A staggering amount of American citizens are currently unemployed and the poverty level has reached an astronomical high in the country over the past decade causing people to become more and more desperate. In this video you see a hungry man hiding near a Wendy’s drive thru window waiting for an opportunity to snatch a bag of food away from the employee before she hands it to the customer in his car.
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Wendy’s is an American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. The company moved its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. As of 2016, Wendy’s was the world’s third largest hamburger fast food chain with 6,500+ locations, following Burger King and McDonald’s. On April 24, 2008, the company announced a merger with Triarc Companies Inc., a publicly traded company and the parent company of Arby’s. Despite the new ownership, Wendy’s headquarters remained in Dublin. Previously, Wendy’s had rejected more than two buyout offers from Triarc. Following the merger, Triarc became known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, and later as The Wendy’s Company.
As of January 2, 2017, there were a total of 6,537 locations, including 330 that are company-owned. 6,207 restaurants are franchised, and 77% of them are located in North America. While Wendy’s sets standards for exterior store appearance, food quality, and menu, individual owners have control over hours of operations, interior decor, pricing and staff uniforms and wages. Wendy’s menu consists primarily of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries and beverages, including the signature Frosty, which is a soft-serve frozen dairy dessert. Since phasing out their famous “Big Classic”, the company does not have a signature sandwich, such as the Burger King Whopper or the McDonald’s Big Mac.
By default, the “signature sandwich” spot seems to have been filled by Dave’s 1/4 lb. Single (introduced in 2011 as Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy as a reworking of the longstanding Wendy’s Single, shortened to simply Dave’s in 2016), a square-pattied burger made with fresh ground beef rather than round frozen patties. Wendy’s uses square hamburger patties – which hang over the edge of a circular bun – as its signature item. The chain is known for its square hamburgers, sea salt fries and the Frosty, a form of soft serve ice cream mixed with frozen starches. The idea for Wendy’s “old fashioned” hamburgers was 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. Square patties had corners that stuck out so that customers could easily see the quality of the meat.
The Columbus location later added a Tim Hortons 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 “Wendy” Thomas. Photographs of her were on display at the original Wendy’s restaurant until it closed. In August 1972, the first Wendy’s franchisee, L.S. Hartzog, signed an agreement for Indianapolis, Indiana. Also, in 1972, Wendy’s aired its first TV commercials that were only broadcast locally in Ohio. This series of commercials was titled “C’mon to Wendy’s” because they stressed Wendy’s superiority through the “Quality Is Our Recipe” slogan and featured an animated Wendy similar to the one from the corporate logo along with dancing hamburgers.