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  • Wendy’s Employees Accused Of Refusing To Serve FWPD Officer

    01/06/2017 2:22:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | January 6, 2017 6:31 | By Matt Thomas
    FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) – The Fort Worth Police Department sent a tweet to the verified account for Wendy’s restaurants Thursday night to report that employees at a location in the city had refused to take an officer’s order. The Fort Worth police officer says he went into the Wendy’s on Interstate-20, near Trail Lake Drive. The man said when he made eye contact with a group employees, they all walked to the back of the kitchen and refused to take his order. Wendy’s quickly tweeted back that they were, “Abruptly handling the situation” and on Friday sent the following...
  • Wendy’s releases list of over 1000 restaurants affected in credit card hack

    07/08/2016 6:54:21 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 47 replies
    whntnews19 ^ | Posted 7:27 pm, July 7, 2016 Updated at 07:34pm, July 7, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    Customers who have eaten at Wendy's restaurant and used a debit or credit card to pay for their food are being encouraged to check their statements and read more information on a cyber breach found at some franchise-owned restaurants. Alabama restaurants include five in Huntsville; two in Madison, and one each in Cullman, Decatur, Evergreen, Greenville, Guntersville, Jasper, Mobile, Rainsville, Scottsboro and Selma. Click for locations near you. Wendy's Company first reported unusual payment card activity in February 2016, and believes the activity may have occurred as early as October 2015. Then, on June 9, 2016, company officials reported that...
  • Wendy’s Eyeing Self-Service Kiosks In Effort To Cut Labor Costs

    06/18/2016 7:04:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The fast-food chain has plans to replace some workers with the touch-screen technology in an effort to save on labor costs. By the end of the year, thousands of Wendy’s locations across the country will be offered the kiosks, while franchise-operated stores will have the option of whether to use the technology. ... This year, minimum-wage rose to $10 an hour in California and will gradually rise to $15. Wendy’s president and chief financial officer, told Investor’s Business Daily that labor costs have gone to five to six percent in the past year. ... On social media, there were mixed...
  • Wendy’s to make huge move thanks to minimum wage hike… move over humans

    05/21/2016 6:51:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    bizpacreview. ^ | May 12, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Beware the $15 minimum wage for menial labor — it’ll eventually come back to bite you in the hindquarters. As wages for fast-food workers continue to spiral upwards, hamburger chain Wendy’s is fast-replacing human workers with automation. The company announced this week that by the second half of the year, ordering will be available through the use of self-service kiosks throughout its entire 6,000 locations, according to Investors Business Daily. It will be up to each franchisee whether to use the new technology or to stick with the old system. Wendy’s President Todd Penegor observed that some locations have already...
  • Report: Wendy’s to Roll Out Self-Serve Kiosks by End of 2016...

    05/13/2016 9:15:22 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 13, 2016
    Wendy’s fast food restaurant chain says it will begin offering self-serve kiosks at its 6,000-plus locations across America, making them available to costumers by the end of 2016. The fast food giant’s decision to move toward automation comes just as “Fight for $15”–a progressive protest movement, pushing minimum wage hikes–is applying pressure on state governments to raise wages for low-skilled fast food workers. Last August, Wendy’s CFO Todd Penegor told investors that mandated wage hikes will cause his company to pursue other innovative avenues that could lead to fewer jobs for low-skill workers. “We continue to look at initiatives and...
  • Wendy’s moves to self-service ordering as minimum wage rises

    05/12/2016 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 150 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 12, 2016 | John Sexton
    Investor’s Business Daily reported Wednesday that fast food chain Wendy’s will be expanding the use of self-service kiosks in response to the rising minimum wage: Wendy’s said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy’s President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes Other fast food chains are also experimenting with self-service kiosks. McDonalds...
  • We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

    10/29/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2015 | Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson
    The fast-food breakfast wars are upon us. With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever. But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising. We tested three main breakfast items from the major fast-food chains. We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson Oct. 28, 2015, 9:02 AM 1,083,325 35  facebook  linkedin  twitter  email  print fast food...
  • Wendy’s To Switch To Self Ordering And Automation To Avoid $15/hr Wage hike

    08/11/2015 5:45:11 PM PDT · by thomasryan · 118 replies
    GOVT SLAVES ^ | 8/11/15 | Jonathan Maze
    Wages are rising in the restaurant industry. There are two reasons for this. Minimum wages are increasing in many states. And it’s tougher for growing concepts to find workers. Consider The Wendy’s Company. On its earnings call earlier this week, executives acknowledged that wage costs are increasing — one of several restaurant chains to admit this in the last couple of quarters. Part of this is coming from rising minimum wages. But another part is coming from competition for labor. “There is a war on talent,” CFO Todd Penegor said on the earnings call. As such, the chain has to...
  • Civil Disobedience Expected In Fast Food Pay Fight

    09/02/2014 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 2,2014 | Candice Choi
    NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    09/01/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2014 5:55 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what exactly is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers involved in the movement recently cited sit-ins as an example of strategies they...
  • Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons (tax inversion cited as reason)

    08/24/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT · by tellw · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/24/14 | Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattoli
    <p>Burger King Worldwide Inc. BKW +1.01% is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., THI.T +2.79% a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's domicile abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • Just Who Is That Wendy's Girl?

    07/17/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Lizbeth Scordo
    She’s got copper-colored locks, a peppy personality, an ethnically diverse group of friends, and she knows how to talk millions of Americans into buying a Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich. She’s the Wendy’s Girl. The actress who has played the all-knowing, slightly kooky burger lover for two years is a 28-year-old Alabama native named Morgan Smith Goodwin. (She added her second surname after marrying Dave Goodwin, manager of New York City restaurant Gramercy Tavern.) And while her character has remained nameless in the fast food chain’s TV commercials, it’s not a far stretch to assume she’s Wendy, the freckled little...
  • Food fight: Rising income disparity and the struggle for higher wages

    05/15/2014 7:42:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | JACQUELINE NELSON
    Steven Wilkerson spends long hours working alone at three restaurants in a Hess gas station in Tampa – a Dunkin’ Donuts, a Quiznos and a Godfathers Pizza – all for just $8.50 (U.S.) per hour. Three years ago he made just $7.50. The 28-year-old former U.S. Marine tried to find a role in communications, and later security, after his tour of duty in Iraq. He went to more than 30 interviews, but was told repeatedly that he didn’t have enough experience for jobs he wanted. “You know, everybody tells you when you’re in the military you’ll get any job you...
  • WATCH: Wendy’s Employee Assaulted In ‘Smack Cam’ Attack - Perps Put It Up on YouTube

    04/28/2014 10:41:39 AM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-28-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsIn an attack reminiscent of the “Knockout Game,” a Wendy’s employee was assaulted in what is known as “Smack Cam” - the latest sick trend of the "thug culture." In the video posted on YouTube, a teenage boy is recorded at an Austin Wendy’s Tuesday night going up to 16-year-old Calaybra Jones pretending to order. The teenager then smacks her across the face before running out into a getaway car. WATCH:
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Police: Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger

    12/06/2013 12:51:04 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 69 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11:29 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 | Marcus K. Garner
    ... "Upon arrival at home, she took her food out of the bag and noticed a strange odor in her hamburger,” Gaddis said. “When she opened it, she discovered a partially smoked marijuana cigarette.” The woman took the burger and her receipt back to the restaurant and reported it to the manager and called police. “They were able to speak with the suspect, who admitted that she was responsible,” Gaddis said. “She had been smoking while she worked. When she was fixing the burger, part of the marijuana fell into the burger.” ...
  • Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets

    12/02/2013 4:42:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Published: December 1, 2013 | Steven Greenhouse
    Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities.
  • Kerry Kennedy, Farmworker protest Wendy's in NYC

    05/23/2013 10:46:03 AM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
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    05/17/2013 8:37:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 145 replies
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  • Wendy’s might close up to 130 restaurants

    03/09/2013 4:01:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 1, 2013
    As Wendy’s 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. Wendy’s 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...