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Wendy's

Financing

What to do when big franchisees fail

Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Perkins all face challenges with struggling operators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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As customers increasingly demand convenience, companies such as Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Dunkin' and Starbucks are focusing on operations to drive sales, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain is working to speed up orders as the company looks to turn around weak traffic.

The company is kicking off “Baconfest” with numerous promotions.

The price of the restaurants, which had been operated by former NBA great Junior Bridgeman, was not disclosed.

NPC International, which also owns Wendy’s units, make the pizza chain’s turnaround more difficult, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Abigail Pringle was named president, international and chief development officer as part of management restructuring.

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The credit downgrade for NPC International is another sign of the financial pressure franchisees are under, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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