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Wendy’s Surpasses Burger King In U.S. Sales
Dublin-based Wendyâ€™s has dethroned Burger King as the nationâ€™s second-largest hamburger chain.
A new report from the food industry research firm Technomic says last year, for the first time, Wendyâ€™s topped Burger King in total U.S. sales by about $100 million. Both combined still have half the annual sales of McDonaldâ€™s.
The report credits Wendyâ€™s number-two ranking to efforts to reinvent itself as a high-end burger chains with sandwiches like the W. and remodeling stores to give them a more-modern look.
The report also quotes Wendyâ€™s CEO Emil Brolick as saying poor performance in recent years was â€œa self-inflicted wound.â€
Wendyâ€™s returned its headquarers to Dublin last year after a three-year stint in Atlanta when it was co-owned with fast food chain Arbyâ€™s.