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April 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Wendy's International Inc., the nation's third-largest hamburger chain, said Monday that Chairman and Chief Executive Jack Schuessler had retired. The company appointed Chief Financial Officer Kerrii B. Anderson as the interim CEO and president. James Pickett, a longtime board member, will serve as chairman. Schuessler, 55, who joined Wendy's in 1976, spent six years as chief executive.
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April 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Wendy's International Inc., the nation's third-largest hamburger chain, said Monday that Chairman and Chief Executive Jack Schuessler had retired. The company appointed Chief Financial Officer Kerrii B. Anderson as the interim CEO and president. James Pickett, a longtime board member, will serve as chairman. Schuessler, 55, who joined Wendy's in 1976, spent six years as chief executive.
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November 10, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Wendy's International Inc. named interim Chief Executive Kerrii Anderson its permanent CEO, ending a four-month search. Anderson, 49, has been running Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy's since April, when her predecessor, Jack Schuessler, retired after six straight quarters of declining sales.
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December 14, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Billionaire Nelson Peltz bought a 5.5% stake in Wendy's International Inc. and urged the company to cut costs and sell assets, saying a management plan to boost the stock price doesn't go far enough. Wendy's should cut $200 million in costs and sell its Baja Fresh, Cafi Express and Pasta Pomodoro brands, Peltz said in a regulatory filing.
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September 20, 2005
* Wendy's International Inc.'s Tom Mueller, who served as president and chief operating officer since 2000, resigned after the hamburger chain posted its smallest quarterly sales gain in six years in July. Chief Executive Jack Schuessler will take over for Mueller on an interim basis. * Liberty Media Corp. canceled an agreement to sell as many as 19 million shares it holds in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
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July 30, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Wendy's International Inc., under pressure from shareholders to boost its stock price, plans to offer a stake in its Tim Hortons doughnut chain to the public and close or sell about 450 hamburger restaurants. The company's shares surged 14%, their biggest gain in almost 18 years. Wendy's will sell as much as 18% of Tim Hortons in an initial offering that could raise $900 million, Chief Executive Jack Schuessler said in an interview. Wendy's, the No.
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July 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Wendy's International Inc. said Thursday that quarterly sales at restaurants fell 4%, hurt mainly by a false claim of a finger being found in a bowl of chili. It marked Wendy's third consecutive quarterly decline. The company said half the sales decline for its second quarter ended July 3 was due to the claim. Authorities have charged a Las Vegas resident with making up the story in March in an attempt to extort money from the hamburger chain, the nation's third-largest.
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December 20, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Gordon Teter, chairman and chief executive of No. 3 U.S. hamburger chain Wendy's International Inc., died Sunday at his home in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb. He was 56. Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy's said Teter died of natural causes, though the exact cause will be determined by a medical examiner. He lived in Powell. A committee has been formed to search for a successor, and founder Dave Thomas, who has been senior chairman, will serve as chairman in the interim.
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April 12, 2005 | Debora Vrana, Times Staff Writer
Wendy's International Inc. named a new chief executive Monday for its Baja Fresh Mexican Grill chain, which has been trying to boost its lackluster sales. Brion Grube, a 15-year-veteran of Wendy's, replaces Bill Moreton, a food industry veteran who was brought in just a year ago to run the Thousand Oaks-based chain of nearly 300 fast-casual eateries. Wendy's said Moreton was leaving to spend more time with his family and so he could move to his hometown of Chicago.
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June 1, 2002 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to capitalize on the sizzling "fast-casual" market, Wendy's International Inc. said Friday that it agreed to buy the parent company of Baja Fresh Mexican Grill for $275 million in cash. The deal, coming just weeks after the Thousand Oaks-based Mexican-food chain announced plans for an initial public stock offering, would give Baja Fresh the capital and marketing muscle to expand rapidly in the fast-casual sector, the fastest-growing part of the restaurant industry.
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January 9, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Thomas, the folksy founder of Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers who parlayed his taste for good food and friendly service and an innate knack for talking to people from their television sets into one of the world's most successful fast-food chains, died Tuesday. He was 69. Thomas, an adoptee who over the past decade waged an aggressive campaign to promote adoption in America, died at his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home of liver cancer, company spokesmen said.
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