In 2005, a woman falsely claimed she found a finger in her food at Wendy’s. The fast food chain suffered an estimated US$21 million in lost business.
Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, realized his success as a high school dropout might convince teenagers to quit school – so in 1993 he went back to school and got his GED.
The Bacon Deluxe sandwich from Wendy’s topped a list of the five most unhealthful gourmet burgers sold by national fast food restaurant chains in the United States.
McDonald’s once served McLobster, McSpaghetti & McPizza. Burger King had table service and Wendy’s had full unlimited Salad Bars.
Despite having created one of the largest fast food franchises, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas decided to go back to school and earn his GED in 1993 at the age of 61. His GED class voted him Most Likely to Succeed.