Fourth of July Taste Test: Wendy's is the Chart of the Day

TheStreet

Everyone knows its Wendy's, for the Fourth of July burger. The mainstay burger takeout joint has seen shares appreciate nearly 50 percent over the last 12 months, although the restaurant has taken 2014's run-up off as shares have lagged in the New Year. It will soon re-debut its pretzel-bun bacon cheeseburger, something that made Wendy's see gains on, thanks to its tasty price tag. Next, some market watchers wonder, if in a year where restaurant Ebitda multiples have soared in deal transactions, if Wendy's could be up for sale next. The company's franchising efforts and debt-to-equity ratio make it a perfect LBO target, some say. ¿