What's helping Wendy's despite the Reef slowdown

Get analysis and information on the chain’s second-quarter earnings from NRN senior editor Ron Ruggless


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re analyzing Wendy’s latest quarter earnings.

Wendy’s reported its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday morning and the big news to come out of it was the chain’s downsizing of its partnership with Reef Technology, the embattled third-party ghost kitchen provider.

Mainly, the chain found that Reef’s new strategy, which changed in light of some labor practices, wasn’t working for the quick-service brand.

Despite that news, same-store sales were still up 3.7% at Wendy’s, with an increase of 2.3% domestically and 15.2% internationally.

NRN senior editor Ron Ruggless has more on the story.

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