Wendy's Info Essay

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My project was on Wendy’s, Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburger is an international fast food chain restaurant founded by Dave Thomason November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. The company decided to move its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, in January 29, 2006. It has been owned by Triarc but it is now called Wendy’s headquarters since 2008. IN March 2010, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain with approximately 6,650 locations, following McDonald's 31,000 locations and Burger King's 12,000 locations. Approximately 77% of Wendy's restaurants are franchised, the majority of which are located in North America, Wendy’s has more than 46,000 employees in its global operations. In 2006 the firm had $2.469 billion in total sales. While Wendy's has a high standard store appearance, food quality and the most selective food items, individual owners controls operations, interior decor, pricing, staff uniforms and wages. Wendy's menu consists primarily of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries and drinks, including the Frosty. The square burger patties it uses in its sandwiches are the signature item. The chain is known for its Frosty, a form of soft serve ice cream mixed with frozen starches. The idea for Wendy's "old fashioned" hamburgers was actually inspired by Dave Thomas's trips to Kewpee Hamburgers in his home town of Kalamazoo, Michigan The Kewpee sold square hamburgers and thick malt shakes, much like the well-known restaurant that Thomas eventually founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969. In 1970 Thomas opened a second restaurant in Columbus, featuring what Wendy's claims in its corporate history was "the first modern-day, drive-thru window," added in 1971.The Columbus location later added a Tim Horton’s and was closed on March 2, 2007 after 38 years of business due to declining sales. Thomas named the restaurant after his fourth child Melinda Lou

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