TOP 10 UNTOLD TRUTHS OF WENDY’S!!!

TOP 10 UNTOLD TRUTHS OF WENDY’S!!!

August 18, 2019 100 By Bertrand Dibbert


We can all agree that at one point in our
lives Wendy’s was tasty AF. We have been intrigued by its square patty and its loveable
creator for years. The food chain has been around since 1969 and has managed to keep
a loyal following. However, like every fast food chain, Wendy’s has its secrets. Then
again, everyone has their secrets and sometimes it’s the secrets that make us love them
more. Wendy’s has done nothing but improve themselves year after year. This is why the
franchise is still so popular. But, after learning about some of the shady things that
this restaurant has been involved in, will it still be as popular? Probably. So, here
are the Top 10 Untold Truths about Wendy’s. Wendy’s Chili Is Made Of What? Wendy’s constantly brags about their award-winning
chili. However, we have to wonder, should they be bragging at all? After learning some
weird facts about the chili, we got to wonder if it should even still be on the menu. It
has been reported by the Huffington Post that the company uses silicon dioxide in their
chili. So, that grainy look your chili has is probably just that. The chemical we are
talking about is also called silica and can be found in quartz and sand. Silicon dioxide
also acts as an “anti-caking agent”. So, if you are ever wondering why your chili never
clumps and always has that watery, ‘fresh’ look to it, this is why. But, don’t hate
on Wendy’s too much for using an anti-caking agent because chances are several other fast
food places use it too. Really, even regular restaurants probably use it too. We will admit
though, that whole sand-looking thing is kind of crazy. We truly assumed that it was seasoning
or maybe super small pieces of ground beef. But sand and quartz? That is a whole other
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into retirement when he decided to come back and help the brand. They were having a bit
of a hard time keeping up with the other fast food chains. They weren’t as popular as
McDonald’s or Burger King or even Jack In The Box. so ride or die Thomas wasn’t about
to let his legacy go down in flames. He resigned in 1982 but when the popular “Where’s
The Beef?” campaign ended in 1985, the company needed a facelift. Always a dedicated employee
of his own company, Thomas came out of retirement to help out. He didn’t jump into commercials
right away he started off small by visiting a few restaurants first. He did the whole
taking pictures with fans, kissing babies kind of thing. In 1989, he became the official
spokesperson and from there he spent a majority of the 90s representing the brand. He actually
appeared in more than 800 commercials for Wendy’s before going back into retirement.
Thomas eventually passed away in 2002 from a tumor that he had been battling for about
10 years. It ultimately spread to his liver and took his life. However, at the time of
his passing, there were 6,000 Wendy’s restaurant locations around the US and Canada. So at
the very least, his legacy is secured. Wendy’s Is A Bit Dicey When It Comes To
The LGBTQ Community We all know that before Ellen DeGeneres had
this insanely popular talk show, she had a sitcom. It was called Ellen and it had some
pretty decent ratings. Then, DeGeneres came out and let’s just say, all hell broke loose.
In addition to her show being pulled, the actor was blacklisted and treated as a social
pariah. And one of the organizations that bailed on DeGeneres and her show was the restaurant
chain Wendy’s. Wendy’s pulled all their support from the show which to be honest was
really only advertising during commercial breaks. Regardless, without good ads and a
lack of support, the show went under rather quickly. The LGBTQ community quickly boycotted
the food chain. We have to be honest, we never took founder Dave Thomas to be a hater. He
has such a loving and accepting face. So, we have a hard time believing he had a hand
in this. We think it was more so whoever took over. That being said, he was the face of
the company and took most of the backlash. This isn’t the first or the last time a
restaurant chain decided to put their controversial views out there. And, this isn’t the first
or last time that a mass of people will boycott them for doing so.   Wendy’s Had The First Dollar Menu McDonald’s dollar menu is probably one of
the most common and most loved of all the dollar menus. Burger King is probably coming
in second. However, most people don’t know that it was Wendy’s that pioneered the popularity
of the dollar menu in the first place. The franchise first started their dollar menu
in 1989. Back then it wasn’t known as a dollar menu. It was just a menu where every item
costs the same price; 99 cents. Wendy’s also didn’t call their menu the dollar menu
and they still don’t. They actually called it their Value Menu. So, in 1998, Burger King
decided to follow suit and then in 2002, McDonald’s jumped on the bandwagon as well. Better late
than never right? Wendy’s still has a Value Menu but it’s now called the “Everyday
Value Menu”. We aren’t really sure the “every day” was needed but, okay. The
menu has even upgraded itself from when it originally started (well we would hope so
anyway). They have nachos, nuggets, wraps, hearty burgers that are actually dressed as
regular burgers (with tomatoes, lettuce, etc). They even have their signature Frosty on there.
There is no question that they are still in the running for one of the best dollar menus
out there. You can actually get a whole meal for $5 and some change. Wendy’s Original Location Is No More In 2007, the original Wendy’s location was
closed. It was located in Columbus, Ohio which is where Dave Thomas was born and raised.
The location was open for 38 years. However, once they merged with Canadian coffee chain
Tim Hortons there’s a significant drop in sales. The decision was eventually made to
just close the doors and let it go. Dare we accuse the popular Canadian coffee chain of
ruining the founding Wendy’s location? It seems somewhat rash to just get rid of the
first ever Wendy’s spot. One would assume that there should have been a bigger fight
to keep it open. Maybe even make it a historical site. It’s clearly too late for all that
now but we have to wonder if any of that came into discussion when the decision was being
made to shut it down. The building was also eventually knocked down and rebuilt. It cost
$1.7 million to renovate and it’s now the headquarters of the city’s Catholic Foundation.
We really thought that Ohio would rally around a place that kind of put them on the map.
However, we can’t blame them, there are so many other, tasty food chains. We can understand
why and how Wendy’s fell by the wayside in this case. Wendy’s Breakfast? Did you know that Wendy’s serves breakfast?
We sure didn’t. Apparently, starting in 1985 Wendy’s debuted their breakfast menu.
It was an epic flop and the company decided to just stick with burgers and fries oh and
Frosty’s too. In 2007, they decided to give it another go. Because…Why not? McDonald’s
has breakfast, Burger King has breakfast. Even Taco Bell has breakfast. Yet, they failed
again but this time instead of cutting all restaurants off of their luxurious breakfast,
they decided to give a handful of restaurants the pleasure of continuing to serve it. About
a dozen restaurants scattered throughout the US currently serve the breakfast menu. So,
what does it consist of? Biscuit sandwiches, breakfast burritos, muffins, and hash browns.
It does sound kind of lackluster. And to be honest, the bread for the sandwiches looks
kind of dry. They also recently rolled out a panini though. The good thing about their
breakfast is that it tends to be lower calorie and according to loyal eaters, It always comes
out fresh. Due to lack of interest, it is made on demand during the breakfast hours.
We can only assume that this is the best it will get for this brand and their breakfast.
At least they know how to quit while they’re ahead. Wendy’s Kind Of Invented The Drive-Thru Back in 1971 Wendys was ahead of their time.
They came up with this crazy idea that would allow people to not have to leave their car
to get their food. We now know it as a drive-thru. Every fast food place has one and some places
that aren’t even fast food has figured out how to utilize this invention. It looks like
Dave Thomas was really trying to be the first for everything. McDonald’s didn’t catch
onto the drive-thru window until about 1975. There is still a debate as to who really invented
the first drive-thru window though. Some folks say it was a place called the Pig Stand way
back in 1931. The founder saw the need for a faster way to serve his customers and of
course, he found a way that worked for him. Then in the 1950s both Jack In The Box and
Burger King experimented with the idea. However, they found it too complicated and it didn’t
work. So they jumped ship pretty quick. By the time Wendy’s rolled around and took
control of the idea they had managed to perfect it. Well, perfect it for them anyways. They’ve
been utilizing it since. Letters To Wendy’s Wendy’s has a book. Well, not Wendy’s
but it’s written by a man obsessed with Wendy’s. His name is Joe Wenderoth and the
book is called “Letters To Wendy’s” he took it upon himself to write an entire
novel based off of four things. Burgers, Frosties, erotica, and consumerism. Yes, because all
those things naturally go together, obviously. According to Amazon.com, the book is pretty
interesting. The reviews range from love to confusion. “Letters to Wendy’s is an outrageous,
tragic, genre-bending novel written over the course of a year on comment cards from the
fast-food chain restaurant Wendy’s. Through the letters, the book traces a year in the
life and thoughts of an unnamed narrator obsessed not only by Biggies and Frosties, but also
by consumerism, pornography, and mortality”. We have a few questions about this book. How
does the franchise feel about this? Wenderoth is associating their restaurant with salacious
things like adult content. He is also mixing it into consumerism and he is doing this all
on Wendy’s comment cards. The book was released in 2004. The author, Wenderoth has gone on
to write a few other books but we have a feeling he will forever be known for writing a book
about a fast food chain. Wendy’s Fired An Old Lady Wendy’s has had one of the most popular
advertising campaigns of all time. We all know it, have seen it or at the very least,
heard about it. The “Where’s The Beef” campaign dominated the 80s. Even to this day,
society still references it. And Wendy’s, of course, saw an increase in sales. The campaign
featured this adorable, little, old lady named Clara Peller. She was 84-years-old and had
been chosen to do the campaign after randomly auditioning. However, after a year of going
hard for Wendy’s, she was fired. In 1985, after Peller decided she was super famous,
she appeared in another commercial and Wendy’s wasn’t having it. It wasn’t just any commercial
it was a commercial for Prego spaghetti sauce. In addition to that betrayal, in the commercial,
she actually said she had “finally found” the beef. That was a straight up dig and of
course, it backfired on her. The actress went on to keep a little bit of her fame and eventually
passed away in 1987. For a little old lady, she certainly had a lot of drama in her later
life. At least she went out with a bang that’s more than other people her age can say. Wendy’s Has A Secret Menu Want to try something out of the ordinary?
Well, Wendy’s may be able to help you because they have a secret menu. Like many food establishments,
their secret menu has a lot going on. According to employees, some of the secret menu items
include; a one-pound Meat Cube burger and a Barnyard Burger which has beef, bacon, and
chicken in it. The secret menu items are pretty protein packed. A lot of them have 2 to 3
different meats on one sandwich. Clearly, this can be highly caloric. But, because you
can control a lot of what happens to your secret menu options, you can get a lighter
sandwich and still be satisfied. One of those sandwiches is called the Valley Crispy Chicken
Sandwich. It comes with mayo, tomato, lettuce, and bacon. We also assume that you can ask
for grilled chicken if you are trying to stick to a diet. And like we mentioned there’s
also the sandwich called the “Meat Cube”. It’s worth noting because quite frankly
it sounds like it can’t be healthy for anyone. It’s one pound of meat and to make matters
even worse, there is cheese in between each slice. Come on, you know you want to try it
or at least watch someone else try it, so you can avoid the heart attack. Before hitting the drive-thru, hit that subscribe
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