After success in test markets, Wendy's to launch breakfast nationwide in 2020

Wendy's restaurant exterior. (Photo: Wendy's Media)
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DUBLIN, Ohio (WTHR) - Breakfast is served.

That is, it will be served at Wendy's restaurants nationwide, beginning in 2020.

The chain's breakfast menu is currently available in about 300 Wendy's outlets.

The Breakfast Baconator, Frosty-ccino and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit have been so successful in those markets, the company's president announced Monday they were "well positioned" to make breakfast items available across the chain.

"Launching breakfast in our U.S. restaurants nationwide provides incredible growth opportunities," said Todd Penegor, President and CEO of The Wendy's Company, in a press release. "We are well-positioned to pursue it. We believe we have the right team and structure in place, and we put Wendy's fan favorites on our breakfast menu to set us apart from the competition."

The move will require more staff. The company and its franchisees say "around 20,000" crew members will be hired to support the expansion.

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