Top Stories for Jan. 15
Wendy's cuts back on breakfast
CHICAGO – Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. said Tuesday that it is cutting the number of Wendy’s locations selling breakfast items and plans to relaunch the morning menu in 2011.
Roland Smith, president and chief executive officer, told the media that the company is also working on improving margins at Wendy’s restaurants. Smith also serves as the CEO of the Wendy’s brand.
Smith reportedly said that Wendy's would focus on the
Wendy's/Arby's reported that it would reduce the number of Wendy's locations selling breakfast to between 450 and 475, down from 850.
AMI Foundation, AATA to host livestock conference
The conference will precede the AMIF’s Animal Care and Handling Conference March 18 and 19.
Attendees will receive a educational agenda with sessions hosted by industry leaders. The conference is designed for members of the meat industry, livestock producers and transporters and anyone involved in the care and handling of livestock.
Some of the topics on the preliminary agenda include: Alberta livestock industry’s proactive approach to transportation welfare; transportation audits; how trucking companies manage the risk of unfit animals; how unfit animals leave plants vulnerable and cross-border collaboration between Canada and the United States among others.
Registration for this special conference is $175 for AMI and AATA members and $275 for non-members. To register, go to the Events/Education Section of www.meatami.com.
Source: American Meat Institute
National Chicken Cook-off sets finalists
“We have nine outstanding finalists, and we expect a very intense competition in the national showdown,” said contest director Nancy Tringali Piho.
The national cook-off will be held at the
The finalists were selected from a field of 51 semi-finalists, one from each state and the
Source: National Chicken Council