Yum! Brands has been mooted as a possible buyer for Wendy's International. Jack Russo, analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons, said: "Yum still needs a burger component for its portfolio given the product's popularity nationwide especially if it intends to continue its successful multibranding strategy." Wendy’s, which has 5,935 units in the US, announced plans last month to sell a minority stake in its Tim Hortons doughnut chain and sell up to 414 company-owned Wendy's restaurants to franchisees as part of a restructuring.