Wendy's International, Inc. (NYSE: WEN) announced today during a meeting with the investment community its major financial goals for 2002. Additionally, the company announced that it will make a strategic investment in the fast-casual restaurant segment. The firm's major financial goals for 2002 include to produce revenue growth of between 7% and 8%. Same-store sales growth at Wendy's US restaurants should be between 3% and 3.75%, which is in line with the chain's ten-year average; same-store sales growth in the 5% to 6% range at Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada; and 6% to 8% at Tim Hortons US.