Wendy´s: Announces 2nd quarter same-store sales

Dublin / OH. (wii) Wendy´s International Inc. announced preliminary same-store sales for the second quarter 2007, which ended on July 01. Average same-store sales at U.S. company restaurants increased 0,7 percent for the period, while average same-store sales at U.S. franchise restaurants increased 0,4 percent. «We´ve now delivered 13 consecutive months of positive same-store sales», said Wendy´s Chief Executive Officer and President Kerrii Anderson. «We built on positive sales a year ago and lapped our highest unit volumes of 2006 in June. Our menu management strategy, new products, and improving marketing and restaurant operations have enabled us to continue our momentum. Second-quarter same-store sales growth was not as strong as the first quarter as we continue to execute our market-based pricing strategy. We believe this is impacting transactions in the short term, but will position us to produce profit expansion in the future».