Wendy’s is still aiming to add 1,000 new restaurants by 2020.
The Dublin-based burger chain reported full-year earnings and held its annual investors’ day on Thursday. The company reported that same-restaurant sales, a key metric, increased 0.8 percent in Wendy’s fourth quarter, the 16th quarter in a row of positive sales growth.
“We have nice momentum as we head into 2017,” said Todd Penegor, Wendy’s chief executive.
Wendy’s Co. expects comparable-store sales to rise between 2 percent and 3 percent in North America for this year, in line with Wall Street expectations.