DUBLIN, OHIO —Amid Wendy’s franchisees’ uncertainties about the future ownership of the brand, the angry operators of more than 1,100 branches of the No. 3 burger chain have blamed the Dublin-based franchisor for causing them financial troubles. In a bitter letter, 16 franchisees who own about 24 percent of the U.S. franchised branches of the 6,015-restaurant system accused Wendy’s board and senior executives of mismanagement, poor ...

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