In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
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.