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Value and weather boost Wendy’s 1Q

Company warns of slowing April sales and shares plunge

The weather changed in April, and so did sales at The Wendy’s Co.

The Dublin, Ohio-based quick-service chain on Wednesday said that its same-store sales rose 3.6 percent in the first quarter ended April 3, and increased 6.8 percent on a two-year basis.

That was the chain’s strongest two-year sales number in more than a decade, the result of better weather along with the chain’s value promotions and its limited-time offers.

But company executives

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