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Franchisee Carlisle eyes Wendy’s purchase

MEMPHIS Tenn. Carlisle Corp., a nearly 100-unit Wendy’s franchisee based in Memphis, has become the fourth entity to express interest in acquiring the Dublin, Ohio-based burger brand. The Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch on Wednesday quoted Gene Carlisle as indicating he might team with an unidentified equity firm to make a bid because the wrong buyer could harm Wendy’s through cost cutting.

However, he said a purchaser who paid "today's price" for Wendy's would be

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