This excerpt taken from the WEN 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.
ARGs business could be hurt by increased labor costs or labor shortages.
Labor is a primary component in the cost of operating our company-owned restaurants. ARG devotes significant resources to recruiting and training its managers and hourly employees. Increased labor costs due to competition, increased minimum wage or employee benefits costs or other factors would adversely impact ARGs cost of sales and operating expenses. In addition, ARGs success depends on its ability to attract, motivate and retain qualified employees, including restaurant managers and staff. If ARG is unable to do so, its results of operations may be hurt.