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Over the past five years, the fast food industry has struggled in the United States as consumers have shifted towards healthier, higher quality food that may cost a bit more. Fast casual restaurants like Chipotle (CMG) and Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) have been primary beneficiaries of this trend, but I don't believe fast food chains are doomed for the ash heap of history, especially if they continue to innovate to appeal to changing taste trends without alienating their core price-sensitive consumer. That is why I believe Wendy's (WEN) presents investors with significant upside on solid growth potential going forward. Even with shares up 50% in 2013 (though they are off 12% from their high),...

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