Social media and fresh beef help Wendy’s Q1

Chain gains share in the burger sector despite a tough market

“Nuggs” and fresh beef were good for The Wendy’s Co. in the first quarter.

The Dublin, Ohio-based chain said its North America same-store sales increased 1.6 percent in the first quarter — the 17th straight quarterly increase for the Dublin, Ohio-based company.

On a two-year basis, same-store sales are up 5.2 percent, and company executives said the chain increased its share of traffic in the highly competitive quick-service burger business.


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