It's a whole new Wendy's (WEN +5.7%), according to execs trumpeting the redesigns taking place...

|About: The Wendy's Company (WEN)|By:, SA News Editor

It's a whole new Wendy's (WEN +5.7%), according to execs trumpeting the redesigns taking place at restaurants across the U.S. The lounge-style setting replete with flat-screen TVs, leather chairs, and fireplaces has already been installed at 80 outlets with the company saying by the end of 2015 another 600 stores will see upgrades. The question on WEN: Can the company drift into the fast-casual sector and boost margins with McDonald's breathing down its neck?