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Wendy's/Arby's profit beats expectations as Arby's improves

 Wendy's french fries with sea salt
January 26, 2011
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.
Companies in this Article
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., based in Atlanta, is the franchisor of the Arby's restaurant system, which consists of more than 3,500 restaurants worldwide.
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. - in existence from 2008 - 2011 - was at the time the third largest quick service restaurant company in the United States and was comprised of the Wendy’s® and Arby’s® brands, two companies distinguished by traditions of quality food and service.
The Wendy's brand is since September 30, 2008 owned by Wendy's Arby's Group Inc. Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers® is the third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain in the world, with more than 6,700 restaurants in North America and international markets.