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Wendy's International profit margins improved

Wendy's International says its 4Q earnings rose 42% from a year ago, as profit margins at its U.S. stores improved despite higher commodity costs.

Wendy's International, Inc. is the parent company of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. It also owns 70 percent of Cafe Express and 25 percent (fully diluted) of Pasta Pomodoro. The Tim Hortons chain was spun off by Wendy's into a separate company in September 2006. The Baja Fresh chain was sold in October 2006.

Kerrii B. Anderson is chief executive officer and president. The corporate headquarters is located in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.