Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc (WEN.N) reported a surprise quarterly profit on Wednesday, citing progress in the turnaround of its struggling Arby's chain and the success of new products like french fries with sea salt
The No. 3 U.S. fast-food chain on January 20 announced plans to sell the Arby's restaurants
, whose sales at established North American outlets rose 2 percent in the fourth quarter.
At the Wendy's chain, North American same-restaurant sales rose 0.2 percent.