Skip to comments.Wendy’s might close up to 130 restaurants
Posted on 03/09/2013 4:01:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As Wendys Co. continues its effort to modernize restaurants, up to 130 U.S. restaurants could be closed in the coming year because they are not making enough money to be worthy of being remodeled or rebuilt.
The news came yesterday as the Dublin-based company announced earnings for the fourth quarter and full year.
Wendys is beginning the third year of its Image Activation program to raze, rebuild or remodel nearly half of its 600 company-owned stores by the end of 2015.
So far, the Dublin-based fast-food restaurant has rebuilt 58 company-owned stores since 2011, and it plans to rebuild or remodel another 100 company stores and 100 franchised stores this year.
The first year, the rebuilt stores drove average sales increases of 25 percent, and those results continue to hold today, Emil Brolick, the companys chairman and CEO, told securities analysts during a conference call....
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That my friend is Wendy Dave Thomas daughter that the chain was named after.All grown up
Hot redhead in the commercials (Morgan Goodwin)
my 85 year old dad and I go out of our way for Wendy’s chili.. but they screwed up not using the original bun instead of those big doughy, butter flavored kaiser hamburger buns on their Big and Juicys.. IMHO it ruined the Dave Thomas original old fashioned style hamburger/cheeseburger..
can you image the outrage if White Castle started upscaling their rolls into some kind of Kaiser roll?.. they’d go out of business..
I no longer buy Wendy’s hamburgers because the original hamburger Dave Thomas invented with the perfect bun doesn’t exist anymore
HEY ! This is a family post here, pal! (why do all those with purient minds come out on Sat. night?)
those photos are scary,and worse ive seen more and more like them everyday
Tortilla Flat, Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction
coolest location names ever?
I bet thats a good recipe
Earlier this year, we stopped at the one in Greenville, Alabama and it was the dirtiest Wendy's I have ever visited.
things like that are a bit like “loss leaders” (no markup but get the people in the store). you get someone in to buy the thing that costs $1 with little markup margin, but then they buy the fries and the drink, high-margin money makers. Place looks busy, more people go there. win-win.
My husband likes Wendy’s. The one’s we’ve eaten at have been pretty good luckily. We discovered Steak n Shake here in FL and they are amazingly good, real old-fashioned ice cream milk shakes too. Also the Checkers here is awesome. so good we actually avoid it so we don’t get too fat lol.
“The Wendy’s in Nicevklle Florida would screw up my order abojut a third of gthe time I went there.”
Were you texting them your orders?
“Were talking 130 outlets out of 6650 or <2%”
Sounds like Wendy’s is sequestering their low performers.
I’ve never had an order filled correctly at a Popeye’s or Church’s chicken.
I went to Wendy’s twice in 2006. The second time, the service was so bad that I haven’t gone back since. My guess is that the quality of the food and service wouldn’t have slipped if Dave Thomas was still running the show.
Here she is now. Still radiant as ever.
I've never seen more empty storefronts in my life. I imagine all the heartache and broken dreams these failed businesses represent.
And then I picture Zippy on one of his five-star vacations.
There are two exceptions to that, the nation’s capitol and the surrounding area, because of our tax money pouring in, and Texas, because of the free economy. We just moved from Biloxi, Mississippi to Denton, Texas last year and it’s like night and day!!
We now have several jack in the box locations in Johnson County. I remember back in 1990 White Castle had to be in a beige building in Overland Park.
123rd and Metcalf
“Based on their recent ads, had a baconator the other day”
Ditto. But both my wife and I got instant tummy aches after eating the damned things. Tummy aches that lasted a LONG time! Never again!
We do still love the chilli though.