Wendy’s has promoted Abigail Pringle to the role of president, US, and E.J. Wunsch to president international, marking a strategic shift in the company’s leadership structure.

As president of US operations Pringle will oversee all aspects of Wendy’s US business unit, which encompasses over 6,000 company-operated and franchised restaurants.

 Meanwhile, Wunsch will oversee similar aspects for Wendy’s international unit across 33 countries and US territories, according to the company.

Pringle has been president of international and chief development officer since 2019. She joined the company in 2002 as director of internal consulting, franchise, and company technology services.

Before her tenure with Wendy’s, Pringle was most recently a manager for Accenture.

Wunsch has been chief legal officer since joining Wendy’s in 2016.

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Prior to Wendy’s, Wunsch was vice president and general counsel North America; go-to-market and global practices at Procter & Gamble. He joined Procter & Gamble in 1999 as counsel for its beauty and care business.

The Wendy’s Company president and CEO Kirk Tanner said: “Since joining Wendy’s earlier this year, I’ve carefully reviewed our business strategy and structure, and believe dedicated Presidents for our US and International business segments alongside our global centres of excellence will help us accelerate our growth in same restaurant sales, digital and new restaurant development even faster.

“Fortunately, we have exceptional leaders for these important roles on the leadership team today. Abigail has been a critical architect of our restaurant development journey and has put our International business on firm footing that is ready for accelerated growth.

“She will now bring that discipline and drive for outsized performance to our US business. E.J. is a strong, strategic business leader who has been deeply involved in the business in his current role.

“I’m confident he will bring his global experience and keen business acumen to support the health of our existing International business and grow our footprint further around the world.”