Wendy’s to open 80 restaurants this year

Wendy’s to open 80 restaurants this year

Company also plans to refranchise 640 units in U.S., Canada

The Wendy’s Co. plans to open 80 restaurants this year — its highest number of openings in eight years — as it continues to sell restaurants to franchisees.

Wendy’s is on track to refranchise 640 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada by early next year, the company said Wednesday. It also said it would sell its bakery by the end of the month and use different suppliers for its sandwich buns.

Meanwhile, Wendy’s is refinancing $1.3 billion in debt by June, and plans to use

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