Wendy's International, Inc. Announces First-Quarter Same-Store Sales Increase of 3.8% at Company Restaurants




    Company Produces Ten Consecutive Months of Positive Same-Store Sales

    DUBLIN, OHIO, April 5 /CNW/ - Wendy's International, Inc. (NYSE:  WEN)
today announced preliminary same-store sales for the first quarter of 2007,
which ended on Sunday, April 1. Sales at U.S. company restaurants increased
3.8% for the period, while sales at U.S. franchise restaurants increased 3.7%.

    "We have produced ten consecutive months of positive same-store sales,
dating back to the second quarter of 2006," said Chief Executive Officer and
President Kerrii Anderson. "Our new menu management strategy enabled us to
continue our momentum, despite challenging weather conditions in various parts
of the country during February and early March."

    First-quarter promotional calendar

    In January, Wendy's(R) promoted its new double junior cheeseburger and
crispy chicken Deluxe Value Meals. These combo meals include a sandwich, small
order of fries and a 20-ounce cold drink at a suggested price of $2.99.
Wendy's also added a new limited-time seasonal cranberry pecan chicken salad
in the first quarter, featuring spring mix greens, Mandarin oranges, chicken,
dried cranberries and pecans, with a berry balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

    In February, Wendy's promoted several limited-time sandwiches locally,
including the bacon mushroom melt cheeseburger, Mozzarella Lovers' Bacon
Cheeseburger(R), bacon Swiss chicken sandwich and bacon Swiss cheeseburger.

    In March, Wendy's turned up the heat with its new 4-Alarm Spicy Chicken
sandwich. The sandwich features a spicy chicken fillet topped with natural
pepper jack cheese, 4-Alarm Chipotle sauce, jalapeno pepper slices, tomato and
romaine lettuce, served on freshly baked artisan bread.

    Second-quarter promotions include new Chunky Chicken Salad Frescata and
Double Melt cheeseburgers

    Wendy's is currently promoting its new Chunky Chicken Salad Frescata(TM)
deli sandwich. Featuring juicy chunks of all-white meat chicken blended with
celery, onions and green peppers in a Dijon ranch sauce, the sandwich is
topped with tomato and romaine lettuce and served on freshly baked artisan
bread.

    Later this month, Wendy's will promote its latest Double Melt
cheeseburger offerings. The Steakhouse Double Melt features two fresh ground
beef patties layered with bacon, warm Swiss cheese sauce, sauteed onions and
mushrooms, and peppercorn sauce. The Bacon Swiss Double Melt features two
fresh ground beef patties, bacon, warm Swiss cheese sauce and a slice of Swiss
cheese.

    
    Preliminary First-Quarter Same-Store Sales Summary

                                         1Q 2007             1Q 2006
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    U.S. Company                          3.8%               (4.8%)
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    U.S. Franchise                        3.7%               (5.2%)
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    Monthly Same-Store Sales Summary for January, February and March

                        Jan.    Jan.    Feb.    Feb.    March     March
                        2007    2006    2007    2006     2007     2006
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    U.S. Company        4.8%   (4.8%)   3.3%   (6.4%)    3.6%    (3.2%)
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    U.S. Franchise      4.7%   (4.6%)   2.7%   (6.8%)    3.7%    (4.1%)
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    Company plans First-Quarter Disclosure and Annual Meeting

    Management plans to release its 2007 first-quarter results after the
market closes on April 25, 2007.

    The Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders is set for 9:00 a.m. ET on
April 26, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Company's corporate office in
Dublin, Ohio, and will be webcast on www.wendys-invest.com.

    A conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's first quarter
results will be held at 1:00 p.m. ET on April 26, 2007. The dial-in number is
(877) 572-6014 (U.S. and Canada) or (706) 679-4852 (International). A
simultaneous webcast will also be available at www.wendys-invest.com. The call
will also be archived at that site.

    Safe Harbor statement

    Certain information in this news release, particularly information
regarding future economic performance and finances, and plans, expectations
and objectives of management, is forward looking. Factors set forth in our
Safe Harbor under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, in
addition to other possible factors not listed, could affect the Company's
actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those
expressed in forward-looking statements. Please review the Company's Safe
Harbor statement at http://www.wendys-invest.com/safeharbor.

    Wendy's International, Inc. overview

    Wendy's International, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most
successful restaurant operating and franchising companies. More information
about the Company is available at www.wendys-invest.com.




For further information:

For further information: Wendy's International, Inc. Investor Contacts:
David Poplar, 614-764-3547 david_poplar@wendys.com or Media Contact: Denny
Lynch, 614-764-3553 denny_lynch@wendys.com

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