Senior Vice President of Research&Development at The Wendy’s Company
Lori Estrada has been with The Wendy’s Company since 2001. During her tenure with the company, she led the successful re-invention of several menu categories including salads, chicken, and premium Dave’s Hot & Juicy Hamburgers. In 2014, Lori received Nation’s Restaurant News’s LTO of the year for the 2013 launch of the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Lori has worked in the food industry for over 29 years. Prior to her career with Wendy’s, Lori led product innovation at several other major QSRs, including Burger King, Taco Bell, and Jack In the Box, earning awards of distinction for her work. She is active in restaurant industry associations and is a current board member for the Flavor Experience.