open 1,000 new units by the end of 2020, the company said Wednesday, as growing sales and higher profits encourage operators to expand.

The vast majority of those new restaurants will be built by franchisees, as the system continues to shift to a more franchise-heavy model following the sale of 540 U.S. restaurants to franchisees by the middle of next year.

Wendy’s executives said during a conference call Wednesday that they expect to sell 280

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