Wendy’s reveals rate at which it is embarking on new kitchen projects


Wendy’s latest quarterly report has provided a glimpse at the rate at which it is implementing new kitchen projects worldwide.

During the last three months, the company has completed 40 global restaurant openings, which works out as a net increase of 24.

The fast food chain said it continues to expect 2019 global net new restaurant growth of approximately 1.5%.

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Meanwhile, its ‘Image Activation’ programme, which involves reimaging existing restaurants and building new restaurants, remains an integral part of its global growth strategy.

At the end of the third quarter, approximately 56% of its global store network was image activated.  This compares to approximately 50% at the end of 2018.

President and CEO, Todd Penegor, said: “We remain relentlessly focused on executing our plan to accelerate same-restaurant sales and drive global restaurant expansion across the globe. 

“We are well-positioned to drive growth in 2020 and beyond to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand, and to become an accelerated, efficient growth company.”

Wendy’s operates 6,700 restaurants around the globe.

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