Wendy's Is Hiring 20K New Workers

Chain plans to launch breakfast menu nationwide
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2019 2:15 AM CDT
Wendy's Is Hiring 20K New Workers
Signage promoting breakfast at a Wendy's restaurant in Culver City, Calif.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Wendy's plans to roll out breakfast offerings like the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and the Breakfast Baconator at all 6,000 or so of its US restaurants next year—and it needs 20,000 new employees to serve them. The fast food chain currently serves breakfast at around 300 locations. CEO Todd Penegor said Monday that the breakfast will provide "incredible growth opportunities," but the launch won't be cheap, CNN reports. The company, which plans to spend around $20 million on the breakfast expansion, has lowered its financial outlook for 2019. USA Today notes that Wendy's was a holdout while other chains expanded their morning menus, although it did experiment with a nationwide breakfast menu including items like French toast and omelets in the mid-1980s. (More Wendy's stories.)

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